Thomas College in Waterville is among three nonprofits that have received grant funding from Central Maine Power Co. to buy and install plug-in electric vehicle charging equipment, the utility said in a news release Tuesday.

The Waterville college on West River Road will receive $2,500 for its project, as will the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum of Rockland, while Maine Audubon will receive $5,000 toward the purchase and installation of electric car charging equipment at the organization’s Gilsland Farm preserve in Falmouth, according to the release.

CMP said grants were announced earlier this month at National Drive Electric Week festivities at the South Portland Community Center.

The grants are part of other efforts by CMP aimed at expanding the use of electric vehicles in Maine, according to the release. Since launching the program in 2013, CMP has awarded 25 organizations nearly $210,000 to help with the purchase or lease of electric car charging equipment or new charging stations around central and southern Maine, the company said.

“Our latest round of grants will put charging equipment in new locations,” said Sara J. Burns, president and CEO of CMP. “This new charging infrastructure represents another step toward broader adoption of electric vehicles and their associated environmental benefits across Maine.”

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