A forum of international government and business leaders this week highlighted Maine’s progress – and progress in the Province of Quebec – in developing networks of public chargers and establishing new programs to promote greater use of electric, plug-in cars. To that end, Efficiency Maine has been working since October 2018 to minimize obstacles of electric vehicle adoption by offering grants that support the installation of a network of EV chargers throughout the state and defray the cost of an EV. The panel featured Marie-Claude Francoeur, Québec’s Delegate to New England, as well as business leaders on both sides of the border, including Hannaford Supermarkets, which has elected to host EV charging stations at many of its Maine stores.
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