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    9 new electric vehicle charging sites to be built in Connecticut: CTDOT

    By Bailey Wright,

    2024-06-13

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    CONNECTICUT (WTNH) – Hartford, Meriden, and Waterbury are among the cities getting new electric vehicle charging stations, Governor Ned Lamont announced Thursday.

    The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) selected nine applicants to build electric vehicle charging stations across the state. The conditional awards total more than $5 million.

    This “phase 1” is meant to fill gaps in Connecticut’s federally-designated Alternative Fuel Corridors. The funding will support planning, constructing and operating EV supply equipment sites, at nine sites for a total of 45 charging ports.

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    The following locations were selected:

    • Danbury – I-84 Exit 5 (17 Thorpe Street Extension)
    • Hartford – I-91 Exit 33 (165 Leibert Road)
    • Meriden – I-91 Exit 16 Northbound (1101 East Main Street)
    • New Milford – Route 7 / Route 202 Intersection (61 Danbury Road)
    • Plainfield – I-395 Northbound Service Plaza (1 Connecticut Turnpike East)
    • Moosup – I-395 Exit 32 (12 South Main Street)
    • Putnam – I-395 / Route 44 Intersection (50 Providence Pike)
    • Waterbury – I-84 Exit 22 Westbound (105 Meriden Road)
    • Willington – I-84 Exit 71 (327 Ruby Road)

    Connecticut Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto said these conditional awards are moving the state closer to building more fast chargers.

    “Having these spaced no more than 50 miles apart means drivers will not have to worry about where the universal fast charger will be. Part of our overall strategy of reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector includes having reliable EV chargers where people are already stopping or traveling. Our NEVI program is helping us achieve those goals,” Eucalitto said.

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    Each charging site will not be more than a mile from the exit ramps along the Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC) and each will have Level 3 EV charging stations with a minimum of four Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) ports.

    There are currently almost 44,000 electric vehicles registered in the state and about 500 available DCFC ports.

    More information on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula (NEVI) program can be found on the Department of Transportation website .

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