Duke Energy offers 1.5 million to help municipalities develop public charging

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Electric utility Duke Energy, which serves some 7 million customers in several Midwestern and Southern states, plans to provide $1 million to help cities and towns develop public charging stations for residents. Duke’s EV Charging Infrastructure Support Project will pay 100% of costs, up to $5,000 per charge port, $20,000 per site, or $50,000 per city.

Another part of the project will make an additional $500,000 available to cities and towns for the construction of electric bus charging stations. Duke will pay 100% of the cost for bus charging infrastructure, up to $250,000 per municipality.

The programs are part of a recent settlement with the EPA and environmental groups.

Interested parties can apply for the program before September 1, using the public EV charging form or the bus charging form.

 

Source: Green Car Congress