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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Electric vehicle charging debuts at Union Station

Electric vehicle charging stations are gaining ground in the Washington region.

The latest site is Union Station, where public officials and business leaders plan to unveil two charging stations in the parking garage on Thursday morning.

According to Jason Heller, a spokesman for Miami-based Car Charging Group, which installed the equipment, the stations are located on the first and second levels of the garage. There is no fee to charge your electric vehicle, but that will change “in the near future,” he said. Users do have to pay regular garage fees, Heller added.

The Union Station location is not the first site for public access to charging electric vehicles. There are more around the area than you may think.

In April Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport debuted eight electric vehicle charging stations on the lower level of the daily garage. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority awarded a contract in May for electric vehicle charging stations at Dulles and Reagan National, and the District Department of Transportation unveiled a curbside charging station at 14th and U Streets last fall.

The Department of Energy also allows you to find the closest EV charging station by entering an address or Zip code in their fueling station locator. According to the DOE, stations are available in the area at the following public locations, many of which are car dealerships:

[Locations after the jump]

The District

2000 14th Street NW

555 13th Street NW

1331 L Street NW

Maryland

7701 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda

7915 Malcolm Rd., Clinton

Regents Drive, University of Maryland, College Park

Stadium Drive, University of Maryland, College Park

Lot U4, University of Maryland, College Park

Stadium Garage, University of Maryland, College Park

Library Lane, University of Maryland, College Park

9827 Rhode Island Ave., College Park

301 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg

19574 Amaranth Dr., Germantown

BWI MARC Station

Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover

7522 Teague Road, Hanover

5000 Auth Way, Marlow Heights

2000 Tower Oaks Blvd., Rockville,

15911 Indianola Dr., Rockville

1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville

8201 16th St., Silver Spring,

1220 East-West Hwy., Silver Spring

3131 Automobile Blvd., Silver Spring

Virginia

150 S. Pickett St., Alexandria

14840 Stonecraft Center C, Chantilly

11000 Main St., Fairfax

1051 E Broad St., Falls Church

2214 Rock Hill Rd., Herndon

9010 Liberia Ave., Manassas

8525 Leesburg Pike, Vienna

8601 Leesburg Pike, Vienna

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