Transportation

Maryland Receives EV-Ready Corridors Status​​

Maryland Receives EV-Ready Corridors Status​​

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In 2016, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in coordination with the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE), the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and the Maryland Clean Cities Coalition, submitted a nomination to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA’s), Department of Transportation (DOT) solicitation for alternative fuel corridors to be designated under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  The nomination package included the following EV corridors in priority order: I-95, US 50, I-270 and I-70 / I-68. All of these corridors received EV-Ready status, with the exception of I-68, which received EV-Pending status. These groups also coordinated with the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) to develop a regional, multi-state EV corridor nomination that was submitted by the Vermont Agency of Transportation. That nomination included Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and support for the individual nominations submitted by Connecticut Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

In 2017, Maryland submitted another EV corridors nomination package and received EV-Ready designation for I-83, I-81, I-695, I-495 and part of US 301 (US 301 from Waldorf, MD to the MD/VA border was designated as an EV-Pending corridor).

As of March 2018, there are currently over 10,000 plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid EVs registered in Maryland and over 1,500 publicly available charging outlets.  Obtaining the Alternative Fuel / EV Corridor designations will assist Maryland as the State continues working towards establishing a reliable and accessible EV charging network.
For more information on FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridor (AFC) Program, please visit the program website​

 Maryland Existing Publicly Available Charging Stations and EV Density by Zip Code

 
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