Last summer, there were absolutely no public charging stations in Ocean City, Maryland. The best you could do was try to use a 120v outlet at your hotel or, if you had a Tesla, hit the Supercharger in Salisbury on your way in and ration your miles during your stay.
What a difference a year makes. Now there are 18 charging ports at seven locations in OC plus a DC Fast Charger at the Royal Farms Store in West Ocean City that serves CHAdeMO and SAE Combo equipped cars. Twelve of the charging ports (nine Tesla Wall Connectors and three J-1772 ClipperCreek 30A Level 2) were installed as part of the Tesla Destination Charging program.
The Atlantic House Bed and Breakfast has one Tesla station for guests. The Holiday Inn Oceanfront has four 80A Tesla connectors and two 30A J-1772 stations. Desk Manager, Vlad Paic and Digital Marketing Coordinator, Kevin Lloyd, spearheaded the initiative to bring the Tesla charging program to this Harrison Group property which was the first of these new charging sites to open in November, 2015.
The Town of Ocean City placed two Tesla stations and one ClipperCreek at the Convention Center under the Tesla program. The Town also accepted an offer from Baltimore-based EVI to install two stations each at Northside Park, the library and the OC Recreation Complex.
The Princess Royale Hotel at 9100 Coastal Hwy has two (80A) Tesla Wall Connectors that were added in the summer of 2016.
So, when you plan your summer drive to Ocean City this year, you can take the electric car. Here is some spectacular aerial video of Ocean City recorded by YouTuber “Elevated Element.”