On June 14, the Alaska Energy Authority awarded nearly $1 million in grants to support electric vehicle (EV) charging station deployment throughout the state. The grants will enable the installation of eight Level 2 EV fast-charging stations and 15 Direct Current Fast Chargers in nine communities across the state, and will help with electrifying Alaska’s transportation sector. The nine communities are in critical locations along the state’s highway system and each community will provide matching funds to complete the process by next year. Funding for the program comes from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund and the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program.
“These grants demonstrate AEA’s commitment to deploy EV chargers across the state and facilitate EV adoption among Alaska drivers,” AEA Executive Director Curtis W. Thayer said. “This is a major step toward an electrified transportation future in Alaska. EVs and their charging infrastructure can bring new industries to Alaska and help promote our economy and save Alaskan’s money.”
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