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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette's new electric charging station in the Cajun Field is the first public electric vehicle charging station in the city of Lafayette and the state's first EV charging station powered primarily by solar energy. It is the first of several charging stations planned at UL Lafayette as part of the University's Sustainability Strategic Plan, a three-year plan that outlines campus environmental practices and goals through 2021.

The University's solar energy facility is partly powering the station, which then reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions, as said by Dr. Terrence Chambers, a professor of mechanical engineering who leads the Photovoltaic Applied Research and Testing Lab in University Research Park.

 

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