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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
Howard County unveiled its first electric vehicle charging station last week, a free public plug-in site in Columbia, and officials are considering sites for more. The five-plug charging station, near the county's Thomas Dorset Building, adds Howard County to the growing list of areas across the state where charging stations are popping up. "We chose our location because that's where our building inspectors are. People will be able to use them," said County Executive Ken Ulman.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Officials plan to mark the start of the first new office building in downtown Columbia in more than a decade, with a formal groundbreaking Tuesday on a nine-story, roughly $75 million complex of apartments, offices and shops near Lake Kittamaqundi. LPP Investors, LLC Partner David Costello, whose Columbia-based Costello Construction firm will build the new Little Patuxent Square complex, said he wants the project to strengthen the urban fabric of the lakefront, which is also set to add a Whole Foods store this year.
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By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2011
Elaine and Bill Phillips already own seven cars, but they may be in the market for another. The Millersville couple came to the 2011 Motor Trend International Auto Show at the Baltimore Convention Center on Saturday to get a look at the Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in electric vehicle recently introduced by General Motors. "We're car people," said Elaine Phillips, adding that she and her husband visit the show every winter and liked what they saw this time. "It's more exciting this year because of all the hybrids and the electric car," she said.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years. Gov. Martin O'Malley and his counterparts in California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont formally vowed to promote plug-in or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in their states. They signed an agreement promising to take steps in their states to expand consumer demand for the vehicles, which despite rapidly rising sales remain a tiny portion of the cars and trucks sold in the United States.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to charge your engines. The state is giving a $1 million jump-start to the fledgling electric vehicle industry, as the Maryland Energy Administration awarded grants Thursday to build at least 64 charging stations in Baltimore and the rest of the state to support a hoped-for influx of battery-powered cars and trucks in the near future. Using federal stimulus funds, the state energy agency awarded a pair of grants to install charging stations at parking garages in Baltimore and at other sites in Maryland, particularly along Interstate 95. A third grant will go toward wiring truck stops in Baltimore, Elkton and Jessup, so truckers won't have to run their diesel engines as much to provide electricity while parked.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | September 2, 1992
The Chesapeake Consortium -- a business group made up of the local Westinghouse unit, Chrysler Corp., Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and the state of Maryland -- has been selected to receive a $4 million federal grant for continued work on the development of an electric vehicle.The funding from the U.S. Transportation Department was part of a $10.3 million grant approved yesterday for distribution to three consortia. A business group in California is in line for $4 million; the remaining $2.3 million is earmarked for a New York group.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 9, 1996
Toyota and Honda, Japan's No. 1 and No. 3 automakers, said yesterday they will begin marketing electric passenger vehicles in California next year, becoming the first importers to challenge General Motors Corp.'s EV1 coupe unveiled in January.Both the Toyota and Honda vehicles will present stiff competition to the two-seat EV1 because they will be the first mass-produced vehicles to use advanced nickel-metal hydride batteries, which have twice the power of the traditional lead-acid batteries that will power GM's EV1."
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December 11, 2012
The author of the article, "5 reasons buyers don't charge ahead on electric vehicles," (Dec. 4) is clearly unaware of the numerous steps Maryland has taken under Gov. Martin O'Malley's leadership to create incentives and facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles in our state. In 2009, Governor O'Malley and the legislature worked together to require Maryland to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Widespread adoption of electric vehicles is one of many strategies designed to help us reach that goal.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | March 4, 1992
From zero to 60 in less than 15 seconds.That's the goal that the engineers at the Westinghouse Electronics Systems Group in Linthicum have set for themselves as they seek to boost the performance of electric vehicles and make them commercially viable by the late 1990s.As part of a joint venture announced yesterday with Chrysler Corp., Westinghouse is seeking to put more zip in the performance of electric vehicles, which they hope can reach speeds up to 75 mph. They also want to boost the cars' range to 200 miles between battery charges, about double what today's technology allows.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
Chrysler Corp. and the local Westinghouse Electric Corp. division have two new partners -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and the state of Maryland -- in their previously announced plan to develop a commercially viable electric car.The four partners said yesterday that they have joined to form the Chesapeake Consortium to coordinate research, resources and technology to design and develop electric vehicles.The consortium has applied for a $4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2013
Employees at General Motors' plant in White Marsh have an unusual workplace benefit. Anyone who drives an electric car can plug it in to charge while they work. At the plant, which produces transmissions and electric motors, workers can park their electric vehicles — or EVs — in any of eight spaces under two solar-powered canopies in the employee lot. "You encourage the use of EVs and give employees some benefit," said William Tiger, plant manager for General Motors Baltimore Operations.
