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]
2000 14th Street NW
555 13th Street NW
1331 L Street NW
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
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