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BGE Prepares For Electric Vehicles
January 27, 2010, 2:39 pm
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BGE Prepares For Electric Vehicles

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, “Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is testing the waters with plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging in anticipation of the cars hitting Greater Baltimore streets later this year.  BGE has signed an agreement with GridPoint Inc. of Arlington, Va., to use its electric vehicle management technology in a demonstration project to test the system. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.”

The recent push for electric cars is generating a strong interest and raising questions about how and where the vehicles will be charged and how it will affect urban electric grids.

“We recognize many Maryland consumers are looking forward to buying plug-in vehicles and we want to ensure we’re ready to meet their need for smart charging options,” John J. Murach, director of business planning and corporate performance for BGE, said in a statement. The testing with GridPoint’s technology will help BGE understand the impact of car charging on the grid, he said.

For the full article in the Baltimore Business Journal, CLICK HERE.

Baltimore GM Plant: First High Volume Electric Car Manufacturer In US

Baltimore GM Plant To Be The First High Volume Electric Car Manufacturer In US

What may become…

General Motors announced Tuesday:

General Motors will invest approximately $246 million in electric motor and electric drive manufacturing including construction of a high volume electric drive production facility at the Baltimore Transmission plant that will begin to manufacture in 2013 electric motors for GM’s Two-mode Hybrid system.  The plant will be the first electric motor manufacturing facility in the U.S. operated by a major automaker.

GM has selected the Baltimore plant in White Marsh to be GM’s exclusive manufacturer of the two-mode hybrid drivetrain. The GM Baltimore Transmission Plant, where GM made the announcement, is an environmentally friendly facility, that was certified in 2007 as landfill-free, and in 2008 included several solar arrays that provide a significant portion of the plant’s electricity.

Again, from GM:

By bringing this capability to the U.S., GM will create approximately 200 jobs.  Local and state incentives, along with the Recovery Act funding announced in August 2009 by the U.S. Department of Energy, are helping to make this facility expansion and job creation possible.

For more information about the proposed electric vehicles in Baltimore, CLICK HERE to go to the GM blog.