BALTIMORE – On Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joins the Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Kathy Kinsey and Director of Baltimore City General Services Steve Sharkey to officially open for use Baltimore City’s first on-street electric vehicle charging stations.
The event also kicks off National Plug-in Day for Baltimore City and the State of Maryland which occurs all weekend on September 28th and 29th, with activities around the country.
The charging stations promote the use of electric vehicles which reduce greenhouse gasses and other pollutants. They produce zero direct emissions from their tailpipe, reducing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane.
General Motors, who joined in on the event, just opened their newest plant in White Marsh, Maryland, to manufacture the motors for the Chevrolet Spark.
The two new chargers are located on Lexington Street by the corner of Lexington Street and Gay Street. Each of the two chargers provides a level 2, 240 volt quick charge. The spaces are open to the public at a parking rate of $1.00 per hour with a 4-hour limit, ensuring that motorists have a place to charge while in downtown Baltimore.