As part of the FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act of 2016, states were invited to designate Alternative Fuel Corridors, one type of which were EV Charging Corridors (primarily DC Fast charging along highways). Here are the resulting corridors in the mid-Atlantic:
Not surprisingly, the corridors follow most interstate highways. The solid green lines are “signage-ready” meaning a useful amount of charging already exists. Note, this is largely independent of the Tesla Supercharger Network. The dashed orange lines are terranova, in that they need basic charging infrastructure, and are thus referred to as “signage-pending”.
You can check out GIS maps of the country and individual states here.
Department of Energy efforts meant to encourage private sector workplace charging have been bearing fruit for the past few years. This is the Workplace Charging Challenge, a component of EV Everywhere, which coordinates the overall DOE effort on electric vehicles.
Until the adoption of the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) in Dec 2015, appropriated funds were specifically forbidden by GSA to be usable for the purchase or installation of workplace charging for employee use in their private vehicles. The FAST Act has now removed that prohibition, meaning that workplace charging is now authorized, Continue reading
The meeting cancelled due to prior use of the Long Branch Library has been rescheduled to Aug 31 at the Davis Library, just off the belttway at 6400 Democracy Blvd. See Events page for details.
The Public Service Commission of Maryland is holding Public
Conference 43 (“PC 43”) Thursday July 14, 2016 to explore the regulatory, technical, and financial barriers to the deployment of electric vehicles in the State. It would benefit us all as EV drivers to let the Commission know of our opinions and wisdom we have gathered over the last few years.
→ They really do look forward to hearing from real EV drivers! ←
Guide to Pending Anti-ICE’ing Legislation in Maryland
IF YOU DRIVE A PLUG-IN CAR AND USE PUBLIC CHARGING, THIS IS OF INTEREST TO YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU’VE EVER BEEN ICE’D