Montgomery County’s commitment to combatting climate change includes trying to inspire residents and businesses to purchase electric vehicles. To make that plan viable, accessibility to EV charging stations is a necessity. The commitment to that aspect of the County’s Climate Action Plan continued on July 23 as six new EV charging stations were dedicated at the Clarksburg Condominium II.
Great to see this in our community over the weekend! New EV charging stations will give neighbors in Clarksburg a new option for recharging their electric vehicles. @MyGreenMC @MontgomeryCo pic.twitter.com/FDWU1ImfTG— County Exec Marc Elrich (@MontCoExec) July 25, 2022
Clarksburg Condominium II is located at 12824 Clarksburg Square Road in Clarksburg. The condominium association website states that residents who register in advance will receive reduced rates for charging their vehicles at the new charging stations.
At the ceremonies dedicating the charging stations, Robert Borkowski, president of Clarksburg Condominium II, welcomed Adriana Hochberg, the climate change officer for Montgomery County and the acting director of the County Department of Environmental Protection; Maryland State Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo; and representatives of Poolesville Green, Potomac Edison, the Montgomery County GreenBank, KOLB Electric and Daitechcorp.
The event included electric vehicle owners showcasing their vehicles and explaining to potential EV owners the benefits of the vehicles. More than 20 vehicles were at the event, including those from manufacturers Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Rivian, Tesla and Volkswagen.
Highlights of the event can be viewed here.
The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Permitting Services supported the project in Clarksburg. More information on the benefits of electric vehicles is available at the DEP website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/green/zev/index.html.