New Jersey side of Cape May-Lewes Ferry gets electric charging station

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Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that two new Level 2 dual-port Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are now operating at the Cape May Ferry Terminal.  

The New Jersey stations come six years after a similar installation on the Lewes side of the ferry route.

The charging stations will be publicly available during the Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s business hours.  The charging stations are in the public parking lot near the terminal building.

“We’re pleased to be able to complement our existing charging stations at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with two at our Cape May location,” said Thomas J. Cook, executive director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority. “With the number of interstate travelers using the Cape May – Lewes Ferry and our close proximity to neighboring resort communities, our ferry terminals are prime locations to host these charging stations.  It’s a great service for our customers and the community.”

Cook added that the authority supports the sensible adoption of green energy technology, with chargers supporting greater use of electric vehicles, which do not release air pollution or carbon dioxide.

These stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and the customer’s credit card will be charged by power use.  The rate is based on local market conditions.

In October 2020, the DRBA obtained a $12,000 grant from the State of New Jersey’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program, “It Pays to Plug In,” to help fund the chargers.

In early 2015, the DRBA installed two Level 2 dual-port EV Charging Stations at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with the assistance of “Charging Up Delaware,” a collaborative program between the University of Delaware and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

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