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Anne Arundel County ranks in top five for electric vehicles

| March 26, 2019, 01:19 PM

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To provide more information and transparency to its customers, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is now sharing statistics about the state’s registered electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles on Maryland’s Open Data Portal (opendata.maryland.gov). The information includes a listing of the number of registered electric vehicles by jurisdiction and zip code.

“Our administration is proud to highlight our progress in protecting our environment, including the growing number of clean cars in Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This helpful database further delivers on our Customer Service Promise, and provides up-to-date and transparent data and services for our customers and citizens.”

As of February, there were 18,648 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids registered in Maryland. The split was almost even, with 9,323 electric vehicles and 9,325 plug-ins. Statewide, the five counties with the highest number of electric vehicles and plug-ins registered were: Montgomery, Howard, Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Prince George’s.

“The Open Data Portal is an additional resource for our partners to better understand trends and usage of electric and hybrid vehicles in Maryland,” said MDOT MVA Administrator Chrissy Nizer.

MDOT MVA will update the registration data monthly. MDOT MVA already provided information on vehicle registrations by countyvehicle sales, and its service locations on the Open Data Portal. Providing this data benefits customers and creates accessibility for planning departments and other agencies when making short-term and long-term decisions that impact legislation, local projects and other initiatives.

For more information about electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in Maryland, visit the Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (EVIC) website.

The council was established in 2011 and includes representatives from industry, government, legislative groups and other associations who are working to successfully integrate electric vehicles into Maryland’s communities and transportation system. Members of the council meet regularly to develop policies, implement strategies and educate the public about electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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