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Charging Stations Now Open

Published: April 22, 2016

CHENEY, Washington - Eastern Washington University celebrated Earth Day 2016 and its focus on environmental sustainability with the introduction of four new electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) as part the U.S. Department of Energy's Workplace Challenge.

The Level 2 PowerPostTM EV charging stations were installed by Telefonix® Inc., a leading developer of cord reel technology and manufacturer of PowerPost® commercial electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSEs).

"The installation of these charging stations is part of Eastern's long-term plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions," said EWU President Mary Cullinan. "We are serious about our commitment to sustainability and believe PowerPost EVSEs furthers our commitment to preserving the earth."

Two units are located in front of EWU's Computing and Engineering Building and another two are located outside the campus Visitor Center. Each station includes a four-hour meter, which costs $1.25 per hour and includes the cost to park and charge simultaneously. Vehicles must be charging to park at these designated stations. A four-hour charge typically provides 40 miles of driving.

The charging stations are the first PowerPost EVSEs installed with an eGauge system, an electrical power meter that will solely monitor EV Charger usage. The eGauge system is installed directly to the circuit to track total energy consumption, allowing EWU to research the energy efficiency of PowerPost EVSE, without monthly networking fees or maintenance contracts.

"PowerPost EVSE is the perfect charger for installations where cars are parked for two hours or more, like a university, said Bill Williams, business development manager at Telefonix Inc. "The energy efficiency and low cost per use keeps money in the university's pocket so they can spend it on what truly matters- providing quality education."

Being an early adopter is a common theme for EWU when it comes to preserving the earth's climate. In 2007, EWU signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPU), an effort put forth by colleges and universities to neutralize their greenhouse gas emissions and educate society about the earth's environment. To learn more about EWU's sustainable practices visit

President Cullinan cutting the ribbon

About The PowerPost® EVSE Product Line

The Telefonix PowerPost electric vehicle charging station product line is focused on low current solutions for commercial parking lots or garages where cars are parked for two or more hours. The L1 PowerPost EVSE led the way as the first commercial Level 1 EV charging station, and the L2 PowerPost EVSE is making an impact on the Level 2 product category as the first low current, commercial Level 2 EV charging station. All PowerPost chargers provide an economical charging solution that also features a retractable cord reel that eliminates the clutter and potential hazards of long cables as well as offering the potential for custom branding. Telefonix is delivering on electric vehicle charging innovations with a cost of ownership that creates a win-win for both the EV driver and the parking facility.

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