As a university, we want to be leaders in embracing technology.
Seward, NE (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
Concordia University, Nebraska hosted the dedication of a new ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station on its campus northeast of the Walz Athletic Fieldhouse on Monday, April 22.
Pat Pope, Nebraska Public Power District CEO and president, and other dignitaries attended the dedication and addressed the importance of the electrification of transportation to the Nebraska economy.
“While there are nearly 6,000 charging stations in the U.S., Nebraska is home to only eight public stations. With the growing interest in electric cars in the U.S., we’re pleased to join the growing network of charging stations in our state,” said Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, president of Concordia University, Nebraska.
“Not only does having a charging station on campus complement Concordia’s own environmental stewardship strategy but, as a university, we want to be leaders in embracing technology, be faithful stewards of God’s creation and provide opportunities that benefit the greater community,” he added.
Nebraska Public Power District provided a Chevy Volt, Woodhouse Auto Family, a Nissan Leaf and the Don Cox Family made a Tesla Roadster and Tesla Model S available for the Learn and Drives during the dedications.
The dedication at Concordia University was the second of three that occurred that day. The first dedication took place at Seward Memorial Library at 11 a.m., followed by the dedication at Concordia. The final unveiling took place at Seward High School, 532 Northern Heights Drive, southeast corner of the gymnasium.
The ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station is available for public use and accepts credit card payments. ChargePoint, an electric vehicle charging company in California, provided the three charging stations for Seward as part of an effort to develop an infrastructure that will make electric vehicles move viable.
Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Neb. that currently serves over 2,100 students. Concordia offers more than 50 professional and liberal arts programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit cune.edu.