Electric vehicle drivers can now use a statewide network of high-power Level 2 charging stations in Delaware. The “Charging Up Delaware” program has placed 11 new EV charging stations at five locations throughout the state under a partnership between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
Enables EV Travel Throughout the Entire State
The state of Delaware is 96 miles long and the distance between charging locations is less than 50 miles in order to enable travel in the entire state for electric cars with shorter range, even in winter. Gov. Jack Markell said, “By strategically locating stations throughout the state, our citizens and out-of-state visitors now have convenient access to charge electric vehicles for both long and short trips.”
High-Amp J-1772 Stations
There are at least two charging stations at each location and each can deliver up to 18 kW of AC power using the J-1772 connector which is a universal standard for current production electric cars. A Tesla Model S equipped with twin onboard chargers can gain nearly 60 miles of range for each hour charging.
“The “Charging Up Delaware” network of EV stations are convenient for en route charging, use the standard US plug that works on any EV, and can charge quickly through the standard EV plug,” said Dr. Willett Kempton, research director of the University of Delaware Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration.
Charging Up Delaware Locations
The new charging stations are located at:
– I-95 Welcome Center
– Smyrna Rest Area
– Bridgeville Royal Farms
– Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
– Surfside Park – Rehoboth Beach