Middletown Township was recently awarded $215,000 to install four DC fast chargers for public use through Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program (AFIG).
The AFIG program was established in 1992 to provide funding to help municipalities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania replace gasoline or diesel-fueled vehicles with electric, renewable natural gas fueled vehicles and fund installation of fueling equipment for these vehicles. The primary goal if the AFIG Program is to improve Pennsylvania’s air quality and reduce consumption of imported oil.
The installation of these electric charging stations will make Middletown Township the first township in Bucks County to have Level 3 Charging Stations. The electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in front of the Middletown Township Municipal Center, in close proximity to three residential developments and the Shoppes at Flowers Mill shopping center.
“We are proud to be the first municipality in Bucks County to install a DC-Fast charging station for public use,” said Middletown Board Chairperson Mike Ksiazek, “Expanding the community’s access to electric vehicle infrastructure will make living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle more attainable for our residents.”
With US Route 1 running through Middletown Township and being located in close proximity of I-295 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the stations will not only benefit Township residents, but also those visiting or passing through the Township.