Grant funding awarded for electric charging station in Harmar

HARRISBURG, April 5 – State Rep. Mandy Steele announced that a gas station in her legislative district has been selected as one of a handful of locations to receive funding from the latest round of investments to build critical infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Steele said EVgo Services LLC will receive $768,310 for a charging station at the Sheetz at 2871 Freeport Road in Pittsburgh, which is off Exit 48 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

“This funding further cements the state’s efforts to combat climate change,” said Steele, D-Allegheny. “Since the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions comes from the cars and trucks we drive, moving to electric vehicles will greatly reduce these emissions, but we need to have the infrastructure available to support not only typical daily travel, but also long-distance travel. This is a step in the right direction.”

Pennsylvania awarded $20 million in federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding in this round. The state Transportation Department will receive a total of $171.5 million to support electric transportation over five years. To date, 83 projects in 41 counties across the state have been selected to fill gaps on alternative fuel corridors, which support installation of alternative fuel infrastructure at strategic locations along major national highways.

“As someone who advocates tirelessly for environmental conservation, it is exciting to see the state’s dedication to investing in alternative fuels infrastructure so Pennsylvanians can more readily partake of cleaner, safer, more affordable and more reliable transportation options,” she said.

NEVI funds support the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of charging sites. The PA NEVI program is a reimbursement program and recipients are required to provide a minimum 20% match.

For more information on NEVI funds in Pennsylvania, visit the PennDOT website.