Board of Works sign contract with Duke Energy to install a vehicle charging station in Bedford

BEDFORD – Duke Energy will install, own, and operate 34 fast chargers at 17 locations across Indiana including Bedford to provide a foundational level of EV infrastructure and facilitate market growth for electric cars.

The Bedford Board of Works signed a five-year agreement with Duke Energy on Tuesday. The new charging station will be located in the back parking lot of Bedford City Hall near the Bedford Chamber of Commerce office. The station will charge four vehicles at the same time. It will take about 30 minutes to charge a vehicle.

Tentative city locations include Rochester, Kokomo, Franklin, Columbus, Seymour, Bloomington, Martinsville, Carmel, Cloverdale, Brownsburg, Shelbyville, Greensburg, Batesville, Vincennes, Carefree, and New Albany.

Planned sites will be located at large national retailers, small businesses, and municipal locations across the state.

Many sites will go live and be available this year.

Duke Energy EV Programs are part of a larger statewide network partially funded by the Indiana Volkswagen Beneficiary Mitigation Trust to install 61 new EV charging locations. Other major electric utilities involved include AES Indiana, Indiana Michigan Power (AEP), CenterPoint Energy, NIPSCO, WVPA, Hoosier Energy, and Crawfordsville Power & Light. This transformative plan will help ensure an EV fast charging station is located every 30 to 50 miles throughout Indiana and will create a strong and robust EV network for many years to come.