Tempe campus receives 6 electric vehicle charging stations

March 14, 2012

Arizona State University’s Parking & Transit Services (PTS) is partnering with ECOtality, a leader in clean electric transportation solutions, to provide six, Level 2 Blink electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on the ASU Tempe campus.

“Integrating electric charging stations for use on the ASU Tempe campus is a component of the university’s commitment to achieving its carbon neutrality goal by 2025, and conveys to our surrounding communities that we are implementing the sustainability practices that we advocate,” says Ray Jensen, associate vice president of University Business Services and the University Sustainability Operations officer. An EV charging station is mounted to a pillar at the Fulton Center garage. Download Full Image

The stations are scheduled to be available for use on March 14, and will be located on the Tempe campus at Packard Drive South, the Fulton Center and the Tyler Street Parking Structure. Each Blink charging station can charge one EV at a time.

Once the stations are operational, ASU will be the largest public university in the state of Arizona to house such charging facilities.

“With the federal government increasing the new vehicle average mile per gallon to more than 50 MPG, a nationwide network of electric charging stations will increasingly become important,” says Raymond Humbert, associate director, Parking and Transit Services. 

Students, faculty and staff will have free access to charging stations with Blink access cards, which PTS will issue at their Tempe campus University Towers office. Visiting electric vehicle owners who are member of the Blink system also will be able to access the charging stations on the ASU Tempe campus. Thanks to a federal grant, electric vehicle owners will be able to charge their vehicles without paying for the cost of electricity.

ECOtality manages The EV Project and will oversee the installation of approximately 14,000 commercial and residential charging stations in 18 major cities and metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia. The project will provide EV infrastructure to support the deployment of 8,300 EVs. The project is a public-private partnership, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy through a federal stimulus grant and made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. For more information about The EV Project, please visit: www.theevproject.com.

To learn more about the electric charging stations on the Tempe campus, contact Ray Humbert, associate director of Parking & Transit Services at ASU at 480-965-9297 or raymond.humbert@asu.edu.

Sarah Mason, sarahmason@asu.edu
ASU Parking & Transit Services  

Wendy Craft

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Baseball shuts out Utah Valley

March 14, 2012

The 11th-ranked Arizona State baseball team, behind four strong innings from starting left-hander Adam McCreery and a pair of first-inning home runs, shut out Utah Valley 9-0 , March 13, at Packard Stadium.

McCreery (1-0) earned his first collegiate win after giving up no runs on two hits while striking out five. After walking the first batter in the top of the fourth, McCreery struck out the next three batters to end the inning. Download Full Image

The Devils (11-4) jumped out to an early three-run lead in the first inning on a pair of home runs by Deven Marrero and Abe Ruiz. Andrew Aplin led off the inning with a single through the right side and Marrero brought him around with a homer to left field that was initially ruled foul, but was overturned after the umpires met. Ruiz hit a solo home run two batters later to put the Devils up, 3-0.

Marrero and Ruiz each finished with two hits and pair of RBI, while Marrero added three runs scored and Ruiz crossed the plate twice. James McDonald led the team with three RBI on two hits.

Four Sun Devil pitchers combined to pitch the final five innings, including right-hander Alex Blackford, who allowed no runs on one hit and collected five strikeouts in two innings. Right-hander Robert Ravago threw a perfect seventh inning with a pair of strikeouts, left-hander Matt Dunbar gave up one hit in the eighth and right-hander Joseph Lopez closed out the ninth.

Wolverines (5-9) right-hander Adam Gunn (1-2) conceded six runs, including four earned, on seven hits in four innings and took the loss. Five other pitchers made an appearance for the Utah Valley.

ASU tacked on a run in the second frame on an RBI single by Drew Stankiewicz that scored McDonald, who reached base on an error by the shortstop.

Trever Allen knocked a two-run single into right field in the bottom of the fourth to push the Sun Devils' advantage to six.

ASU scored another run in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI double by Ruiz.

The Wolverines threatened in the top of the sixth inning after Billy Burgess drove a hard-hit single to right field with a man on second, but Allen threw him out at home to preserve the Sun Devils' shutout.

Three straight singles in the seventh inning, highlighted by an RBI by both Rouric Bridgewater and McDonald, put the Devils up, 9-0.

The Sun Devils close out their two-game series against Utah Valley at 6:30 p.m. (PT), March 14, at Packard Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.