Two EV charging stations are coming soon to the Lewes Terminal of the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. These stations will be part of the state-wide network developed by the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). This is the same program that has placed High-Amp Level 2 charging stations at the Delaware Welcome Center on I-95 and planned for Rehoboth Beach.
The stations are expected to be in place by mid-December and will be located near the terminal building, next to the handicapped parking area. Charging will be available during ferry operating hours and will be free of cost.
We took a road trip in our TH!NK City EV in the fall of 2012 and rode the ferry from Lewes to Cape May, New Jersey. I called ahead to ask if there was any place to charge while waiting or better yet, on the ferry itself during the 90 minute ride. Even though they told me there was no charging available, I hoped to find an outlet once aboard. Unfortunately, there were no outlets but taking our EV on the ferry was a great experience. Here is a quick video showing our EV on the boat ride.