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December 11, 2012
The author of the article, "5 reasons buyers don't charge ahead on electric vehicles," (Dec. 4) is clearly unaware of the numerous steps Maryland has taken under Gov. Martin O'Malley's leadership to create incentives and facilitate the adoption of electric vehicles in our state. In 2009, Governor O'Malley and the legislature worked together to require Maryland to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Widespread adoption of electric vehicles is one of many strategies designed to help us reach that goal.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
Vorbeck Materials, a Jessup firm, won a national competition by the Department of Energy that highlighted startup companies willing to launch new products from technology developed within the country's national laboratories. Vorbeck specializes in developing products with graphene, a variation of the graphite that's used in pencils and one of the strongest and most conductive materials available. Vorbeck was one of three firms across the country who won the "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge" by the DOE. The company is using a method developed by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries, which are used in laptops, mobile devices and electric vehicles.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
Howard County unveiled its first electric vehicle charging station last week, a free public plug-in site in Columbia, and officials are considering sites for more. The five-plug charging station, near the county's Thomas Dorset Building, adds Howard County to the growing list of areas across the state where charging stations are popping up. "We chose our location because that's where our building inspectors are. People will be able to use them," said County Executive Ken Ulman.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2011
An Annapolis company has received an order to produce 1,500 electric-vehicle charging stations to serve the small but growing number and variety of plug-in, battery-powered cars on America's roads. SemaConnect Inc. said Tuesday it would be supplying charging stations to 350Green, a California-based developer of electric vehicle-charging networks that's planning a coast-to-coast rollout of charging stations. "Conveniently located charging stations will play a critical part in the adoption of EVs," SemaConnect founder and president Mahi Reddy said in a statement.
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By Bob Allen and Lauren Fulbright | August 9, 2011
One could think of the two electric vehicle charging stations on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County as points in a widening state-, region- and nation-wide grid. But tucked away in a fenced-in storage lot behind the school's automotive department, they don't get much use. Though available to the public, their presence has not been widely advertised. Most of their use comes in charging a low-speed car and a high-speed car owned by the college and used to train future technicians on electric vehicles.
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By Bob Allen and Lauren Fulbright | August 9, 2011
One could think of the two electric vehicle charging stations on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County as points in a widening state-, region- and nation-wide grid. But tucked away in a fenced-in storage lot behind the school's automotive department, they don't get much use. Though available to the public, their presence has not been widely advertised. Most of their use comes in charging a low-speed car and a high-speed car owned by the college and used to train future technicians on electric vehicles.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | June 12, 1992
Chrysler Corp. and the local Westinghouse Electric Corp. division have two new partners -- Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. and the state of Maryland -- in their previously announced plan to develop a commercially viable electric car.The four partners said yesterday that they have joined to form the Chesapeake Consortium to coordinate research, resources and technology to design and develop electric vehicles.The consortium has applied for a $4 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation that would be used in their effort.
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By Bob Allen | July 21, 2011
One could think of the electric vehicle charging station at Westminster's College Square shopping center as a single point in a widening state-, region- and nation-wide grid. The two plug-in devices, installed in January, have had very little use so far - literally just a few charges. But advocates of the electric vehicle market believe that will change. "The (two) charging stations are part of our overall sustainability and efficiency initiative," said Garrett Giusti, of Owings Mills-based Black Oak Associates, which owns and developed College Square.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2011
Baltimore's first public electric-vehicle charging stations debuted Thursday in a Mount Royal parking garage, as places begin to pop up across the Baltimore-Washington area to plug in the new battery-powered cars trickling off automakers' assembly lines. The developers of the Fitzgerald, a recently opened apartment building on Mount Royal Avenue, installed two charging stations in the adjoining 1,245-space parking garage, which is available to the public as well as residents. The University of Baltimore and Lyric Opera House are nearby.
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