by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Even before the political unrest and war broke out in Ukraine, which some blame for an historic spike in global gasoline prices, more Americans have been making the shift from gas-powered internal combustion engines (or ICEs) to electric vehicles (EVs) than ever before.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced this month that it has submitted the Maryland Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Plan (NEVI) to the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation.
by Joseph Consoli, Administrator, State Fleet and Travel Management Services, Department of Budget and Management (DBM), with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
As the State of Maryland moves toward a greener environmental footprint, the issue of reducing the use of carbon-based fuels to power the state’s fleet of approximately 9,000 vehicles has grown in importance.
To help chart our course, we (Department of Budget and Management (DBM) State Fleet and Management Services division) contacted colleagues from across the country who have been tasked with accomplishing the same goal. These conversations led to identifying a few common “choke points” in electric vehicle (EV) integration.
In close coordination with the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a series of webinars in October to promote collaboration on the adoption of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) and deployment of ZEV infrastructure throughout Maryland. They are seeking input from local agencies and professionals across the state and neighboring regions.