Electric car charging stations planned for Pennsylvania Turnpike

    Transportation officials say electric car charging stations are coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday announced a $1 million grant to Car Charging Group LLC. The company will install charging stations at 17 turnpike service plazas.Two kinds of charging stations will be installed in three phases. There will be Level II charging stations, which can charge a car in about four hours, and Level III charging stations, which can charge a car in about 20 minutes,The first phase of the work will be incorporated into ongoing service plaza renovations between Harrisburg and New Jersey. Later phases will involve service plazas between Harrisburg and Ohio, and then along the Northeast Extension. The project is expected to be completed by June 2013.

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