Governor Janet Mills today, June 12, announced that 17 new high-speed electric vehicle charging stations will open in Maine over the next year. The stations are part of the State’s commitment to build an accessible and reliable network of EV chargers for residents and visitors.

The new charging sites, which will feature 52 new chargers, have been selected with the goal of expanding the charging network to serve travelers on heavily traveled highways and roads, such as Interstate 95 (I-95), U.S. Route 2, U.S. Route 302, areas of Portland and Bangor, and supporting outdoor recreation and university communities.

The high-speed EV chargers will be installed in the coming year.

The total investment in the charging infrastructure is nearly $8.6 million. Funding for the charging includes $5.7 million from National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program, an initiative of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and $2.8 million through the Governor’s Maine Jobs and Recovery Plan, and settlement funds from the New England Clean Energy Connect project.

Selection of sites were made through the State’s Recharge Maine initiative.

Latest Local Central Maine News