Beginning in 2011, the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program has been involved in a number of projects planning for and installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The availability of charging infrastructure is an important factor for consumers thinking about buying electric vehicles and many would-be buyers say “range anxiety” is a big reason for not choosing emission-free vehicles.
The GPCCP has been working with partners in the region to make sure Southeastern Pennsylvania can support consumers who want to drive electric vehicles. In one project, we’re working with partners PECO, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and the City of Philadelphia to plan for public charging stations and to streamline the installation process for private chargers.
In a separate project, we’re working with Parkway Corporation to install public charging stations in five parking garages in Center City Philadelphia. The Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program has supported and helped install a handful of public charging stations around Philadelphia. With our partners’ help, we can make our region a national leader in electric vehicle adoption!