EV Chargers and New Car Dealerships

 

Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association

The CT legislature is considering a bill to bypass dealers and their employees in favor of out-of-state companies when it comes to electric vehicles.  Connecticut's dealerships are committed to selling, servicing, and promoting EVs and the infrastructure needed for them.

Did you know that Connecticut has over 360 public electric vehicle charging stations and that many of those chargers are located at car dealerships? That number will continue to grow this year and next as more chargers are made available at dealerships. These chargers will help all EV owners and the state of Connecticut to have a charging network that residents and visitors know exists to ease range anxiety. A necessity to get more EVs on the roads.

In fact, many Connecticut car dealerships offer universal charging ports that are compatible with any electric car. Dealers across Connecticut are investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in charging stations that are part of the charging infrastructure of our state. A number of these are superchargers, making the charging process fast and efficient.  Most chargers at the dealerships are open to the public, whether you purchased your car at that dealership or not, and the majority are also free of charge.

The Tesla charging stations that are around the state are proprietary and only serve Tesla drivers.  Those chargers do not aid all the other EV drivers and therefore, they do not benefit the overall charging infrastructure of Connecticut.

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