The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced $3.4 million in funding for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
PENNSLYVANIA | On Thursday, September 7, the Pennsylvania DEP announced $3.4 million in funding for the installation of 54 DC fast chargers in 16 locations in major traffic corridors throughout the Commonwealth.
The money comes from Pennsylvania Volkswagen settlement funds. The Driving PA Forward DC Fast Charging Grants program awarded $3.4 million to projects that will install 54 DC fast chargers in 16 high-traffic locations in 12 counties. DC fast chargers can charge a battery electric vehicle to 80 percent in 20 to 60 minutes.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is heading up the development of these corridors and other charging networks across the state, using National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding. The majority of the projects will help build out electric vehicle corridors across Pennsylvania, where charging stations are available every 50 miles.
Grant Recipients Include:
- 6406 Truck Plaza LLC: $195,039 to install two plugs at a travel plaza/truck stop within one mile of I-80 Exit 42 in Emlenton, Venango County.
- Applegreen Electric: $250,000 to install eight plugs at a Pennsylvania Turnpike plaza serving the I-476 corridor in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, and $500,000 to install eight plugs at two Turnpike plazas serving I-76 westbound and eastbound in Somerset, Somerset County.
- Blink Network: $233,268 to install two plugs at a KwikFill convenience store within one mile of I-80 Exit 29 in Harrisville, Venango County.
- Coen Markets Incorporated: $240,000 to install two plugs at the Coen Market convenience store within one mile of I-76 Exit 91 in Donegal, Westmoreland County, and $240,000 to install two plugs at the Coen Markets Travel Plaza within a mile of I-70 Exit 6 in Claysville, Washington County.
- Evgo Services LLC: $118,673 to install four plugs at a Wawa store within one mile of U.S. 202 in Malvern, Chester County; $145,528 to install four plugs at a Wawa store on PA-611 in Pipersville, Bucks County; $165,663 to install four plugs at a shopping center 2 miles from Rt. 422 in Collegeville, Montgomery County; and $167,326 to install four plugs at a Wawa on Rt. 202 in North Wales, Montgomery County.
- Giant Eagle, Inc.: $210,000 to install two plugs at a GetGo store within one mile of I-79 Exit 14 in Waynesburg, Greene County.
- Raceway Management Company, Inc.: $205,618 to install two plugs at the Onvo Travel Plaza within one mile of I-81 Exit 219 in New Milford, Susquehanna County, and $222,752 to install two plugs at the Onvo Travel Plaza within a mile of I-78 Exit 13 in Bethel, Berks County.
- Sheetz, Inc.: $250,000 to install four plugs at a Sheetz store within one mile of I-70 Exit 57 in New Stanton, Westmoreland County, and $250,000 to install four plugs at a Sheetz within a mile of I-81 Exit 77 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County.
About Driving PA Forward
Driving PA Forward was launched in 2018 to permanently reduce NOx emissions in Pennsylvania by supporting clean transportation projects with funding from the commonwealth’s $118.5 million settlement with Volkswagen. As of the awarding of these grants, Driving PA Forward has funded the installation of 106 DC fast charging plugs in 34 locations around the Commonwealth.