Ferry Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At Cape May Terminal

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Electric vehicle owners can get a charge at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry terminal in Cape May.

Two new dual-port Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are now available to the public during normal operating hours of the Ferry. Charging stations have been available at the Lewes terminal since 2015.

“We’re pleased to be able to complement our existing charging stations at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with two at our Cape May location,” Delaware River and Bay Authority Executive Director Thomas Cook said. “With the number of interstate travelers using the Cape May – Lewes Ferry and our close proximity to neighboring resort communities, our ferry terminals are prime locations to host these charging stations.  It’s a great service for our customers and the community!”

Customers pay per kilowatt hour, and the Delaware River and Bay Authority says the rate is based on local market conditions.

The DRBA obtained a $12,000 grant from the State of New Jersey Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program, “It Pays to Plug In,” to help fund the purchase, installation and maintenance of the two charging stations. “Charging Up Delaware,” a collaboration between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, made it possible for the DRBA to install two charging stations at the Lewes terminal.

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