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Maryland to install 130 new electric vehicle charging stations

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ANNAPOLIS, MD—The state of Maryland will receive $12 million in federal funding to build 130 electric car chargers across 23 different counties in the state.

The money comes from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure program which is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program will provide funding for 41 fast, public EV chargers across Maryland, even as demand for EVs continues to slump.

“Clean energy is not just smart for the environment; it creates new jobs for Marylanders and strengthens our economy. Climate action is about more than avoiding disaster. It’s about growing opportunity, and we can — and we will — do both,” said Governor Wes Moore. “Maryland takes a back seat to no one in advancing our clean energy goals, and today, we move one step closer to achieving a more sustainable future for all. I want to thank the Biden-Harris Administration and our federal, state, and local partners for their support.”

The Maryland Department of Transportation is currently working with several different companies to finalize contracts for the new chargers. The state expects the first chargers to open in Fall of 2025.

“One of the major barriers potential EV owners face is a lack of chargers across the state. With these awards, we are taking a critical step forward in providing more options for Marylanders to travel worry-free,” said Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Under the Moore-Miller Administration, Maryland is committed to being the greenest state in the country. When it comes to transportation, that means accelerating the transition to electric vehicles alongside other critical investments in transit and mode shift.”

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

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