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Sustainability at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

EV Owners Club 

New Electric Vehicle (EV) Owners' Club at ORNL

 

Over the past five years, ORNL has installed 47 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus to provide workplace charging and to provide charging of government EVs which are being incorporated into ORNL’s vehicle fleet. The majority of the EV chargers were installed under the EV Research Project, and the cost of operating the charging stations has been borne by the EV Research Project, which ended September 30, 2016. In order to continue operating the non-fleet EV charging stations beyond September 30, 2016, an EV Owners Club has been established which went into effect October 1, 2016. Employees, subcontractors, and DOE staff wishing to use the EV chargers after October 1, 2016, will pay an annual amount to join the EV Owners’ Club and will be allowed to charge their EVs for the duration of FY17. These EV Owners’ Club funds will support the maintenance of the EV chargers devoted to non-fleet charging.

Since EV owners will be paying for the ability to charge on campus, it will become even more important that non-electric vehicles not park in the spaces marked “EV Only.” Enforcement of the “EV Only” charging spaces will increase and ticketing will occur if non-electric vehicles park in “EV Only” spaces. Additionally, since the EV Owners Club funds will only cover chargers for non-government EVs, it is important that EV drivers not charge in spaces designated as “Government EV Only.” See the attached map for EV charging locations.

Thank you for your cooperation as ORNL moves into this new mode for on-campus EV charging. This will allow us to continue to meet the goals of the EV Project and support our efforts to increase EV adoption. Contact: Norm Durfee (865-274-6583 or durfeenw1@ornl.gov).