New EV charging station now operating at State Center

BGE and the State of Maryland have partnered to allow the public to charge electric vehicles at State Center. Eight spaces are available with Level 2 (240V) chargers.

Payment is usually via a smartphone app. According to the BGE website, $5 will add 116 miles to the range of an average car in 231 minutes. That is based on a cost per KWH of $0.18. Spaces cannot be reserved, but early this month there was no problem finding a space.

Lot C is accessed from 1030 Mason St., west of the armory and north of the medical tent: very convenient to park an electric car and walk back to Bolton Hill for half a day. More information is available here, along with a map showing 850 charger locations.