Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of First Energy Corp., has installed the City’s second electric car charging station in Cumberland, at the Liberty Street Surface Parking Lot. A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the lot, located at 40 N. Liberty St.
Cumberland Mayor, Raymond Morriss, and City Council Members will be welcoming James Crowder, Regional External Affairs Consultant and Marty Dunnington, Distribution Tech IV – Design Services from Potomac Edison to jointly introduce the new charging station and familiarize everyone with the EV Driven program.
Potomac Edison/First Energy’s program, EV Driven, is a five-year Maryland Public Service Commission-approved program designed to benefit the state's environment by reducing auto emissions and supporting Maryland’s goal to reach 300,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Over the course of the program, Potomac Edison will install 59 charging stations, including twenty fast-charging stations, across its seven-county Maryland territory.
Cumberland’s new electric vehicle charger is publicly available, offering a dual-port Chargepoint Charger with a J-1772 plug. Currently, the main apps for the charging station are ChargePoint and PlugShare. Current charges include a rate of $0.16/kWH,plus a $1/hr parking rate. Information on this charging station can be found at:https://www.plugshare.com/location/291864.
“We are pleased to have installed our second electric vehicle charging station in Cumberland as we continue to expand our network in Maryland, and we appreciate the city’s partnership on this project,” said James A. Sears, Jr., president of FirstEnergy's Maryland operations.
To learn more about the EV Driven Program, visit https://firstenergycorp.com/newsroom/news_articles/potomac-edison-launches-electric-vehicle-charging-station-progra.html or contact James Crowder at 717-485-6388 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.