Norwich EV Installing EV Chargers in Hardwick

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Norwich EV and its partners are working with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont Agency of Transportation, and Vermont Public Service Department to add electric vehicle (EV) charging capacity to downtown areas in Vermont as part of the State’s commitment to build out a highway corridor fast charging network.

In the grant, Norwich EV will install and operate both fast and medium speed chargers in six Vermont towns: Alburgh, Brighton, Bradford, Hardwick, Waterbury and Vergennes.

Each town will have two fast-charging Level 3 stations and one medium speed charging Level 2 station installed. The total project cost is approximately $1 million, with the State of Vermont providing $750,000 in qualified cost reimbursement.

The towns were selected to fill gaps in Vermont’s network of publicly available highway-corridor charging stations, with the goal of promoting EV adoption and travel by reducing range anxiety. Drivers will be able to charge at medium speed chargers at $0.20/kWh, approximately the equivalent of $1.65/gallon, and at high speed chargers at $0.35/kWh, approximately the equivalent to $2.88/gallon.

Berrett Walter, Norwich EV’s Clean Technology Project Manager, said, “We are excited to continue this work by collaborating with the State of Vermont and the towns specified in the grant. By working closely with each town, Norwich EV will thoughtfully develop EV charging destinations that support both Vermonters and those who visit Vermont.”

Norwich EV is planning to begin installation in 2022 and will be working with installation partner E&S Electric Company of Williamstown. AmpUp will help manage the EV charging stations network, pricing, and energy load and provide easy online access to customers and utilities. “AmpUp is thrilled to partner with Norwich EV to bring high-speed charging stations across the State of Vermont. The stations will be a welcome addition to increase tourism and commerce while also promoting clean transportation.” said Matt Bloom, Director of Strategic Partnerships at AmpUp.

The state funding for this project was made available through the 2021 Transportation Bill. Vermont Secretary of Transportation Joe Flynn said, “This project is part of a multi-year, multi-agency commitment to prepare Vermont for an electrified transportation future and to help make that future happen as quickly as possible. Vermont will continue this work with millions of dollars of federal funds that will be available to Vermont through the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and administered by AOT. AOT looks forward to continuing to work with our federal partners, other state agencies, non-government agencies and other stakeholders, and the private sector on this historic, multidisciplinary, and transformative undertaking.”

Norwich Technologies was founded in 2011 with a vision of developing and commercializing leading-edge innovations in Clean Technology. Norwich EV continues this mission by promoting the electrification of the transportation sector. Norwich Technologies will utilize its existing Vermont-based O&M subsidiary, RunTime Solar, to conduct both preventative maintenance and troubleshooting reported maintenance issues. This will ensure reliability and 24/7 access.