Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that grants have been awarded to help with the installation of 56 publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Connecticut.

“Our goal is a network of charging stations that allows anyone driving an electric vehicle to travel anywhere in our state with total confidence that they will be able to recharge their car battery when necessary,” said Governor Malloy in a press release.  “The grants we are announcing today will bring us one step closer to that goal by adding to the nearly 100 charging stations that are already available and putting more of them at restaurants, businesses, colleges, medical centers, municipal parking facilities, and other convenient locations for the public.”

The chargers will be installed by 36 municipalities and small businesses in 42 different locations throughout the state. Some of the locations will allow for charging multiple vehicles simultaneously.

The grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and will help municipalities and small businesses pay for the installation of the chargers.  The grant amount varies based on the technology used and the specifics of each installation project. A total of $135,946 will be awarded, with the funds coming from provisions of the April 2012 agreement with the State of Connecticut that paved the way for the merger of Northeast Utilities and NStar.

A full list of installation sites is below:

Bethel: Town of Bethel
Bloomfield: Kaman Aerospace (Two locations)
Bristol: Crowley Nissan
Coventry: Town of Coventry
Danbury: Western CT State University
Durham: Perk on Main
East Haddam: Ballek Garden Center
East Hartford: Goodwin College
Enfield: Figaro Ristorante
Farmington: S&I Reality, LLC
Glastonbury: Town of Glastonbury
Greenwich: Karl Chevrolet
Greenwich: Town of Greenwich
Guilford: Perk on Church
Hartford: ProPark America
Madison: Davis Reality
Middletown: CT Valley Hindu Temple Society
Middletown: Kaman Aerospace
Middletown: Wesleyan University
New Britain: Central CT State University
New London: City of New London, Water Street Garage
Newington: Best Market of Newington
Norwalk: Norwalk Community College
Norwalk: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners
Plainville: Crowley Ford
Plainville: JS & MS, LLC (convenience store)
Shelton: R.D. Scinto, Inc.
South Windsor: All Phase Electric Supply
Southington: CT Insurance Exchange of Southington
Southington: CT Sikh Association
Southington: Samra Family, LLC (medical practice)
Stafford: Town of Stafford
Storrs: University of Connecticut
Waterford: Hendells, Inc.
Westport: Town of Westport
Westport: Tri-Town Teachers Federal Credit Union
Yantic: Illiano’s Grill

Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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