Potomac Edison Charging Stations Open in Hancock
Two new CCS/CHAdeMO Fast Chargers owned and operated by Potomac Edison opened today in Hancock, Maryland. The chargers are located in the parking area of Joseph Hancock, Jr. Primitive Park on Main Street. The two ChargePoint Express 250 Fast Chargers can deliver 62.5 – 125 kW based on power sharing. The cost is $0.30 per kWh and is set based on approval of the Maryland Public Service Commission which regulates the utilities.
Potomac Edison opened their first DC Fast Charger last week at the Deep Creek Visitors Center in McHenry, MD. We charged there on Saturday, January 2nd using a Tesla CHAdeMO adapter. Users can pay using a ChargePoint RFID card or App. The units are wrapped in blue Potomac Edison “EVDRIVEN” branding and the URL to their EV website is displayed on the front. A blue and white sign designates the area as “electric vehicle parking only while charging.”
Adds to Existing DC Fast Charging in Town
Hancock already has two Fast Chargers located a few blocks away at the Western Maryland Rail Trail Parking Lot. Those chargers are operated by EVI and were installed about a year ago with funding help from the Maryland Energy Administration’s Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program. Those chargers are 50 kW and bill users with a flat fee plus by the minute rather than by the kWh.
More Fast Chargers Planned for Western Maryland
There are nine areas identified by Potomac Edison where they want to place public Fast Chargers including Grantsville, Cumberland, Thurmont, Frederick, Myersville, Urbanna and Mt. Airy. I-70/I-68 in Maryland has been designated a National Electric Vehicle Charging Corridor by the Federal Highway Administration. These planned locations will help make that corridor a reality.
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