Pennsylvania Gives Green Drivers a Helpful Jolt by Installing Electrical Vehicle Chargers in Quakertown

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is using nearly $1 million in grants to install fast chargers in the area, including a site in Quakertown, writes Frank Kummer for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Two charging stations are heading to 100 N.W. End Boulevard in Quakertown, along busy Route 309. 

Officials said the chargers are intended to serve local residents of single homes and apartments. They are part of a network the DEP and PennDOT hope to build to help drivers traveling longer distances from their homes. The goal is to have chargers every 50 miles along highways and no more than five miles from the road. Interstates 76, 95, 376, and 476 are key. 

The DEP has issued an updated Electric Vehicle Roadmap to boost the convenience of green commuting.  

Demand for road-side chargers is expected to grow exponentially in coming years. General Motors, for example, has announced a switch to producing all electric light-duty vehicles by 2035. 

More information on these charging stations is available at The Philadelphia Inquirer, here

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