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cape G ette BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 20]4 $5 e Delaware River and Bay Au- ecutive director of the Delaware parking area). The DRBA main- the vehicles for fear that their thority officials have announced River and Bay Authority. "With tenance department will install battery will run out of charge an agreement to place two elec- the number of interstate travel- both the charging stations and beyond the range of a charging tric vehicle charging stations at ers using the Cape May-Lewes the terminal signage directing station. the Lewes Terminal of the Cape Ferry and our close proximity to electric vehicle owners to the Based on studies by UD and May-Lewes Ferry. neighboring resort communities, station location. Two stations other EV research institutions, The charging stations will be the Lewes Terminal is a prime will be available on a first-come, placing charging stations at key provided free of charge to the location to host these charging first-served basis, locations will encourage use of DRBA through a collaborative stations. It's a great service for Willett Kempton, a professor electric vehicles, whether used research agreement between the our customers and the com- in UD's College of Earth, Ocean, to recharge, or simply to lower University of Delaware and the munity." and Environment, and Kathleen anxiety by drivers knowing they Delaware Department of Natural Green said the authority sup- Harris, a graduate researcher are available if needed. Resources and Environmental ports the sensible adoption of in the college, worked with the Also, existing incentives make Control. The program, Charg- green energy technology, and DRBA on the setup plan for the electric cars appealing, includ- ing Up Delaware, is designed to this new infrastructure supports charging stations. The research ing a federal purchase credit, a promote a network of charging greater use of electric vehicles, team will remotely monitor sta- reduced carbon footprint and stations to facilitate long-dis- which do not release air pollu- tion usage and provide reports reduced fuel costs. Drivers can tance trips with electric vehicles tion or carbon dioxide, to DRBA on the Lewes Terminal download convenient smart- within the state. Officials expect The charging stations will be charging stations, phone apps like Plugshare to the vehicle charging stations to publicly available during the The Charging Up Delaware locate charging stations when be installed by mid-December. Cape May-Lewes Ferry's busi- programis designed to encourage traveling. The UD-DNREC pro- "We're pleased to be able to ness hours. The charging stations the adoption of electric vehicles gram, Charging Up Delaware, participate in this unique green willbe located in the public park- by removing a significant ob- is working toward making the initiative that promotes energy ing lot near the terminalbuilding stacle: range anxiety. Potential entire state within an electric efficiency," said Scott Green, ex- (adjacent to the handicapped buyers may hesitate to purchase car's range. SUBMITTED PHOTO UNITS LIKE THIS vehicle charging station at the University of Delaware will be installed at the Lewes Ferry Terminal. For more information on the UD-DNREC program, go to ev-charging-stations -021914.html. A Beachside Retreat of Custom Garden Townhomes I Carrie Lingo or Murray Padgett 1240 Kings Highway Lewes, DE 19958 302-645=2207 (office) I 302-344-9188 (cell) I Smartly the Bay nestled between & downtown Lewes.