Frederick Community College expects to add two electric vehicle-charging stations to its campus this spring
March 6, 2011
Frederick Community College expects to add two electric vehicle-charging stations to its campus this spring.
Last June, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced a $1 million grant to help fund Maryland's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, with the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The state awarded the money to three local programs â"" among them the Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative, which received $367,500 to install 55 electric vehicle recharging stations throughout the state, including Frederick County.
Frederick Community College expressed interest in participating, said Dan MacDonald, Clean Cities vice president of business development.
Clean Cities' parent company, AutoFlex, is a Baltimore-based fleet services company working in conjunction with the Electric Vehicle Initiative.
"Even though it immediately may not be directly of impact, it's the type of thing you want to get ahead of the curve on," said Sam Young, FCC's executive director of facilities planning.
The two FCC stations will be the only charging areas in Frederick County. Others will be in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, White Marsh, Baltimore city, Rockville, Silver Spring and at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Yang projects about 100 stations will be located throughout Maryland by the end of the year.