Penn State receives $3.3M state grant for EV implementation

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded Penn State a $3.305 million grant to implement electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructure at University Park.

The grant allows the university the opportunity to begin to electrify a medium and heavy-duty truck fleet.

“This project is a group effort, and I am very excited that it is moving forward,” David Snyder, Penn State associate vice president of auxiliary and business services, said. “I’d like to thank the commonwealth for their support and also credit the assistance of our on-campus units — such as Transportation Services, Lion Surplus, Housing and Food Services, Office of Physical Plant and Penn State Sustainability — for their contributions.”

Using the funds, the university will replace five Class 6 and 7 diesel-fueled box trucks with battery electric vehicles and install four DC fast EV chargers and one Level 2 EV charging station for those trucks at three locations on campus.

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