For Immediate Release
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NEWARK, Del. (Oct. 15, 2020) – Four of Delmarva Power's 100 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now energized and open for charging in Salisbury, Md., and Betterton, Md. These Level 2 (L2) smart chargers are part of the company's EVsmart Program, which provides customers with the rebates, tools and information to help them go electric.
"These new charging stations are part of our efforts to help combat the effects of climate change and provide our customers with new energy services and options to meet their needs," said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. "We know our customers are looking for cleaner transportation options, and these charging stations will help make it easier for them to make the transition. We worked closely with our community partners to provide EV services that would help expand clean transportation options for all customers in Maryland and we look forward to continuing this collaboration as we drive the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future."
Over the next four years, Delmarva Power will install and operate a network of 100 L2 smart chargers and DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) that will be located across the company's Maryland service area and are available to all EV drivers. The company is working closely with state, county and municipal government agencies to determine optimal locations, on government-owned property, to site the chargers.
The new charging stations are located at:
Across the company's network of EV charging stations, customers will pay 18 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) to charge at an L2 charging station or 34 cents per kWh at a DCFC station. A typical EV driver spending one dollar 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.
Delmarva Power is also working to bring new EV services for residential customers and public spaces in Delaware. In 2019, the company received approval from the Delaware Public Service Commission to expand public charging infrastructure and offer a new rate option for residential customers who charge their EVs at home. The company is determining locations for the new EV chargers in coordination with Delaware Public Service Commission Staff, Division of the Public Advocate and Delaware Department of Transportation.
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 (ZEVs) on the road by 2025. Exelon believes strongly that transportation electrification holds the promise of helping the company meet environmental goals, reduce carbon footprints, bring life-saving cleaner air for residents, and create economic opportunity through job creation and reduced energy costs.
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