Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Infrastructure Promotion

The Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (Council) promotes the use of PEVs in the state. Specific responsibilities of the Council include the following:

  • Develop an action plan to facilitate successful integration of PEVs into the Maryland transportation network;
  • Assist in developing and coordinating statewide standards for streamlined permitting and installation of electric vehicle supply equipment;
  • Recommend a statewide charging infrastructure plan and incentives to support investment in PEVs;
  • Develop targeted policies to support fleet purchases of PEVs;
  • Encourage local and regional efforts to promote the use of PEVs; and
  • Develop model procurement practices for light-duty vehicles that include an evaluation of the vehicle lifecycle costs inclusive of estimated fuel cost over the anticipated life of the vehicle.

Effective July 1, 2019, the Council will be renamed the Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Council and will incorporate fuel cell electric vehicles in all of the Council responsibilities.

The Maryland Department of Transportation must provide staff support to the Council with the assistance of the Maryland Energy Administration and the Maryland Public Service Commission. For more information, including interim reports, see the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council page. (Reference House Bill 1246, 2019, and Maryland Statutes, Transportation Code 11-145.1)