For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (September 24, 2019) – The first of 500 new BGE electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is now energized and open for business in Annapolis, Md., at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center located at 273 Hilltop Lane. This Level 2 (L2) smart charger is part of the company's EVsmart Program which also provides customers with rebates, tools, and information that they need to go electric.
BGE will install and operate a 500-charger network available to all EV drivers containing both L2 smart chargers and DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) once fully built. BGE is working with state, county, and municipal government agencies throughout its service area to determine optimal locations, on government-owned property, to site the chargers.
Drivers can use the new charging stations through the Greenlots mobile app or by calling 855.900.PLUG (7584) and will pay 18 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to charge at an L2 charging station or 34 cents per kWh at the company's DCFC stations. A typical EV driver spending one dollar at an L2 charger can expect to gain approximately 20 miles in range.
More information on EVs, chargers, and federal and state incentives can be found at bge.com/electricvehicles. Users can explore online savings calculators that compare EVs to gasoline-powered cars in terms of fuel and commute costs, carbon impacts, and more. BGE customers can also apply for rebates to help offset the cost of chargers.
The EVsmart Program is a joint effort by Exelon's Maryland-based utilities (BGE, Delmarva Power, and Pepco) and 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, 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.