Middletown installs first public electric vehicle charging station


Public charging stations for electric vehicles are few in Frederick County, Maryland. One town is getting ahead of the curb.

The Middletown Municipal Hall is now sporting its first outdoor charging station, compatible will all electric vehicles.

Officials say the $1,000 investment is part of a one-year pilot that aims to see just what the demand and usage are for these stations within the town.

After the trial, officials will decide if and how many more stations residents could see pop up around the area.

“We wanted to find out what kind of usage we might generate before went into a larger investment. This is a small investment, but an investment in the right thing: A green initiative,” explained town burgess, John Miller.

Miller adds that future plans could include installation of additional commercial charging stations in a local parking lot.

Town commissioners voted unanimously to install the pilot charging station, Miller added.

Since the first week of April, about five vehicles have used it to charge up.

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