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West Virginia Parks To Get EV Charging Stations

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Wild Wonderful West Virginia
We love driving the Tesla out to the mountains of West Virginia. The winding mountain roads are loads of fun to drive in an electric car. It is a paradise for one-foot driving pleasure. Press the accelerator for instant torque to go up the mountain. Let off the pedal to slow down entering the next curve or to let the EV regenerative braking control a long descent.

The only down side to taking an EV when visiting the home of the Mountaineers is the lack of charging stations in much of the state. Tesla is planning to install three or four Superchargers according to the map of future locations on the Tesla website. But to attract and accommodate visitors with any kind of electric vehicle, West Virginia State Parks is planning to install EV charging stations for overnight guests.

“There are not a lot of other states that have this many interstate systems running through it,” said Paul Redford, district administrator for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. “We are sitting in an area perfect for more electric car stations.”

West Virginia State Parks plans to install one Schneider Level 2 (240V, 30A) charging station at each of the State Park’s lodges. The funding came from a WV Division of Energy grant and it will be free to use the stations. The parks with lodges include Blackwater Falls, Cacapon, Chief Logan, Hawks Nest, North Bend, Pipestem, Stonewall Jackson, Twin Falls and Tygart Lake. The units should be operational by the end of September, 2016.

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Delaware DC Fast Chargers Coming to Eight Locations

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Click map for location details of proposed Delaware Fast Charger locations. (subject to change)

Delaware Governor Jack Markell joined DNREC Secretary David Small in a ceremony this week to announce the recipients of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Grants, which will help fund alternative fuel infrastructure across the state.

Funding for 15 DC Fast Chargers in Delaware

The grants are part of Delaware’s Clean Transportation Incentive Program, funded through Delaware’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program. Totaling more than $1 million, the grants announced this week include awards to install DC fast charging stations for electric vehicles as well as CNG and propane fueling stations. The EV infrastructure grants range from $8,846 to $349,902, depending on the scope and technology needs of each project and will be applied toward 15 chargers at eight locations.

The grant recipients for DC Fast Charging Stations are:

The Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation – $55,962, to install two D.C. Fast Charging Stations at Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington and Indian River Marina.

Royal Farms – $349,902, to install 10 D.C. Fast Charging Stations at five Delaware stores in Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Georgetown and Laurel.

The University of Delaware – $8,846, to install three Level 3 Charging Stations on the University of Delaware Campus, including one public charging station.

Delaware “Fueling the Future”

“Delaware has been a leader in reducing emissions while still remaining dedicated to economic growth as well as promoting the health of our residents and our environment,” said Governor Markell. “Through our participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, we’ve been able to secure funding that helps us reduce our environmental footprint and combat climate change by promoting the use of alternative fuels and supporting alternative fuel infrastructure throughout the state.”

Clean Transportation Initiatives, Rebates and Funding in Delaware

For more information on clean transportation initiatives, rebates and funding opportunities offered through the Division of Energy & Climate, please visit Delaware Clean Transportation Incentive Program, or call DNREC’s Division of Energy and Climate at 302-735-3480.

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Bethesda Supercharger Shutting Down on June 30, 2016

UPDATE: Closed as of Feb 15, 2017

The Temporary Supercharger in the garage at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda will be decommissioned on June 30, 2016 according to a note attributed to Tesla. A new Supercharger with 8 stalls is under construction between DC & Baltimore off of I-95 in Laurel, Maryland.

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“Temporary Supercharger to be decommissioned on June 30, 2016. A new, permanent Supercharger is under construction at the Towne Centre at Laurel to serve travelers. Once the new station is open, it will appear on the Tesla Trip Planner and on www.tesla.com. If you need assistance installing a home charging solution, please contact the Tesla charging installation team…”

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Originally Designated as a Temporary Supercharger

The Supercharger in Bethesda was always meant to be temporary. It was placed in January, 2014 during the initial coast-to-coast Supercharger route build out. At the time, it was rumored to have been put there to support the two cars that Tesla sent from LA to NY to break a Guinness World Record. The rally cars ended up going direct from Hagerstown to Newark.

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Laurel Supercharger Begins Construction

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The Tesla Supercharger in Laurel, MD is now officially under construction.

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A crew broke ground at the site in the Towne Centre at Laurel on May 4, 2016.

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The crates holding the Supercharger cabinets were moved to a remote area of the parking lot.

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Laurel Maryland Tesla Supercharger Delivery

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Four crates labeled “DC SUPERCHARGER” along with two big electrical cabinets, various boxes and conduit were delivered to the Towne Centre at Laurel within the past few days.

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Construction of the long-awaited Laurel Supercharger station is about to begin. It should take about four or five weeks to complete.

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The white spray painted square marks the area where the Supercharger equipment will be installed within a walled enclosure.

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Eight pull-in stalls are planned in the area where the crates are standing.

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Laurel MD Tesla Supercharger Site Ready for Construction

Permit issued for Tesla Supercharger at Towne Centre at Laurel

According to the City of Laurel, a permit has been issued to build a Tesla Supercharger at 14700 Baltimore Avenue in the Towne Centre at Laurel. Plans are for eight stalls on the lower level of the parking garage next to the Regal Movie Theater.

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These photos taken at the Supercharger site show that Miss Utility has recently paid a visit. The transformer will be to the left of the red markings.

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Eight pull-in stalls are proposed to go along the western side of the garage.

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Laurel, Maryland is Site of Planned Tesla Supercharger

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Permit pending for 8 charging stalls at Towne Centre at Laurel

According to the City of Laurel, an application has been submitted to build a Tesla Supercharger at 14700 Baltimore Avenue which is the Towne Centre at Laurel. Plans are for eight stalls on the lower level of the parking garage next to the Regal Movie Theater. A permit will be issued by the city once a contractor is selected.

This site may replace the temporary Supercharger that has been in Bethesda since January, 2014.

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PA Turnpike Fast Charging Stations

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Click map for location details. green=installed, yellow=construction, dark blue=permitted, light blue=bidding.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has been working with the PA Turnpike on installing DC Fast Chargers along the length of the Turnpike. Car Charging Group, Inc. is a partner in the Turnpike project and they have reported that construction is underway at the Oakmont Plaza near Pittsburgh.
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New Stanton, North and South Somerset and North and South Midway have permits and are scheduled for construction. All six western travel plazas are expected to have Fast Chargers installed and operational by the end of February 2016. The central plazas (Sideling Hill, Blue Mountain, Cumberland Valley, Highspire and Lawn) are now in the bidding process.

Source: PA Dept. of Environmental Protection Nov. 2015 Report to the Citizens Advisory Council

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UPDATE: Maryland EVIP Fast Charger Map – December, 2015

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Click map for location details of Maryland EVIP CHAdeMO/SAE Combo Fast Chargers.

This is the December, 2015 April, 2016 PlugInSites unofficial map of open, under construction and planned locations of the Maryland Energy Administration’s Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (EVIP) Fast Charger stations. Grants were awarded for 21 sites although not all of those locations are shown on this map and some of the planned locations shown are subject to change.

The EVIP grant program, announced on April 24, 2014, provides up to $1,000,000 in matching funds for a public/private partnership to install a DC Fast Charging network throughout the State of Maryland. The DC Fast Charging sites will have both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors.

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