Gov. Martin O’Malley celebrated Earth Day on Friday by announcing the installation of eight electric vehicle charging stations at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport as part of the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
The program intends to bring 65 charging stations to the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area by June, according to a press release from the governor's office.
“While other states are sitting idly by, Maryland continues to harness the innovation that will move us into the new economy,” O’Malley said in the release. “Thanks to our federal partners, we are making vital investments in electric vehicle infrastructure, positioning Maryland as a national leader in this emerging industry and are moving closer to our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020.”
Editor's note: Howard County received an offer to install an electric vehicle charging station on the Howard Community College campus, according to the Baltimore Sun.