As part of DePaul’s commitment to environmental sustainability, electric vehicle (EV) chargers are now available to residents and staff at a number of sites across Western and Upstate New York. The Lock 7 Apartments in Oswego, the Charles J. Lesh, MD Apartments in Batavia, the Veddersburg Apartments in Amsterdam, and DePaul’s Rochester Administration Office in Gates all currently have EV charging stations. The feature will also be included in all projects being built moving forward.
DePaul was able to defray the cost of installing EV charging stations using tax credits. Accounts to use the charging stations are set up through the EV Connect app and the only cost to users is for the power used to charge their vehicle. That cost is determined by the average kilowatt per hour in New York State.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EV sales increased from 0.2 percent in 2011 to 4.6 percent in 2021.
“DePaul is continuously seeking opportunities to incorporate efficiency and sustainability into our design, construction and operations,” said DePaul President Mark Fuller.