Baltimore County Revenue Authority makes plugging in easy

Driving the Northeast

VoltOn November 10, the Baltimore County Revenue Authority announced they will be installing two charging stations in each of the four County parking garages.  Two on-street charging stations will be installed in downtown Towson this fall.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was on hand to make the announcement and said, “By installing innovative technology in our parking garages, the Baltimore County Revenue Authority is maximizing energy efficiency, cutting costs, encouraging easy use of electric-powered vehicles, and reducing our carbon footprint.”

With the installation of these new charging stations, electric car owners will be able to plug-in, charge, and go to their next meeting/appointment without having to suffer from “range anxiety.”

Monica Murphy, Manager of Advanced Technology Demonstration Programs at General Motors, was also on hand with a Chevrolet Volt to demonstrate electric vehicle charging and to answer any questions from dignitaries and invited guests.  Some of those public figures from Maryland included U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes; U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger; State Delegate Jon Cardin; and representatives for Governor Martin O’Malley and U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.  In addition, Bill Tiger, Baltimore Operations Plant Manager, and several employees of the plant were also present.  The Baltimore plant will manufacture electric vehicle motors beginning late 2012.