VT to Install New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

By Joe Gullo

Published 01/28 2014 02:23PM

Updated 01/28 2014 02:34PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Gov. Peter Shumlin announced grants to install 13 publicly-available electric vehicle charging stations in six Vermont downtowns.

A press release says this will be an important step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, implement the Comprehensive Energy Plan, and promote more electric vehicle purchases and support local economies.

“These charging stations will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower the cost of transportation for families and businesses, and modernize our infrastructure,” Gov. Shumlin said. “They also provide an important boost to our downtowns by encouraging folks to shop and dine while their car charges.”

The following 13 new downtown charging stations will add to Vermont’s existing network of 22 publicly available charging stations:
  • Barre – $30,000 for “level 2*” chargers in two locations
  • Bennington – $22,000 for “level 2” chargers in two locations
  • Burlington – $30,000 for two “level 2” chargers and one “level 3**” charger
  • Middlebury – $29,287 – for “level 2” chargers in two locations
  • Morristown – $10,098 – for “level 2” chargers in two locations
  • St. Albans – $6,625 – for “level 2” chargers in two locations
Municipalities must provide 25% cash or an in-kind match. Construction of the charging stations will begin this spring.
*2 hour recharge
** less than 1 hour

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