Electric vehicle charging station

The charging station is located in front of the main entrance of the International Building on Brock’s east campus on Norman Road.

Using the space

Only electric vehicles displaying the appropriate license plate may park in the space while charging. Use only this space while charging an electric vehicle.

Brock permit holders may charge their vehicle for free. Please move your car as soon as it is charged.

Non-permit holders may purchase parking at the nearby pay and display machine at the hourly rate of $3.00 per hour. The valid pay receipt must be displayed on the dashboard and must be valid during 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.

Charges

This charging station is operating as a pilot project so there is no charge to use the station other than the cost of parking for non-permit holders. Please note that parking enforcement is 24/7. Unauthorized vehicles parked in the charging station risk being ticketed and/or towed.

When Brock’s LEED silver certified International Centre was built 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 charging stations.

The charging unit, which was partially gifted to the University by Sun Country Highway, is available to students, staff, faculty, residents and visitors to Niagara. Sun Country is a Canadian-owned company that raises awareness about electric vehicle infrastructure and zero-emission transportation.

“At Brock we’re always looking to adopt new tools and technologies to help make our campus more sustainable,” says Tom Saint-Ivany, Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management, and chair of the University’s Sustainability Co-ordinating Committee.