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New Castle County’s 100 EV Plugs Plan is moving forward with the addition of new electric vehicle charging stations at county libraries and parks. As the name implies, the plan aims to add more than 100 electric vehicle charging points throughout the county.
Four more EV chargers will be added at county libraries in the coming weeks, joining the eight already in place at the Brandywine, Bear, and Appoquinimink libraries. Funding for the project comes in part from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which sent more than $400 million to the county in July 2023.
“Climate change continues to threaten our very existence,” said New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, adding that the new charging stations will help reduce emissions in the state. “The hundred plugs plan is another step in our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint. It reduces carbon emissions. It stimulates economic growth. It encourages energy independence and instills consumer confidence,” he said. “And of course, it also enables people to move from place to place much less expensively at a time when inflation is still a big, big issue.”
It also helps support quality careers for workers installing green energy technology, he said.
“We’re investing in green jobs programs so that in the not too distant future, our community colleges, our educational system, you’ll be able to train and install these EV Chargers,” he said.
The EV plugs in display. (Johnny Perez-Gonzalez/WHYY)