Electric Vehicles

Baltimore Testing EVs, Fast Charging

September 23, 2015

The City of Baltimore has leased four battery-electric cars as part of testing program that could bring the first EVs into the city fleet as a way to lower refueling costs, reports the Baltimore Business Journal.

The city is using a state grant tol fund the three-year program with $52,500, and has also installed several charging stations, including a DC fast charger. The city is considering DC charging, so slower charging wouldn't hamper work flow.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has said she would like to double the number of EV charging stations in a city where there are now only 20 stations. DC fast chargers cost about $65,000 to install, while Level 2 charging stations cost between $15,000 and $20,000 to install.


  1. 1. Albert Pimento [ September 23, 2015 @ 12:50PM ]

    This is a great opportunity for the City of Baltimore to not only save on refueling efforts but also to enhance a clean air and emissions initiative.


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