To address the need for more electric vehicle (EV) charging options, Tritium has partnered with Greenlots and Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) on a series of charging locations throughout Central Maryland.
The first phase includes 12 sites with Tritium RT50 direct current (DC) fast chargers which have been installed at libraries, government parking lots, airports, and retail centres. There are eight more charging destinations planned in the coming months.
Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group, is providing installation and networking services to these BGE locations throughout the region.
Divesh Gupta, Baltimore Gas and Electric director of strategy, said: “These installations encourage Baltimore-area drivers to consider purchasing electric vehicles by reducing range anxiety.
“They will also help Maryland reach its goal of having 300,000 zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025. Implementing this technology supports our purpose of powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.”
BGE launched an EV charging network in Maryland in the autumn of 2019. As the charging network continues to roll out, EV drivers will have the option to charge their vehicles at any of the 100 BGE-owned DC fast charger sites throughout the BGE service area.
Matt Androski, Greenlots chief commercial officer, said: “We strive to connect communities by unlocking EV charging solutions to power the transition to electric mobility. By working with BGE and Tritium, we are making electric vehicle infrastructure more accessible.”
With more than 2.7 million high-power charging sessions across 41 countries, delivering over 55 GWh of energy, Tritium is a global leader in EV charging innovation.
Tritium was also one of the first companies to enable ‘Plug and Charge’ technology, allowing an EV that supports ‘Plug and Charge’ to communicate seamlessly and authorise payments directly from the driver’s account without needing a payment card or RFID tag.
As EV ownership expands across the world, installations like BGE’s charging sites are an essential part of easing range anxiety with drivers.
Mike Calise, Tritium president of Americas, said: “We applaud BGE for their investment in EV infrastructure. Maryland is part of a critical interstate corridor for both residents and travellers and having access to charging options near both highways and suburban areas is vital to continued electrification.
“Through this partnership, we are building an ecosystem that supports the widespread transition to electric mobility by making it easier for more Marylanders to access fast chargers.”