Miami Beach-based Car Charging Group (OTCQB:CCGI) has added two Pennsylvania locations to its network of over 13,000 charging points. The new public chargers, located at the Bowmansville and King of Prussia service plazas along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, were made possible through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which awarded a $1 million grant to CarCharging to help stimulate the EV market in the Keystone State.
The new charging stations are Blink Level II chargers, which provide 240 volts with 32 amps of power, and accept the Blink InCard, as well as direct payment via credit card.
“Within the next two weeks, charging services will expand to two additional plazas,” says Turnpike COO Craig Shuey. “Eventually, the plan is to offer EV charging at all 17 service plazas that dot the Pennsylvania Turnpike system.”
“Governor Corbett has consistently advocated for a true ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy; certainly, Pennsylvania has the resources and expertise to lead an American energy revolution,” says DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abbruzo. “This commitment to EV charging stations at Turnpike service plazas is further proof that good business practices and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.”