Delaware Welcome Center – 75 Amp Level 2

First Location in State-Wide EV Charging Network Planned for Delaware

DE Welcome Center Charging Station pedestal photo by @jcadman22
There has always been an EV charging desert in the state of Delaware. It has been difficult to get to the beaches and the area around Wilmington on the I-95 corridor has lacked public charging making it hard to travel in an EV between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

In February, 2014, the University of Delaware announced a partnership with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to install a state-wide network of strategically placed Level 2 charging stations to enable EV travel to all corners of the state. The first of these charging stations have been installed at the Delaware Welcome Center on I-95 near Newark, DE. This is the same rest area that has four Tesla Superchargers.

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There are two 75 Amp, Power Port branded stations that are made by Milbank Mfg. attached to posts that were originally built for big rig trucks to plug into. The stations were installed around mid-July, less than a week after the University of Delaware signed an agreement with the host. There are plans to paint the spaces green to help identify them as EV charging spots.

Future planned locations for pairs of these high-amp L2 EV charging stations include Dover, Bridgeville, Wilmington, Christiana Mall, Lewes Ferry Terminal and Rehoboth Beach.

DE Welcome Center two Charging Stations photo by @jcadman22

photos by @jcadman22