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MD to Spend $3.7M on EV Chargers

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Aug. 30, 2021—Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Thursday the state will spend $3.7 million on 36 public fast chargers and 145 charging ports.

The public fast chargers will be at 13 locations and the charging ports will be at local businesses, according to a report from Electrek. The money will come from the $71 million the state received as part of a settlement with Volkswagen in 2019. 

"This is another important step forward to expanding access to electric vehicle charging across the state and encouraging more Marylanders to purchase and use electric vehicles," Hogan said.

The state did not provide a timeline on when the new chargers or charging ports would be available for use. Maryland currently has more than 36,000 EVs registered.

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