CCS & CHAdeMO Chargers Part of Maryland AFIP Grant Award
EV drivers have waited years for DC Fast Chargers to be installed farther west along the Interstate in Western Maryland. It looks like a pair of chargers are about to arrive in the town of Hancock, about 25 miles west of Hagerstown.
The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) awarded grants to install DC Fast Chargers in the state under the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) for fiscal year 2018. Included in that award is funding for a pair of Fast Chargers at the Western Maryland Rail Trail Parking Lot in Hancock, MD. On Sunday, January 6th, I was out that way and decided to have a look. I found two recently poured pads of concrete with conduit sticking up in the north-east corner of the lot. It looks like construction has begun. Read More …
Francis Scott Key Mall is Proposed Site of Frederick, MD Supercharger
Tesla plans to build a Frederick Maryland Supercharger at Francis Scott Key Mall according to documents submitted to Frederick County and obtained by PlugInSites through a Maryland Public Information Act request. The planned location is south east of the town of Frederick which is roughly in the vicinity of where I-270 and I-70 merge. Map link.
Plans show ten charging stalls located on the north edge of the parking lot along Spectrum Drive near JC Penny. There’s a Red Robin restaurant and a BJ’s Brewhouse nearby in the same parking lot. In addition to the Mall’s food options, there’s a Panera, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Baja Fresh and several other eateries across Spectrum Dr. Read More …
Early this morning, the Tesla Navigation map indicated that the National Harbor Supercharger was out of service. By 10 AM, the pin for National Harbor had disappeared completely and by this afternoon, National Harbor had been deleted from the Supercharger list on Tesla’s website.
There now stands a bank of 12 dark stalls where a day earlier had been active with Tesla cars coming and going. This Supercharger site went from Ribbon Cutting to decommissioning within 15 months.
In October, National Harbor announced that the Tesla parking lot would be closing. The lot was said to have been sold in order to build a hotel. We were assured that the Superchargers would be relocated somewhere else within National Harbor.
A Tesla Supercharging Station is under construction in a parking garage at 1641 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, Maryland. There are eight stalls going in on the second floor of the East Parking garage in front of Harris Teeter by McHenry Row in the Locust Point neighborhood.
A concrete step has already been poured along the south wall at the top of the ramp leading to the second floor. Eight red Tesla signs have been posted along the wall. Two spaces are dedicated to Tesla Vehicle Charging Only with the remaining six labeled 30 Minute General Parking.
This garage has solar panels over the top deck because of the Maryland Energy Administration’s Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with Electric Vehicle Charger Grant Programof 2014.
There are two existing GE Level 2 charging stations on the ground floor in the SE corner, one ChargePoint L2 on the NE corner and several SemaConnect charging stations in the NW corner on the second level. Read More …
Tesla plans to build a Supercharging Station at Tysons Corner Center according to documents submitted to Fairfax County, Virginia and obtained by PlugInSites through a Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Plans show ten charging stalls located on the west side of Garage B on Level 1. The garage is near Bloomingdale’s at the corner of Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike and International Drive.
The site drawings show that the installation will have the new 72 kW “urban” style Superchargers. Tysons may be the first in the Washington, DC area with these, more compact, charging posts. The urban Superchargers were introduced in September, 2017 and are designed to occupy less space and be easier to install, especially in city parking garages. Read More …
In May, 2018, Tesla updated the Supercharger map on their “Find Us” page to include additional planned locations that are expected to be built through the end of 2019.
Listed below are the sites planned for the Washington, DC area. Annapolis and Baltimore were listed as targeted to open in the summer of 2018. At the time of the update, a Supercharger was under construction at the Springfield Mall in Virginia that was not noted on the map. Tesla says that exact timing and specific locations may vary. Tesla Find Us Map Link.
UPDATED Dec. 21, 2018
Target opening by end of 2018
Springfield, VA (open June 23, 2018) Baltimore, MD (open October 23, 2018) Haymarket, VA (open December 19, 2018) Annapolis, MD (under construction since May 27, 2018) Arlington, VA (under construction since Dec 5, 2018)
Bethesda, MD (permit issued March 22, 2018 – stop work order)
Tysons, VA (permit ready for pickup since June 28, 2018)
Beltsville, MD (permit pending February 7, 2019 meeting)
Columbia Heights, DC
Washington NE, DC
Washington SE, DC
Target opening by end of 2019
Ocean City, MD
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On June 22, 2017, Electrify America announced that they had installed their first EV charging stations at eight locations in the Washington, DC area. These dual-port CCS/CHAdeMO chargers were upgrades to existing stations in Maryland and Virginia placed in cooperation with EVgo.
Electrify America was set up by Volkswagen to fund and administer a planned $2 billion investment in electric vehicle infrastructure and awareness projects as part of settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board over allegations of cheating on its diesel vehicle emissions tests.
The June announcement stated that 50 stations were to open in 10 cities by September. To date, 32 stations have been installed in five cities with one more to be finished soon according to figures supplied to PlugInSites by Electrify America.
These 33 fast chargers will complete this stage of the project instead of the planned 50. Read More …
The Maryland Energy Administration announced the recipients of their Solar Canopy with Electric Vehicle Charger Program grants for Fiscal Year 2018.
The MEA parking lot PV/EV program took applications from businesses, non-profits, state agencies and local governments for funding of up to $200,000 per project. To be eligible for the grant, plans must include at least 75 kW of solar PV panels mounted to a canopy structure over a parking lot and at least four Level 2 charging stations or DC Fast Chargers. The solar canopies must also be located on parking lots that are in use at least five days per week.
Solar Canopy with 20 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Nine grants are being awarded in the MEA parking lot PV/EV Program. One of the recipients, McCormick and Company will install a 744-kilowatt solar canopy at their new headquarters in Baltimore. The McCormick project plans to include 20 EV charging stations, which is the greatest number of EV charging stations for an individual MEA grant supported solar canopy in the history of the program.
Mary Beth Tung, Director of the Maryland Energy Administration said, “This program was carefully crafted to combine clean energy generation, and expand EV charging options for drivers.” The 2018 grantees have the potential to supply 6,000 kilowatts of renewable solar power, and add 60 new EV charging stations to Maryland’s charging infrastructure.
The MEA solar canopy grant program began in 2014 and has helped to fund 25 projects to date. Funding for the grants will come from the Strategic Energy Investment Fund, which was created from public auctions of carbon credits through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The Grant Agreement Execution Deadline is January 5, 2018. All projects must be completed and operating by November 16, 2018. One of the awardees was Charles County which had submitted plans for Solar City/Tesla Energy to build a 1,741 kW solar canopy and four EV charging stations at the Charles County Administration Building in La Plata, MD. Read More …