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Maryland invests $3.7 million in new electric vehicle charging stations

State's first electric vehicle charging station opens to public
Posted at 11:01 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 11:01:36-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland on Thursday announced a $3.7 million investment in new electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Funded by part of a settlement with Volkswagen over air pollution violations, 36 new fast chargers will be installed at 13 public locations along with an additional 145 charging ports at 24 business locations throughout the state.

In total, Maryland received $75.7 million in the settlement, $11.3 million of which is being directed towards a push for electric vehicles and reducing emissions.

“Expanding access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure is critical to achieving both our emissions reduction and EV deployment goals, while serving the needs of Marylanders and visitors alike," said Maryland Energy Administration Director Dr. Mary Beth Tung. "These charging stations will help advance Maryland's status as a national leader in transportation electrification."

There are currently over 36,000 electric vehicles in the state, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Here's a list of the 13 public locations where the new charging stations will be installed.

  • Annapolis at Exxon, 161 Defense Highway
  • Cumberland at Queen City Armory, 112 Wineow Street
  • Elkton at Dunkin Donuts, 264 Belle Hill Road
  • Hagerstown at Valley Park Commons, 1520 Wesel Road
  • Halethorpe at Wawa #8504, 3716 Washington Boulevard
  • Hyattsville at Sunoco, 7620 Landover Road
  • Lexington Park at Ashley Homestore, 21716 Great Mills Road
  • Myersville at Sunoco, 9630 Myersville Road
  • Ocean City at 100th Street Municipal Parking Lot, 10005 Coastal Highway
  • Oxon Hill at Safeway #4872, 6235 Oxon Hill Road
  • Parkton at Exxon Tiger Mart, 300 Mount Carmel Road
  • Silver Spring at Safeway #4817, 116 University Boulevard
  • Towson at Towson Place, 1200-1238 Putty Hill Lane