MDE, City of Baltimore and Partners to Officially Open Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the War Memorial Plaza

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MDE, City of Baltimore and Partners to Officially Open Two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the War Memorial Plaza

(BALTIMORE, MD) September 26, 2013 - Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary Kathy Kinsey will join Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to officially open the most recent addition to the City's electric charging stations, the first to be placed on a highly traveled public street in Baltimore. General Motors will provide a Chevy Spark Electric Vehicle for demonstration.

The event will also recognize National Plug-in Day (September 28 and 29), a nationwide celebration to heighten public awareness about the availability and benefits of choosing electric and hybrid vehicles.

 

Who

  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor, Baltimore City 
  • Kathy Kinsey, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Robert Wallace, BITH Energy
  • Chris Rice, Clean Cities Coordinator, Maryland Energy Administration
  • Jill Sorenson, Executive Director, Baltimore Washington Electric Vehicle Initiative
  • Bill Tiger, Plant Manager, White Marsh General Motors Plant

 

When

11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013

 

Where

War Memorial Plaza, corner of Lexington and Gay Streets, Baltimore City

 

Why

Placing electric vehicle charging stations in high traffic locations such as the War Memorial Plaza helps to promote the use of electric vehicles among the public. Electric vehicles produce zero direct emissions from their tailpipe, reducing greenhouse gases and assisting Maryland in meeting its air quality goals and protecting the health of its citizens. 

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