Electric vehicle drivers can now park and power up at the same time with a newly installed ChargePoint Electric Car Charging Station at Joliet Junior College, located at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.
The ChargePoint Electric Car Charging Station can be found in East Lot 2.
The station, which can handle two cars at once and is available to any driver with an electric car, was installed as a part of the college’s sustainability initiative, thanks to efforts from JJC’s Sustainability Committee, Board of Trustees, Senior Leadership Team, and Facility Services.
“This is a direct result of JJC’s commitment to being a sustainable college, as well as serving faculty, staff, student and community needs,” said Rick Lyman, manager of construction and facility planning at JJC.
Motorists are asked to note two rules for using the station: If a driver parks in the space, they must have their vehicle plugged in, or else they will be ticketed. Once the car is finished charging, the driver must move to a different space to give other drivers a turn to charge.
Charging a vehicle costs $1 per hour for the first four hours, and then $3 per hour for each hour after. Drivers can pay directly at the station with a swipe card (or payment card). If a driver doesn’t have a swipe card, they can pay by phone at 1-888-758-4389.
Lyman said if the stations are well received at the Main Campus, JJC might order a second one for the Romeoville Campus, located at 1125 West Romeo Road.
For more information about ChargePoint Electric Car Charging Stations, log on to https://na.chargepoint.com. Drivers can also download a “ChargePoint, Inc.” app available for iPhone or Android. This app allows drivers to find the closest charging stations to their location.
For more information about JJC’s sustainable practices, log on to www.jjc.edu/about/committees/sustainable-campus.