Congratulations to all of our local electric vehicle drivers, your commute just got much more convenient. In honor of Earth Day last month, the PA Turnpike Commission installed two Blink Level II EV charging stations at two different turnpike service stations.
The first is at the Bowmansville Service Plaza in Lancaster County, and the second is nearby at the King of Prussia Service Plaza at milepost 290. Each EV charging station provides 220 volts with 32 amps of power. The charging cost is $1 per hour for Blink members and $2 an hour for customers using a credit card. To start a charging session, you can call a toll-free number to charge your credit or simply use your Blink InCard. If you don’t have a Blink InCard, you can get one for free online.
The Haverford Patch reported that the PA Turnpike will eventually install EV charging stations at all 17 service plazas. Additionally, the Turnpike Commission is looking into other types of alternative fuel including compressed natural gas (CNG). Turnpike COO Craig Shuey reported that Mack Truck of Macungie, PA built a CNG-fueled truck to lease to the Turnpike for just $1 a year.
Are you excited that our state is moving toward reducing vehicle pollution? How will these stations affect commuting for EV drivers? Give us your opinion below!