By: Hartford Business Journal
Connecticut officials want to more than double the number of electric vehicle charging stations this year, the state’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced.
DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty, who was slated to speak at an electric vehicle expo this morning at Middlesex Community College, said the goal of the new program is to more than double the 81 publicly available charging stations in the state to 200 by the end of the year.
DEEP and the state’s Department of Transportation plan to award $200,000 to Connecticut communities willing to provide matching funds.
More charging stations will help alleviate the range anxiety of potential electric vehicle buyers, Esty said.
Businesses and municipalities that are interested in participating in the EV Incentives program should send an email indicating interest to EVConnecticut@ct.gov.