Electric car owners in Fresno and Clovis now have another spot to charge up their vehicle.
Fresno State has installed six charging stations just west of Save Mart Center, where students, staff and the public can park and plug in. Signs will soon go up on Highway 168 advertising the station.
Charging costs a flat rate of $1 per hour. The stations, located in a parking lot near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Matoian Way, were paid for through a $397,000 grant from the California Energy Commission.
Fresno State spokeswoman Kathleen Schock said the university doesn’t have an official estimate for how many students and staff own electric cars.
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“Our hope is obviously having this option for our students, faculty and staff will encourage more to look into electric cars in the future,” she said.