Montgomery County is making it easier to charge electric vehicles in residential areas.
Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) and the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) collaborated to develop guidelines that allow for permitting and installation of privately owned EV charging stations in garages, driveways and in the public right of way adjacent to County streets. Level 2 EV chargers allow for significantly faster charging, and in some cases allow users to schedule charging times for when overall energy demand is low. Montgomery County has an estimated 40 percent of all EV and plug-in hybrids in the state, and these new guidelines will benefit residents that already own EVs, while encouraging more to make the switch.
From Montgomery County:
“As Montgomery County strives to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, providing safe ways to charge while parked on public streets should make it easier for residents to own and operate the electric vehicles that will play an important role in helping us reach that goal,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich.
The County advises that the Department of Permitting Services will host webinar on this EV charging policy at a later date.