Pepperdine, Chevrolet and EV Connect Partner on New Campus Environmental Initiatives

By December 4, 2014Press Releases

EV Charging Stations Come to Pepperdine for Faculty, Staff, Student and Guest Use. 

MALIBU, CA – December 4, 2014 – EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, including development of the industry’s most innovative cloud-based management platform, participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pepperdine University for the institution’s new electric vehicle charging stations.

As a result of a unique partnership through CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program, Chevrolet provided the financial support to cover the installation costs and will provide three full years of free electricity to power the growing number of plug-in vehicles on the campus of Pepperdine University, named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country by Princeton Review. The stations will be managed by EV Connect via its EV Connect Charge Cloud™ software platform.

Adding EV stations for its students, staff, faculty, and visitors further demonstrates Pepperdine University’s ongoing commitment to ecological sustainability initiatives. Pepperdine has actively incorporated a variety of environmental responsiveness and awareness programs campus-wide since 1972.

“We appreciate the support and generosity of Chevrolet and EcoMedia by enabling us to offer our students, faculty, staff and guests another valuable opportunity to pursue environmental stewardship,” said Pepperdine University President Andrew Benton. “This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to caring for our campus and our surrounding community.”

The EV Connect Charge Cloud™ management platform was chosen by Pepperdine University to manage the stations and the driver experience because of its robust capabilities, including EV Connect’s ability to remotely manage all aspect of the solution.

“EV Connect is excited to be part of this important initiative at Pepperdine,” said Christine Adzich, Vice President of Sales at EV Connect, at today’s event. “As the only EV charging station company currently offering the kind of management capabilities and features Pepperdine was looking for, they felt we were a natural fit. It’s also a pleasure working with leading companies, such as Chevrolet and CBS EcoMedia, on important projects such as this.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Chevrolet again to bring these three much-needed EV chargers to the Pepperdine campus,” said Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President, CBS EcoMedia. “Pepperdine’s students, staff and visitors will benefit from these Chevrolet-funded chargers for years to come and we continue to admire Chevrolet for its commitment to sustainability and innovation as a leader in electric vehicles.”

A special ribbon-cutting celebration was held today at the site of the newly installed, Chevy-funded charging stations on the Pepperdine University Campus. One Chevy Spark EV and two Chevy Volts were on hand for guests to experience the thrill of driving an emission-free vehicle. The celebration was hosted by Andrew K. Benton, President, Pepperdine University; Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder, CBS EcoMedia; and Jordan Ramer, founder of EV Connect.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About Pepperdine

Founded in 1937, Pepperdine University is an independent, Christian university located 30 miles west of Los Angeles in scenic Malibu, California. The University enrolls approximately 7,300 students in its undergraduate school, Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, and the School of Public Policy. Pepperdine is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. For more news and information about Pepperdine, please visit pepperdine.edu.

About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

At EcoMedia, we’re propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that’s been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2010, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media.

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.  Please visit ecomediacbs.com, like us at facebook.com/EcoMediaCBS or follow us at Twitter.com/EcoMediaCBS.

About EV Connect, Inc.

EV Connect is a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial, enterprise, hospitality, university and government facilities. EV Connect developed and operates the industry’s most robust and flexible cloud-based platform for the management of charging stations and the drivers that use them.  The EV Connect platform provides charge station-agnostic command & control; enterprise and energy systems integration via an open API; driver communications and support; and demand-response functionality across multiple charging networks.

Established in 2009, EV Connect’s customers include Yahoo!, Marriott, 21st Century Fox, Western Digital, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Power Authority, and numerous municipalities.  For more information, please visit evconnect.wpengine.com.​

Contact:

Richard Greenwood
Director of Marketing
EV Connect
(866) 790-3155
rgreenwood@evconnect.com

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