School Charging

EVs for Schools

EV for schools charging station
Austin Energy is working with local school districts to introduce the convenience and positive aspects of electric vehicle (EV) charging. This initiative supports the advancement of electric vehicle science and technology as well as environmental responsibility. Students and teachers now have the opportunity to learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles and sustainability.

 

EVs for Schools offers:
  • EV charging stations for school staff, students, parents, and visitors.
  • Curriculum designed to meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. 
  • Affordable and accessible on-campus charging to increase EV awareness and adoption.

Pilot Program Overview

Austin Energy and Austin Independent School District (AISD) are partnering to launch the EVs for Schools pilot program, with support from ChargePoint and Smart Charge America. This pilot is one of the first public school campus electric vehicle initiatives in Texas, with a focus on installing electric vehicle charging stations for use and study. Success in the four pilot AISD schools opens the door to launch in other schools and school districts in the Austin area.

Features and Benefits

  • On-Campus Charging Stations — Participating schools each have a dual port electric vehicle charging station for use by staff, students, and visitors. Austin Energy takes care of the routine maintenance and operations on the charging stations.
  • Educational Living Lab — Students will be able to use the school charging station as a living lab for collecting data and measuring usage. Participating schools will receive a teacher kit and specialized training with STEM curriculum about electric vehicle, green energy, and sustainable mobility. 
  • Charging Network Access — EV drivers can charge at these school stations for $4.17/month through Austin Energy’s Plug-In EVerywhere℠ program, which provides unlimited charging at 700+ local public charging ports. 
  • Sustainable Charging — All Austin area charging stations are powered by 100% renewable Texas wind energy through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice® program

EVs are for EVeryone

EVs for Schools is part of Austin Energy’s EVs are for EVeryone initiative. This work brings electric vehicle programs and support to all community members including low to moderate income groups. The goal is to create a future of mobility that is equitable, affordable, and accessible while helping the environment. 

Interested? Austin Energy Can Help Lower Installation Costs

Austin Energy provides a rebate of up to $4,000 or 50% of the cost to install approved Level 2 (240V) charging stations and/or EV Level 1 (120V) outlets. The maximum rebate depends on the selected equipment and whether the station is in an existing or new parking area.

Get Started

Email Plug-In Austin for more information about electric vehicles, charging technology, and costs. We can help your school district find a licensed and experienced contractor. 

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Last Updated: 10/15/18

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