Maryland Now Home To 6,000-Plus Plug-In Electric Cars

SEP 16 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY

Three Chevrolet Spark EVs on display Monday, May 18, 2015 the General Motors Baltimore Operations complex, where the Spark EV electric motors and drive units are being manufactured under a rooftop solar array in a newly LEED Silver-certified building in White Marsh, Maryland. Environmental upgrades as the solar array, LED exterior lighting and compact fluorescent lighting in production areas have been installed. (Photo by Mark Finkenstaedt for Chevrolet)

Three Chevrolet Spark EVs on display Monday, May 18, 2015 at the General Motors Baltimore Operations complex.

Buried in a Baltimore Sun article focused mainly on Councilman John Grasso purchasing a Tesla Model S 90D is that elusive’s state data on plug-in electric cars.

According to the nonprofit Baltimore-Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI), there are approximately 6,000 plug-in electric cars registered in the state of Maryland.

The state credits the high number of plug-ins to its “very active electric vehicle infrastructure” that’s constantly “growing,” according to Jill A.T. Sorensen, executive director of BEVI.

There are also more than 920 public charging points in the state of Maryland.

Beyond the charging infrastructure, Maryland offers up to $3,000 in tax credits for electric car buyers, in addition to the federal tax credit and rebates for installing home chargers.

Lastly, Tesla has now been approved to sell direct in the state through one of its stores. This should boost the state’s plug-in electric car count too.

Source: Baltimore Sun

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