Chevrolet Brings First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations To Pepperdine University

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Chevrolet Brings First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations To Pepperdine University

Three Free Years of EV Charging for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors Courtesy of Chevrolet
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Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:30pm


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December 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Chevrolet, one of the world’s largest automotive brands, has partnered with Pepperdine University, named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country by Princeton Review, and CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd program to install Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus and provide free electricity for EV drivers.

As a result of this unique partnership, Chevrolet’s funding will bring three Level 2 (240-volt) EV charging stations to two separate locations at Pepperdine University’s main campus. Chevrolet’s financial support will cover installation costs and provide three full years of free electricity to power the growing number of plug-in cars on campus.

These are the first EV charging stations to be installed on campus and will enable students, staff, faculty and visitors to recharge their plug-in cars while supporting Pepperdine’s robust sustainability initiatives. Pepperdine has actively incorporated a variety of environmental responsiveness and awareness programs campus-wide since 1972.

Chevrolet has long believed in being a responsible steward of the environment. The brand is not only focused on building cars that help consumers reduce their own personal carbon footprint, but also in finding sustainable ways of doing business. Its “Ecologic” initiative helps to reduce environmental impact throughout the stages of a car’s life, from manufacturing to driving to recycling. Additionally, through a separate partnership with CBS EcoMedia last year, Chevrolet funded EV charging stations at two nearby California State Parks – Malibu Creek State Park and Leo Carrillo State Beach – allowing Malibu residents and visitors a free charge while they explore the parks.

A special ribbon-cutting celebration was held today at the site of two newly installed, Chevrolet-funded charging stations at the Seaver Visitor Lot on the Pepperdine University campus. A Chevy Volt and Chevy Spark EV were available for guests to experience the thrill of driving an electric vehicle. The celebration was hosted by Dave Barthmuss, West Coast Communications Group Manager, General Motors; Andrew K. Benton, President, Pepperdine University; and Eric Kern, Local Sales Manager, CBS Los Angeles

“Pepperdine University’s environmental initiatives align with Chevrolet’s commitment to expanding the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Barthmuss. “We are excited to provide the students, faculty, staff and visitors of Pepperdine University with the option of receiving a free charge courtesy of Chevrolet.”

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

Pepperdine University will benefit from approximately $8,250 in costs savings per year, and it’s estimated that 16,524 kg of CO2 will be reduced as a result of this project.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Chevrolet to bring these three much-needed EV chargers to the Pepperdine campus,” said Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President, CBS EcoMedia. “Pepperdine, its 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.”


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


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


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, like us at or follow us at

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


Lindsay Brown
+1 (805) 373-9758
General Motors
Ali Taghavi
+1 (310) 506-4138
Pepperdine University
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