Howard County Drive Electric Week 2017 Celebration

Howard County, Maryland celebrated National Drive Electric Week at Clarksville Commons on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Local EV drivers gathered in the courtyard with about a dozen electric cars representing a variety of plug-in electric vehicles that are available to buy or lease in Maryland, plus a unique home-built electric car made by a local […]

Wireless Inductive Bus Charger in Howard County, Maryland

Howard County will be adding electric bus service to their Green Line route. It will use inductive charging while stopped to load passengers. The inductive high-speed charging equipment is already in place at the bus stop on the east side of the Mall in Columbia. The 50 kW Momentum Wireless Power fast chargers are made […]

Private Property Anti-ICEing Law in Effect for Howard County

Allows Police to Enforce on Private Property As of May 11, 2016, the Howard County, Maryland law that gives police the explicit authority to write tickets for ICEing on private property is in effect. The space at the charging station must be designated with a sign that conforms to applicable standards. Howard County Council Bill […]

Howard County Passes Update to Anti-ICEing Law

Allows Police to Enforce on Private Property In 2014, Howard County Councilmember Jen Terassa sponsored Council Bill 36-2014 which was designed to prohibit ICEing of EV charging stations. The bill passed and a law went into effect a few months later. Soon after, there arose varying interpretations of the Police Department’s legal authority to enforce […]

Howard County Anti-ICEing Bill CB7-2016 Public Hearing

Video of the public hearing on Howard County Council Bill 7-2016 on Feb. 16, 2016. Lanny Hartmann, Scott Wilson and Vladi Ivanov provided testimony in person. Mark Czajka, Director of MD Volt, Inc. provided written testimony in support of the bill. Howard County CB7-2016 will add the following two sentences to the existing anti-ICEing law: […]

Message to Maryland EV Advocates from Howard County Council Member Jen Terrasa

The following is a message concerning a proposed change to “anti-ICEing” legislation in Howard County Maryland that would make the prohibitions against parking a non plug-in car at a charging station enforceable on private property as well as county-owned property. Enforcement of Designated Electric Vehicle plug-in Parking Spaces – CB7-2016 In 2014, I was proud […]

Howard County Police to Patrol on Electric Motorcycles

Electric Motorcycles to Debut at National Night Out Event Howard County, Maryland has just added two electric motorcycles to their fleet of Police vehicles. The two Zero Motorcycles made especially for police patrols will make their debut tonight, August 4, 2015 at the National Night Out kick-off event at Vantage Point Park in Columbia, MD […]

UPDATE: Howard County Parking Enforcement

My phone rang and the voice at the other end said he was Sergeant Baker of the Howard County Police. I had left a message for an Auxiliary Police Supervisor last week about enforcement of parking restrictions at electric vehicle charging stations in the county. I had been referred to the supervisor by a very […]