Great news for EV owners– there are 17 new free charging stations available at rail stations around the state! The MTA installed these stations in order to promote public transit and electric vehicles, which are both sustainable modes of transportation. Most stations have two charging cords, meaning the 17 new stations can charge roughly 30 vehicles at once.
The typical dual-cord charger available at MTA rail stations (photo: chargepoint.com)
Keep in mind, however, that it’s unlikely that the chargers will be free indefinitely. When demand increases, the state will have to charge a small rate to stay within their budget. In the end, though, these stations should help address range anxiety for Maryland travelers and daily commuters. The simplest plan would be to drive your EV to the rail station, let it charge while you’re at work, and drive it home after you return on the evening train.
The new chargers are located at the following rail stations:
- Cromwell/Glen Burnie
- North Linthicum
- Milford Mill
- Monocacy (Brunswick Line)
- Muirkirk (Camden Line)
- Halethorpe (Penn Line)
- West Baltimore (Penn Line)
Each location has 2 spaces which share a dual-cord charger, except for West Baltimore, which has 3 spaces for EV charging. All of the rail stations have the infrastructure to add more charging spaces as demand grows.