Transportation EPAC Workgroup

The charging station for the all-electric rental car, donated to the University by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) in return for research on the station’s use, also provides the power for an all-electric eStar step van the University is purchasing, using a $75,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation. The eStar is cleaner and less expensive to operate than the 10-year-old diesel truck it will replace.

Sustainable Transportation Changes

  1. Purchasing Guidlines Update
    • UConn is currently working to increase the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in our fleet
  2. Boost in Charging Stations
    • Recently, Hertz added four new charging stations in the Storrs Center garage for charging
    • Two charging stations exist on the UConn Campus (by Transportation Services) for charging electric vehicles
  3. Extra Tools: Find a SmartWay Vehicle