Norwich EV Installing EV chargers in Six Vermont Towns Through a $750k State Grant
Norwich EV of White River Junction, Vermont is partnering with Vermont state agencies to add electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity to downtown areas in Vermont as part of the state’s commitment to build out a highway corridor fast charging network. Norwich EV will install and operate both fast and medium speed chargers in six Vermont towns: Alburgh, Brighton, Bradford, Hardwick, Waterbury and Vergennes. Each town will have two fast charging Level 3 stations and one medium speed charging Level 2 station installed. The total project cost is approximately $1M with the State of Vermont providing $750,000 in qualified cost reimbursement.
The charging stations will provide charging solutions for EV drivers in Vermont, while encouraging travelers to visit downtown areas. The stations also will serve Vermonters traveling locally or living in town that do not have access to medium- or high-speed charging at home or at work. The towns were selected to fill gaps in Vermont’s network of publicly available highway-corridor charging stations, with the goal of promoting EV adoption and travel. Drivers will be able to charge at medium speed at $0.20/kWh, approximately the equivalent of $1.65/gallon, and high speed at $0.35/kWh, approximately the equivalent to $2.88/gallon.
Norwich EV is planning to begin installation in 2022 and will be working with installation partner E&S Electric Company of Williamstown, VT. AmpUp will help manage the EV charging stations network, pricing, and energy load and provide easy online access to customers and utilities.
The state funding for this project was made available through the 2021 Transportation Bill.