In a press release today, Governor Larry Hogan announced a total of $3.7M is being given to 37 sites to build electric vehicle charging stations throughout Maryland.
“For more than six years now, Maryland has been setting an example for the nation of strong environmental leadership,” said Governor Hogan. “This is another important step forward to expanding access to electric vehicle charging across the state and encouraging more Marylanders to purchase and use electric vehicles.”
Part of this funding will go toward creating 36 new public fast chargers and 145 workplace chargers. Public chargers are said to be up to 10 times faster than workplace chargers.
The $3.7M is part of the larger $75.7M the state received from the settlement with Volkswagen.
According to the Maryland Department of Transportation, there are currently 36,000 electric vehicles on the road in the state, and that number is expected to grow.