Maryland Installing Electric Car Charging Stations | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Maryland Installing Electric Car Charging Stations

Play associated audio

By Elliott Francis

Maryland officials say they think electric cars will be a big hit in the state...so, they're getting ready.

The Maryland Energy Administration has directed $500,000 in Federal stimulus funds to install 55 car-charging stations along the I-95 corridor and a dozen more in parking garages in and around Baltimore.

Electric cars are still many months away from roadways in Maryland. Auto industry analysts say it could be two to five years before ''mainstream'' consumers start buying them.

However, most industry analysts agree, an existing infrastructure is key to jump-starting the trend toward electric vehicles.

The company leading the project says each station will include one plug and cost approximately $4,000.

Many first generation electric cars will need to be plugged in for about six to 10 hours for a full charge.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 21

A jazz band performs at a local venue and a play explores the difficulties of surviving the American high school experience.

NPR

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
WAMU 88.5

McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

NPR

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.