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Electric transports will shuttle BGE employees to new customer care center in downtown Baltimore
BALTIMORE (March 15, 2018) – BGE unveiled one of its two state-of-the-art electric buses that will shuttle employees between its downtown Baltimore headquarters and its Spring Gardens campus in south Baltimore. BGE is the first company in Baltimore City to have an electric bus vehicle fleet and the first utility in the nation to incorporate electric shuttle buses into its fleet of vehicles. The second bus will arrive next month.
The shuttles will transport employees to and from the company's new customer care center at BGE's downtown headquarters opening next month. Employees will have access to parking at the company's Spring Gardens campus, including newly installed electric vehicle charging stations that are located at each of BGE's work locations throughout central Maryland.
"Zero-emissions electric buses address so many needs, from furthering our understanding of the electric vehicle technologies our customers are using, to reducing the demand on downtown parking, to minimizing our impact on the environment," said Calvin G. Butler, chief executive officer of BGE. "We are always looking for better ways to serve our customers, and this clean, efficient and practical transportation solution is just another example of our commitment to identifying innovative new approaches."
The 40-foot, zero-emission, heavy-duty vehicles will eliminate the need for more than 11,000 gallons of diesel fuel and eliminate more than 480,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e) annually.
This project aligns with BGE's efforts to help Maryland become a national leader in electric vehicle charging networks. A proposal being considered by the Maryland Public Service Commission would create a Statewide Electric Vehicle Portfolio with 24,000 chargers, making Maryland home to the second largest electric vehicle charging network in the country. BGE and its sister-utilities DPL and Pepco are among the signatories of that proposal.
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BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable power delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. J.D. Power's 2017 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study SM ranked BGE highest in customer satisfaction with business electric service in the east among large utilities. The company also has an estimated annual economic impact of $5 billion of output in its service area, supporting more than 9,500 local jobs and producing $923 million in labor income. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.