For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (July 1, 2019) – Starting today, BGE customers can take advantage of EVsmart rebates to help offset the cost of electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The program provides two types of rebates:
Customers seeking more information on EVs or chargers should visit bge.com/electricvehicles to apply for the rebates. They can also explore online savings calculators that compare EVs to gasoline-powered cars in terms of fuel and commute costs, carbon impacts and more. BGE's website also provides easily accessible information on EV incentives and promotions offered by federal and state programs.
In addition, BGE will operate a new EV charging network starting in fall 2019. Once the network is fully built, EV drivers will be able to charge their vehicle at 500 BGE Level 2 smart chargers or DC Fast Chargers at competitive rates. The chargers will be located throughout BGE's service area providing drivers flexibility and the ability to travel in central Maryland without worry that they will run out of power.
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.
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 energy delivery to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017 and 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In addition, in the J.D. Power 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM BGE received Best in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service in the East. 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.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Large segment of the 2018 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Region of the 2018 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of electric and gas utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.