The goal of the EVIP is to aid in the development of a DC Fast Charging Network in Maryland. As such, MEA anticipates issuing one or more grants to applicants for installation of a network of DC fast charging stations in Maryland
Establishing an adequate charging infrastructure is necessary to address one of the prime concerns believed to influence consumer purchase and use of EVs, “range anxiety.” Range anxiety describes a condition in which the consumer is hesitant to buy an EV due to concerns about being stranded without access to charging infrastructure or being unable to complete a trip given the constraints of the vehicle. This EV infrastructure grant program is designed to help alleviate this concern.
The state of Maryland has been very active in establishing a diverse charging network. Up until now, efforts have mainly focused on Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations that can take hours to recharge vehicles. This effort needs to be complemented by a robust network of DC Fast Chargers which can provide a full charge in approximately 30 minutes. This grant program is intended to start the build out of a statewide fast charging network. A statewide fast charging network is also needed to facilitate travel to and through the State enabling the flow of people and goods throughout the region.
Awards will be issued on a competitive basis. Applications are NOW being accepted through October 1, 2014. The total amount of funding currently available for this grant program is $1.0 million.
This program is closed, for additional information see the EVIP Program Results page.
A pre-application meeting will be conducted to allow for questions and answers, details are below:
||11:00 AM -12:00PM
||7201 Corporate Drive, Hanover, MD 21076
||Richard Trainor Room
Download the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program Flyer.