Commuter travel accounted for 13% of Elon’s FY 2018 carbon emissions, and the University Fleet accounted for another 3%.
With a goal of climate neutrality by 2037, Elon uses, encourages and supports transportation that reduces carbon emissions.
Visit the Transportation web site for information on the below transportation programs and much more!
- Zipcar car share program
- Share the Ride NC (find a carpool partner!)
- Emergency ride home program
- Bike rental program
- Airport shuttles
Elon has over 60 alternative fueled vehicles. This includes biodiesel, electric utility and security and hybrid vehicles. Electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions. They run off of batteries, which are charged when they are not being used. A few of the electric utility vehicles have been equipped with a solar panel to extend their charge time during the day. Hybrid vehicles emit less pollution and get better gas mileage than non-hybrid versions of the same vehicle type.
Low-Emitting Vehicle (LEV) Parking
To encourage the use of low-emitting vehicles, there are several parking lots on campus that have preferred parking spaces designated for LEVs. A LEV permit is required to park in these spaces and can be obtained from the Traffic Office.
Do you drive a LEV? LEVs include non-hybrids as well as hybrid models. LEVs have achieved a minimum green score of 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide. See if your car is on the LEV list (use the LEED v. 2009 tab). To learn more about LEVs and to find out if you drive one visit www.greenercars.org.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
There are three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus. A Tesla Connector/Charging Station is located in the Inman Admissions Welcome Center parking lot. A Level 2 charging station that is part of the ChargePoint network is located in the McMichael parking lot near the Greenhouse. Another charging station is located in the parking lot behind the McMichael building.
Elon does not charge to use the stations but users must have a ChargePoint card to activate charging at the Level 2 station in the McMichael parking lot. New EV owners and first time users of the station can find directions for getting a card on the ChargePoint website.
Bicycle Repair Station
A self-service bike repair station is located just outside the Campus Recreation entrance of the Koury Athletic Center. The station provides basic tools for bike maintenance including an air pump. The QR code on the station is linked to this site with short video tutorials about some basic repairs.