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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Pa. Turnpike Commission (PTC) would like to announce that electric-vehicle charging stations are installed and ready for customers to use at five turnpike service plazas: Oakmont Plum, New Stanton, Bowmansville, Peter J. Camiel, and King of Prussia Service Plaza now have Blink Level II EV and Level III charging stations.

The charging stations are located near the rear of the plaza parking lots -- generally behind the service-plaza buildings. A fee is charged. Customers will pay at the charging station with a credit card. See the Blink Network website for current charges:

The Pennsylvania Turnpike charging stations are made possible through a partnership between the Turnpike and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In December, 2011, the DEP awarded a $1 million Alternative Fuel Investment Grant to Car Charging Group of Miami Beach, Fla. to help stimulate the electric-car market in the commonwealth.

The Turnpike Commission is supplying $500,000 of infrastructure support funds that will help with the cost of the transformers, electric lines and meters. Car Charging Group, which matched the $1 million grant, is providing the electric-vehicle charging equipment and services.