Electrical vehicle charging station
Brock University installed its first electric vehicle charger (EVC) in spring 2013 by the main entrance to the International Centre.
The charging station, which was partially gifted to the University by Sun Country Highway, is available to students, staff, faculty, as well as local residents and visitors to Niagara.
The Brock EVC is a 90 Amp unit that provides up to 90 kms of travel on a one-hour charge on select e-vehicles. The indicator light on the unit indicates the status of the charge - red means fully charged; green indicates that charging is in progress.
When Brock’s LEED Silver Certified International Centre was being constructed in 2009, North American automobile manufacturers were forecasting the production of electric vehicles within a couple of years. In response to this announcement the building was designed to accommodate future EVC stations.
Using the space
Users must have the appropriate license plate on their electric vehicle in order to use the parking spot to charge up. Brock permit holders can use the EVC at no additional fee. Please move your car as soon as it is charged to allow others to use it.
Non-permit holders can purchase parking at the nearby pay and display machine ($2.50/hour) for the duration of the time required to charge their vehicle. The valid pay receipt must be displayed on the dash of your car face up, and must be valid for the duration of the time you are charging your vehicle.
This space should not be used for loading/unloading or as a passenger pick-up or drop-off area. Unauthorized vehicles parked in the EVC Station risk being ticketed and/or towed.
Sun Country has an interactive EVC map on their site that driver’s can use to plot their emissions-free routes across the country.
According to the EV Charging Station Locator on the Canadian Automobile Association’s (CAA) website, the EVC at Brock University is now one of six stations located in Niagara within 10 kms of the University.