Solebury Officials Will Look At Potential Vehicle Charging Rules

As more and more electronic vehicle charging stations pop up, Solebury Township officials will look at guidelines.

The charging station outside of the Solebury Township building.
Credit: Solebury Township

As more and more electric vehicle charging stations pop up, Solebury Township officials will look at guidelines.

Earlier this month, the Solebury Township Board of Supervisors authorized the Environmental Advisory Council to talk to the Bucks County Planning Commission about potential guidelines and rules for electronic vehicle charging stations constructed in the municipality.

The supervisors discussed the issue after the Bucks County Planning Commission sent information to municipalities.

The supervisors said the discussions on the charging stations could lead to new guidance or ordinances within the township, but nothing is set in stone at this time.

The Environmental Advisory Council, which is a township advisory body, will not make any final decisions, but they will offer information to officials.

The Environmental Advisory Council has previously called on the township to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

In 2021, a 7.7 kWh EV dual charging station was installed outside the township building. For a small fee, electric vehicle drivers can get some juice for their rides.

According to data from the U.S. Department of Energy and PlugShare, there are other electric vehicle charging stations in Solebury Township. One is at the township building, one is at the Centre Bridge Inn, and one is at Delaware Canal State Park.

Also at the supervisor’s meeting earlier this month, it was stated the township recently received one new hybrid police patrol vehicle and another is expected in the coming weeks.

The new vehicles will bring the police department’s frontline patrol fleet to six out of eight vehicles being hybrids.

Additionally, the supervisors voted to donate a former police vehicle to the New Hope Eagle Fire Company after Chief of Chief Dominick Bellizzie suggested it.

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