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Electric Vehicles (EVs) become more common in Maryland every day and can now be found in nearly every part of the State.
 

Electric Vehicle Owners: Per Zip Code

Maryland Incentives:

Maryland has several incentives in place to make owning an EV easier:

Access to Charging

There are many options for recharging your electric vehicle.  For many people, most charging can be done at home, using either a standard electrical outlet or a home charging station.

Level 1 - provides charging through a 120 volt (V) AC outlet, or a typical household outlet, and adds 2 to 5 miles of range per hour of charging for as little as 4 cents per mile.

Level 2 - equipment offers charging through 240 V AC electrical service and typically can add 10 to 20 miles of range per hour of charging.

Away from home, there are now over 700 public access charging stations in the Maryland /DC area.  Currently, most public chargers in the State are Level 2, however new fast charging stations will soon be installed in some locations.


Direct Current or DC Fast Charge - can add 60 to 80 miles of range to a light duty vehicle in as little as 20 minutes.



 

Interactive Maps

Several interactive maps are now available online to locate public charging stations.

One is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy

http://www.afdc.energy.gov/fuels/electricity_locations.html 

http://www.plugshare.com  is a crowd-sourced site


Other maps are sponsored by charging station network providers.  Popular providers in Maryland include:

Chargepoint Map

http://www.nrgevgo.com/find-a-station

Some public charging stations may require use of an RFID card which is obtained by opening an account with the charging station network provider.  Some stations are free, while others charge a fee set by the provider.  Most networks also provide internet tools and smartphone applications to locate stations.

Users of MTA’s transit system will soon find chargers available at many rail stations across the State.  To find a rail station with an EV charger,  go to:

MTA Charging Station Locations Map

   
Additional Information

A wealth of additional information, insights and opinion can be found at the web pages of organizations that support EVs, such as:

The Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC at:
 
http://evadc.org

And:
 
http://marylandev.org