Six electric vehicle fast chargers are being installed at the Acme Market at 124 Morton Ave. in Ridley Township, within two miles of I-95 and a half mile from I-76, writes Frank Kummer for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Evgo, the largest public fast-charging network is doing the installation. The $250,000 cost is covered by a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection grant.
The DEP is using $1 million in grants for fast charger installation in the Philadelphia region, including on West Oregon Avenue in Philadelphia, Quakertown and Bucks County.
The hope is to expand electric vehicle use statewide.
Twelve more chargers will be installed at four locations in Allegheny County.
“DEP is committed to supporting this choice by increasing public knowledge of electric vehicles, making it easier for consumers to find electric models, and helping to expand charging infrastructure,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.
Funding comes from the commonwealth’s share of the national settlement over the Volkswagen emissions test cheating.
The DEP and PennDOT are building a network to help electric vehicle drivers travel longer distances, with chargers every 50 miles along highways, no more than five miles from the main road.
Read more about electric vehicle chargers in Ridley at The Philadelphia Inquirer.