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In order to help cover the costs of installing publicly available electric vehicle charging stations, Governor Dannel Malloy has announced a second round of grant funding.


Western Connecticut State University will install four electric vehicle charging stations with the help of the first round of EnergizeCT grants.  Two will be in the White Street Garage on the Midtown campus and two in the Centennial Hall Garage on the Westside campus.  The units will fully charge a vehicle in 2 hours and will be free for students, faculty and the public.  The units must be installed before April.


Bethel was also among 42 locations approved for the first round of state grants.


The grants range from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the specific requirements of each project and the technology being used.  Each grant makes up a partial amount of the total cost of hardware and installation costs, meaning that each award will drive private investment in a network of charging stations across the state.


Those interested in applying for a grant through the EVConnecticut Incentives program should visit www.ct.gov/deep/evconnecticut.  Applications will be accepted through December 3.


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