Connecticut Offers Businesses Up To $10,000 For Purchasing/Installing Public Chargers

2 years ago by Inside EVs Staff 17

DEEP Charging Station Funding Details

DEEP Charging Station Funding Details

EV Connecticut

EV Connecticut

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has announced a new funding opportunity for building out the state’s public EV charging infrastructure.

DEEP is now accepting applications from private entities for awards of up to $10,000 for installing a public dual-head charger or two single-head chargers, for up to 17 new charging stations.

DEEP is most interested in proposals for underserved areas with major traffic, such as downtown locations.

Connecticut’s goal is to put 3.3 million electric cars on the road by 2025, so additional infrastructure is necessary.

You’ll find additional details, as well as an application for the incentive, at DEEP’s website here.

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17 responses to "Connecticut Offers Businesses Up To $10,000 For Purchasing/Installing Public Chargers"

  1. Fantastic idea! Well done.

    1. jerryd says:

      It sucks really.
      It should be a fraction of those prices with only $2k is needed to buy, install a 2 head level2.
      They are giving $2k for just 2 120vac outlets which $300 should pay for.
      While I don’t mind subsidies , I’m not fond of such ripoffs.
      And I’m an electrician and EV builder so know the costs

      1. Stimpy says:

        I think you are mistaking their terminology for what they really mean as DCFC.

        1. SparkEV says:

          I thought DCFC when it mentioned dual head, until I saw “no fee, publicly accessible”. DCFC for no fee cannot be done at $10K.

          But as I say often, free charging SUCKS!

  2. David Murray says:

    I just hope they put the stations in places where they will get used.

  3. Anon says:

    But Tesla is banned from direct sales in Connecticut.

    Seems kinda schizophrenic to me…

    1. Taser54 says:

      Why? Tesla doesn’t offer public charging.

      1. Holger says:

        Maybe not widely known, but yes Tesla provides public chargers equipment for free under the destination charger program – for qualified businesses it provides up to two HPWC and 1 J1772 charger for free.

  4. Bill Howland says:

    What I find very interesting about Tesla’s charging facilities, is that the car apparently (that is, the S, and X) can take delivery at 277 volts.

    Therefore, a 50 amp circuit would be good for a 11 kw charging rate and a 90 amp circuit would be good for a true 20 kw charge rate. For businesses where the native voltage is 277 to begin with, this eliminates the need for anykind of transformer.

    (If a non-tesla is attempted to be charged off the 277 volt HPWC, the unit recognizes this and errors, since the assumption is only the tesla chargers can withstand this).

    1. Four Electrics says:

      I haven’t seen any evidence that an HPWC can put out 277 volts, especially without current limiting. Do you have a source? Happy to be proven wrong.

      1. Bill Howland says:

        Try reading the owner’s manual

        1. Four Electrics says:

          It’s not in the Model X manual, a copy of which I have here in my phone.

          1. Four Electrics says:

            Furthermore, the HPWC installation guide lists a maximum of 240 volts.

            1. Bill Howland says:

              No offense, but Tesla people can’t read plain engish.

              From the HPWC page on Tesla.com

              “…TESLA PN: 1050067-00-E

              The new Tesla Wall Connector is a hardwired charging station designed for 208-277 volt power supplies.
              …”.

              Uh, that kinda means it is designed (and the car it plugs into also) for 277 volts. DUH.

              Which is rather no great shock since 99% of the NA Superchargers run on 277 volts, and they are supposedly the same product installed in NA Teslas.

  5. Speculawyer says:

    Damn. If I were a business that wants to attract customers, I’d take advantage of this. Cheap chargers and attract EV customers.

    1. Holger says:

      About 4,000 businesses already did…

  6. Sandra James says:

    Installing more charging stations in Connecticut would be very helpful. Had a friend who had a tough time finding a convenient location for charging. Charging stations should become as popular as the old telephone kiosk. These charging stations could also be set up at commuter parking lots.