For Immediate Release
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 24, 2019) – The first of 250 new Pepco Maryland electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now energized in Takoma Park, MD, at 7301 Carroll Avenue. These two Level 2 smart chargers are part of the company's EVsmart program, which provides customers with rebates, tools, and information that they need to go electric.
Pepco will install and operate an EV charging network of 250 chargers across Montgomery and Prince George's counties that will be installed during the next four years. The company will own, operate and maintain the chargers, which will be available for public EV charging. Pepco is working with county and local government throughout its Maryland service area to determine optimal locations, on government-owned or controlled property, to site the remaining chargers.
"These new charging stations are part of the major steps we are taking to help combat the effects of climate change," said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president. "We know our customers are looking for new, cleaner transportation options, and these new chargers will help make it easier for our customers to make the transition."
All of Pepco's new EV charging stations will be powered by 100 percent carbon free energy, part of Pepco's continued commitment to powering a cleaner and brighter future for its customers and communities. Customers interested in using the new charging stations can do so using the Greenlots mobile app or by calling 855-900-PLUG (7584). Users will pay 18 cents per kilowatt-hour (kwh) to charge their vehicle at the new Level 2 charging stations and will pay 34 cents per kwh at the company's DC Fast Charger stations, once they are installed.
Customers seeking more information on EVs or chargers should visit pepco.com/electricvehicles. Here, customers can apply for EV charger rebates and explore the company's EV toolkit, which allows customers to learn the basics of EV charging, use a savings calculator to compare the cost of gas versus electric-powered vehicles, view available state and federal tax incentives, and compare EV models.
The EVsmart Program fuels progress on Maryland's Air Quality and Chesapeake Bay goals, which include having 300,000 zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025; currently, fewer than 20,000 ZEVs are registered in the state.
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