There has been a flurry of activity in the past couple of months of DC Fast Chargers being installed in Montgomery and Howard Counties in Maryland. The NRG eVgo station at the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City and another NRG eVgo charger in Olney are just two examples. Add yet another CHAdeMO Fast Charger to the list, Antwerpen Nissan in Clarksville, MD has just installed a unit at their dealership.
This unit appears to be connected to the NRG eVgo network and will charge a Nissan Leaf to about 80% in 30 minutes.
There continues to be problems with Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles blocking charging stations in Howard County despite a new law, but the management of Antwerpen Nissan is using the effective, but not ideal, trick of placing an orange marker in the space to discourage ICEing. There are a number of Level 2 charging stations in Clarksville that I’ve used when taking road trips west on Route 32. This is a welcome addition for CHAdeMO-equipped vehicles.