State Planning More Electric Car Charging Stations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state of Connecticut is launching a second round of funding to help build more charging stations for electric vehicles.

Malloy announced Friday that grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 will be awarded to municipalities, colleges, businesses and other groups interested in installing publicly available charging stations.

The state anticipates spending a total of about $100,000 to $200,000 on this latest round of grants. The money will come from a 2012 agreement with the state that allowed for the merger of Northeast Utilities and NStar.

Earlier this month, Malloy’s administration announced the first round of incentive grants, totaling $135,946. That was enough to fund 56 new charging stations at 42 different locations statewide.

There are currently around 100 publicly available charging stations across the state.

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