Delaware joins ten-state electric vehicle network

If you own an electric car, it may soon be easier to find a place to charge it – not only in Delaware but in several other states.

The First State is part of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, which will help ten states plan and install charging stations for electric vehicles.  Efforts are also being made to inform drivers about modifications they could make at home to recharge their vehicles in their garages.  Also, some charging stations may be installed at park-and-ride lots.

Through the agreement, states will also work on permit-and-zoning language that could be used by local governments to make it easier to install charging stations.

Other states in the network are Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont. 

Delaware Natural Resources Secretary Collin O’Mara said “with the help of a strong regional partnership agreement and grant funding, Delaware will be able to accelerate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles across the region and seize greater air quality and economic development benefits for our state.”

“The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network demonstrates how the transportation sector can play a key role in improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gases that affect climate change,” Delaware Transportation Secretary Shailen Bhatt said.

The Transportation and Climate Initiative consortium forged the agreement, which also includes the District of Columbia.  CLICK HERE to find out more.

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