Tuesday, January 23, 2024

PennDOT: Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Luzerne County First Completed With Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding In PA

On January 23, PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and other federal officials announced the an electric vehicle charging station in Luzerne County is the first completed with
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding in Pennsylvania

The charging station was installed at the Pilot travel center at 417 Route 315 in Pittston, as part of Pilot Travel Center LLC's collaboration with General Motors and opened to the public on December 21, 2023, and has since provided over 200 charging sessions. 

The cost of construction is supported by $610,393 in NEVI funds. 

Pilot Travel Centers LLC will own the charging station, working with EVgo to deploy the chargers as part of its eXtend service. 

The site gives EV drivers access to four charging ports capable of providing up to 350 kW of power. While charging, customers will have 24/7 access to restrooms, Wi-Fi, food, beverages, and other convenience items for purchase.

This milestone helps to further the Shapiro Administration's work to address climate change, grow the Commonwealth's economy and ensure that Pennsylvania is ready for the next generation of transportation, one that will be cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable than ever before. Pennsylvania is one of the first states in the country to reach this milestone.

"The Shapiro Administration is quickly making these federal investments work for Pennsylvanians and I'm proud that we remain among the nation's leaders in expanding EV charging options," Carroll said. "In partnership with the companies electrifying these sites, we are creating healthier communities by reducing our carbon footprint and supporting clean-energy jobs."

Click Here for the complete announcement.

Visit PennDOT's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program webpage to learn more about this program.


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[Posted: January 23, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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