Sustainability Office

Sustainable Queen's
Sustainable Queen's

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric vehicles have become increasingly popular over the past decade. In 2018, we saw a 90% increase in the purchases of electric vehicles as per Electric Mobility Canada. One of the key components of the University’s broader objective to create a sustainable campus is increasing support for alternative modes of transportation, be it cycling, public transit or lower carbon commuting. We can reduce approximately one metric tonne of carbon emissions for every Queen’s single-occupant-vehicle commuter that chooses an alternative transportation mode.

The university is excited to be supporting cleaner modes of transportation by installing over 60 electric vehicle charging stations across 7 designated parking sites. With this infrastructure in place, the university can accommodate electric vehicles on campus by providing drivers with the chance to charge their vehicles at work or when visiting.  The stations consist of two chargers that can accommodate two vehicles at once and be compatible with all ranges of 100% electric or plug-in hybrids currently on the market. This first-of-its-kind initiative for Queen’s will help pave the way for more sustainable transportation within our community. With the installation of these chargers Queen's has seen a rapid increase in their usage, averaging 1 MWh of electricity every week to electric vehicle owners at no cost.

Our recent metering deployment has indicated that a total of 18.4 MWh has been supplied to EV's over the span of July 2019 through September 2019. This is the equivalent of driving 93,000 km's in an electric vehicle, and reducing about 23,000 kg's of carbon dioxide from being emitted.

These EV chargers can be found in the following locations or on the google map:

  • Queen's Center Parking Garage
  • Tindall Parking Garage
  • School of Kinesiology
  • MacNeil House 
  • Jackson Hall
  • Isabelle Bader Center for Performing Arts
  • Goode's Parking Garage