An Electrification Ecosystem of Intermodal Leadership and Intercity Travel
This project will create a regional electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and West Virginia. The ecosystem project will connect the Mid-Atlantic Region’s cities, employing multiple EV and infrastructure sub-projects, including multimodal hubs, such as airports, seaports and logistics centers. It will also address educational, planning and equity issues of populations near these hubs. Starting in 2020, the project will run through 2023.
This project will support inter- and intra-city routes for commercial and government fleets, consumers and rideshares, serving the following locations:
- service agencies
- tourism destinations
Reaching Underserved Communities
A large component of the project is focused on outreach to and improving air quality in underserved communities in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Leading outreach efforts is EVNoire, an award-winning organization, focusing on e-mobility, transportation, energy and environmental equity.
EV Charging: Mapping and Analysis
Project partner Argonne National Laboratory is using its Energy Zones Mapping Tool (EZMT) to analyze demographic data to determine where EV charging infrastructure is needed in order to provide access to all people of the region. Interactive maps will overlay proposed charging facilities with energy corridors, roadways and residential centers.
Sample Geographic Distribution of EV Charging Stations in Virginia by Income
The project is a true partnership of EV infrastructure companies, non-profit organizations and governmental entities that are dedicated to transportation electrification in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Project Partner Locations and Sites
The map below highlights project partner locations and approved installation sites. Planned projects include airports, city streets, ports and more.
P = Project Partner, Plug Icon = Project Site
Project Partner Spotlight
Recently, project partner, Blink Charging Co., was a featured speaker for one of Virginia Clean Cities’ Technology Happy Hour events. During the event, Andrew Hillman of Blink discussed the company’s electric vehicle charging technology, including their 19.2kW charging option!
As a part of Blink’s role in the Mid-Atlantic Electrification partnership, the company plans to install 200 networked 19.2 kWh L2 chargers in Virginia, DC, Maryland and West Virginia. Each charger is capable of providing 19.2 kWh or about 65 miles of charge per hour and can accommodate all EVs. To learn more about this opportunity, visit www.blinkcharging.com and contact Andrew Hillman at Ashillman@BlinkCharging.com or (805) 825-9415.
Greenspot is installing 24 e-mobility hubs consisting of six L2 chargers in Virginia, DC, Maryland and West Virginia as a part of the project. Greenspot will install an initial set of 24 e-Mobility hubs which includes 72 dual chargers and a total of 144 EV ports.