The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works has posted letters on charging stations in some city-owned garages to inform EV drivers that soon, using the Level 2 charging port will cost $.15 per kWh between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM on weekdays.
I spoke with Jason Mathias and Ashley Chouinard of the Baltimore City Office of Sustainable Energy and they explained that this is trying to use a fee system to manage charger congestion at some of the more popular garages. The intention is to make it more attractive to use the Level 1 port for cars that will be parked all day so that the L2 port is available for EV drivers that may enter the garage later.
The affected charging stations are at:
Arena Garage – 99 S. Howard Street
Baltimore Street Garage – 15 Guilford Avenue
Caroline Street Garage – 805 S. Caroline Street
Lexington Street Garage – 510 E. Lexington Street
Penn Station Garage – 1151 N. Charles Street
Redwood Street Garage 11 S. Eutaw Street
Water Street Garage – 414 Water Street