Chattanooga State Goes Green By Installing Electric Car Chargers

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
TCAT parking lot
TCAT parking lot

Chattanooga State Community College in an effort to accommodate all of its faculty, staff, and students has installed four new charging stations for electric cars on the main campus. The stations can be used to charge electric cars of any make and model. Chattanooga State is the first educational institution in the area to install the chargers.

The stations are located in various areas on campus. Two are located in the parking lot near the Center for Engineering, Technology, Arts and Sciences, one is located in the parking lot behind the Center for Business, Industry and Health Professions, and the last charging station is in a parking lot near the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.

According to Bob Jackson, Chattanooga State director of Environmental Safety, “the most recent vehicle I saw had a $3 charge on the meter for a refill, which should get them 50 to 75 miles. Holy cow! To get that many miles in an all-gas car that size would cost about $7. That’s phenomenal.”

Plug In America, whose website says it is “a coalition of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, Ford Ranger and Ford Th!nk City electric cars, and advocates of energy independence and clean air,” estimates the cost to fully-charge an all electric-vehicle is between $2 to $4. A car like the Nissan LEAF can travel almost 100 miles for that amount.

For information about Chattanooga State Community College and its educational programs, call the Chattanooga State information hotline at 423 697-4404 or toll free at 866 547-3733. Information is available on the Chattanooga State website at www.chattanoogastate.edu, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ChattState, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ChattStateCC.

Chattanooga State Community College is a comprehensive, regionally-accredited community college, governed by the policies and guidelines as set forth by the Tennessee Board of Regents. Chattanooga State’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and to develop the capacities of the business and industrial communities through technical and postsecondary education. Found in 1965, the college serves a six-county area in Southeast Tennessee and offers more than 50 educational programs.

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