The governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, has recently developed a new grant and rebate program to help the state meet its diesel emissions reduction goals. This program, called “Driving PA Forward,” is a direct result of Pennsylvania’s $118 million settlement over Volkswagen’s false reporting on its emissions tests.
One of the incentive programs that Driving PA Forward has set up, the Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program, aims to help improve PA’s air quality by expanding the availability of electric vehicle (EV) charging opportunities and networks across the state. At National E Solutions, we understand that this program has great significance for organizations across the state who want to take advantage of EV charging.
Let’s take a look at what you need to know:
What is Level 2 Charging?
Unlike Level 1 chargers, which allows a slow trickle of power to the electric vehicle, Level 2 charging provides a faster charge, which typically completes in just a few hours. Level 2 charging stations are hard-wired a 240 Volt outlet, like a clothes dryer or oven, and deliver more power to the car in a shorter amount of time.
Who is Eligible for the Rebates?
A number of applicants are eligible for a Level 2 EV Charging Rebate. This includes:
Businesses – Corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and other business entities incorporated or registered in PA
State, Local, or Tribal Government Agencies
Air Quality or Transportation Organizations
Transportation Planning Organizations
Federal Government Agencies
What are the Program Requirements?
The Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program has several requirements regarding the equipment and site of an EV charging station. There is a minimum of two plugs per project, with no maximum. All projects must be installed by a licensed professional, such as National E Solutions, and must be maintained and operated for three years after the project is completed.
All charging sites must be within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and must include at least one designated and clearly marked EV parking space per plug. Public access sites must be identified with signage, and these si
tes must be easily accessible and well-lit. Additionally, all equipment must be compliant with industry regulations and be brand new.
How do I Apply?
The Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program offers rebates of up to several thousand dollars depending on the project type. To apply, visit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Their application can be found here.
As an organization dedicated to helping reduce Pennsylvania’s emissions, National E Solutions provides efficient and sophisticated EV charging installations, all to help improve the air quality of our great state.
For more information on the Level 2 EV Charging Rebate Program, or our EV charging solutions, call us today at 877-799-1840.