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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.