DEQ, OCC, and the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce to Hold Electric Car Charging Station Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

For Immediate Release:  September 28, 2021

Contact:  Erin Hatfield, (405) 437.8468 or

Erick Worrell, (405) 682.7590 or

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), and the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce invite the media and the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 4, 2021, at 12:30 pm on the OCCC campus (SEM parking lot, Lot G) The event will mark the official opening of the college’s electric car charging station.

“We are excited to officially launch the OCCC electric car charging station. Creating infrastructure that supports zero direct emission vehicles is important to our agency, and we are hopeful this station will be utilized by students, faculty, and employees now and into the future,” said DEQ Air Quality Division Director Kendal Stegmann.

OCCC’s mission is ‘Student success, community enrichment,’” said OCCC Interim President Dr. Jeremy Thomas. “An Electric Vehicle charging station right here on our main campus – right next to our EMBARK bus stop – shows our commitment to enriching our community, and our community’s commitment to us, too.”

The OCCC car charging station was funded through DEQ’s ChargeOK Program.  The ChargeOK Program was developed through money awarded to the state from the 2016 Volkswagen settlement. Some of the settlement money is being used help increase access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state.

For more information on the ChargeOK Program, go to: