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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

CNU installs first electric car charging station

NEWPORT NEWS — Christopher Newport University’s class of 2018 gave the university its first electric car charging port last month.

“Christopher Newport is proud to be among those institutions making a positive impact,” said Bill Brauer, executive vice president of the university.

The charging station is capable of charging two cars at once and is located on the ground level of the Ferguson Center for the Arts parking garage, according to CNU’s news release.

Katie Wiens, assistant professor in the Molecular Biology and Chemistry department, drove the first car to be charged at the port, according to the news release.

“We knew supporting sustainability was a senior gift that would make a lasting impact,” said Cedra Brown, the Class of 2018 president. “We needed a place on campus where students, faculty and staff who were committed to lowering emissions could charge their EVs and, while this is only one charging station, we sincerely hope it is the first of many.”

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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