The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has decided to install charging stations for electric vehicles at four of its 17 service plazas by Summer 2013. Eventually, all 17 of the Turnpike's service plazas will be equipped with charging stations.
Eventually, All 17 Service Plazas (Marked With Red Circles) Will Have Charging Stations
The first stations, to be installed sometime this summer, will be at the King of Prussia plaza in Montgomery County, Bowmansville plaza in Lancaster County, New Stanton plaza in Westmoreland County and Oakmont Plum plaza in Allegheny County. The locations of these plazas will be familiar to anyone who travels along the Turnpike on a regular basis. But for Turnpike newbies, here are the exact locations:
- New Stanton (Milepost 77.6 Westbound)
- Bowmansville (Milepost 289.9 Eastbound)
- King of Prussia (Milepost 328.4 Westbound)
- Oakmont Plum (Milepost 49.3 Eastbound)
We believe some quick-charge stations, as well as Level II units will be part of the package.
Pennsylvania's highly trafficked Turnpike is in need of charging stations, as are most parts of the US not on the West Coast.