DNREC Program Looks To Develop Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations


Delaware electric vehicle owners may find it easier to find a fast-charging station.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, a competitive grant program announced this week will fund up to 75-percent of the cost of building publicly-available direct current, or DC-Fast, charging stations. DNREC expects to award one to three grants with $1.4-million in funding.

Expanding the use of electric vehicles is part of a Delaware Climate Action Plan announced by Governor John Carney last week.

“Vehicle electrification is a leading strategy in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from our transportation system,” Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin said. “By providing funding opportunities for businesses to install charging stations, we are combatting climate change, improving public health and providing new job opportunities.”

Grant proposals will be considered by the DNREC Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy. Applications are due by next April 15th.

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Money comes from the Environmental Mitigation Trust, which utilizes $9.6-million from a negotiated settlement involving Volkswagen and the federal government.

According to DNREC, the fund builds upon Delaware’s clean transportation incentive programs such as rebates for light-duty electric vehicles and Level 2 charging stations.

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