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State Grants Available For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In Fairfield

Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau (back row, fifth from left) shows off one of the Town of Fairfield's electric vehicle charging stations at Fairfield Woods Library.
Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau (back row, fifth from left) shows off one of the Town of Fairfield's electric vehicle charging stations at Fairfield Woods Library. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The State of Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has started a grant program for businesses interested in installing electric vehicle charging stations. Commercial property owners also can apply for money to support the installation of charging stations on their property.

Applicants need to submit proposals by Jan. 7. More information on the program and the application process is available here .

Questions from Fairfield businesses also can be directed to the town’s Clean Energy Task Force at fairfieldcleanenergy@gmail.com.

The program’s goal is to promote the use of electric vehicles by establishing publicly-accessible charging stations throughout Connecticut.

The state is offering up to $10,000 and plans to prioritize proposed installations available to the public at no cost, available 24/7 in central locations underserved by the chargers.

Fairfield First Selectman Tetreau said: “By sponsoring the installation of an EV charging station, property owners can provide a valuable amenity for their environmentally conscious customers as well as make a highly meaningful, tangible statement about their own environmental awareness and concern. The Town of Fairfield encourages local commercial property owners to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.”

According to the state, there are 23,000 publicly available charging stations nationwide and more than 300 in Connecticut.

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