Electric Vehicle Charging Stations To Be Installed At City College

The City College of San Francisco Multi-Use Building, located near Ocean Avenue on Frida Kahlo Way, will be outfitted with electric vehicle charging stations. Photograph courtesy of The Guardsman

Installation of 11 electric vehicle charging stations is scheduled to start next week at City College of San Francisco.

The free charging stations will be located on existing parking stalls in the parking lots adjacent to Rush Stadium and the Multi-Use Building on Frida Kahlo Way.

San Francisco-based Volta Charging, which has charging stations nearby at Stonestown and elsewhere in the city, will install them at no cost to the college, which had no charging stations before.

Construction is scheduled to start the week of Dec. 20, 2021 and run through the end of January 2022.

The college authorized a 7-year agreement with Volta Charging in 2019.

The stations will be available to employees and students on weekdays during business hours and to the public on weekends and before and after business hours on weekdays, according to the college.

“It will serve cars that have [Americans with Disabilities Act] needs as well,” Associate Vice Chancellor Alberto Vasquez said at the November meeting of the college’s Facilities Committee.

The stations will have digital advertising. The college will get two free digital ad spots on all stations. 

The college will also have the opportunity to set up an educational partnership with Volta Charging that includes visits to the company’s headquarters, access to mobile app programming and opportunities to learn about charging technology.

“All exterior activities will occur in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the facilities management team and limit the amount of disruption to campus activities throughout construction,” according to an announcement from the college.