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

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