Delmarva Power hits electric vehicle milestone

Salisbury Independent
Posted 12/22/21

Delmarva Power is projected to reach a significant milestone with the installation of more than 50 electric vehicle charging stations across its Maryland service area by the end of 2021.

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Delmarva Power hits electric vehicle milestone

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Delmarva Power is projected to reach a significant milestone with the installation of more than 50 electric vehicle charging stations across its Maryland service area by the end of 2021.

This milestone provides local residents and visitors with even more charging resources for EV owners.

These Level 2 smart chargers are part of the company's EVsmart Program, which also provides customers with the rebates, tools and information to help them go electric.

“Our robust electric vehicle charging network is part of our ongoing commitment to helping our customers make the switch to cleaner, more efficient transportation options,” said Doug Mokoid, Delmarva Power Region President. “With each charger installed, we are working to help make electric vehicle range anxiety a thing of the past while helping customers achieve their personal climate change goals.”

By January 2024, Delmarva Power will look to install and operate a network of 100 L2 smart chargers and DC Fast Chargers across the company’s Maryland service area.

The company is working closely with state, county and municipal government agencies to determine optimal locations, on government-owned property, to site the chargers, making them available to all EV drivers.

Across the company’s network of EV charging stations, customers will pay 18 cents per kilowatt hour to charge at an L2 charging station or 34 cents per kWh at a DCFC station.

A typical EV driver spending $1 at an L2 charger can expect to gain approximately 25 miles in range. A L2 charger can provide about 24 miles of range per hour of charging, while a DCFC can provide about 120 miles of range in one hour of charging.

More information on EVs, chargers, and federal and state incentives can be found at delmarva.com/EV. Users can explore online savings calculators that compare EVs to gasoline-powered cars in terms of fuel and commute costs, carbon impacts and more. Delmarva Power customers in Maryland can also apply for rebates to help offset the cost of chargers.

In Maryland, the EVsmart Program, which is offered by Exelon's Maryland-based energy companies BGE, Delmarva Power and Pepco, drives progress on Maryland's Air Quality and Chesapeake Bay goals, which include having 300,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Currently, the Maryland EVsmart Program consists of more than 270 installed EV chargers throughout Maryland, with a goal to install 850 EV chargers in Exelon’s Maryland service area by 2024.