Electric vehicle (EV) charging is one example merging the company’s electric and infrastructure expertise with shifting customer expectations. The state of Maryland set a goal of having 300,000 zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025 to help reach its clean air and Healthy Chesapeake Bay goals. In support, BGE launched the EVsmart program, which is now transforming transportation in Maryland. In just over one year, more than 600 residential customers have claimed EV charger rebates, and over 100 BGE-owned public chargers have been installed throughout central Maryland.
Through EVsmart, BGE is the first utility in the nation that can offer customers a Vehicle Charging Time-of-Use Rate without having to add an additional electric meter to the customer’s property. This decreases the complexity of the charger installation and ultimately drives down owner costs while increasing satisfaction. EV drivers can take advantage of this time-of-use rate for their EV charging while the rest of their home remains on a standard electric rate, which offers the maximum flexibility for their electric needs.