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BWI-Marshall Installs 8 Electric Car Charging Stations

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)—With gas prices on the rise, there’s more and more interest in electric cars. Now owning one in Maryland just got easier.

Adam May has more.

Governor Martin O’Malley celebrated Earth Day by driving an electric car to an airport parking garage then he plugged it in to one of eight new charging stations just installed at BWI Thurgood Marshall.

“In Maryland, electric vehicles equal jobs,” O’Malley said.  “It is part of the innovative, new economy we have the ability to create here in Maryland.”

A Maryland company is behind the equipment and the installation.

“The electric gas pumps, if you will, are a critical piece of infrastructure to get us off foreign oil,” said Mahi Reddy, SemaConnect.

By June, 65 public electric vehicle charging stations will go online across the state—convenient for the owner of the new Chevy Volt, one of the first registered in Maryland.

“I just love it,” said Barry Larkin. “I love the car, not only is it energy-efficient, economical, it’s a very nice ride.”

State lawmakers also just approved a new tax credit for home charging stations.

“In the next 10-15 years, charging stations will be as gas ubiquitous as gas stations are around the country,” O’Malley said.

And Maryland is competing to be a leader.

Maryland got a $500,000 federal grant to pay for the charging stations.

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  1. sheriff willie says:

    The vandals will have a ball with this idea….OMalley should plug one up his a$$ & then maybe energize him to do something right for a change.

  2. Herman Glimsher says:

    HE’S AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. SMH says:

    Really? With the economy, who can afford a new electric car? Certainly not State employees. Why not take this money to help fund emergency and medical services that are being cut? By the way, I know a beautiful double wide mobile home the Governor and family can live in. Just think of the money saved by not having to run the Governor’s Mansion!

  4. PDT says:

    Yup – another great energy idea! Remember E85? I bought an E85 capable vehicle four years ago thinking I would do my part to reduce oil imports. Yeah, right!. The closest E85 retailer is 40 miles from my home. Such a convenience! If this stuff is so great, try selling it to me! Here we go again . . .

  5. JoeFromAACounty says:

    YEAH, AFTER YOU RETURN FROM A WEEK-LONG TRIP AND YOUR ELECTRIC TOY CAR IS IN LONG-TERM PARKING AND THE BATTERIES HAVE RUN DOWN…………..NOW YOU CAN PLUG IT IN AND WAIT A FEW HOURS WHILE IT RECHARGES BEFORE DRIVING HOME…………..SOUNDS GREAT!!!!!!

  6. Doug says:

    You mean a coal fired/ nuclear powered car.
    Because that’s really what it boils down to.
    What were you plugging into ?
    A field of daisies ?

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