Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Potomac Edison offering this program?
The EV Driven program supports a state-wide effort toward reaching 300,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. As part of this effort, Potomac Edison is installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in Maryland and offering rebates for both residential and multifamily property charger installations.
How is the EV Driven Program being funded?
Potomac Edison will seek recovery of the costs of the EV Driven Program from customers through electric service rates in a future regulatory rate review with the Maryland Public Service Commission.
How many rebates are available through the EV Driven Program?
1,000 residential rebates
50 multifamily property rebates
500 participants in the Off-Peak Rewards program
How many public EV chargers is Potomac Edison installing?
Potomac Edison is installing 59 chargers across its Maryland Service Territory, including up to 20 DC Fast Charging stations.
Are these charging stations energy efficient?
Yes, the charging stations that qualify for this program are ENERGY STAR certified. Learn more here: https://www.energystar.gov/products/other/evse
EV Driven Residential Rebate
What is the amount of the Residential Rebate?
Potomac Edison residential customers can get a $300 rebate for the purchase and installation of a qualified smart Level 2 EV charging station.
What is the EV-only time-of-use rate?
Potomac Edison is preparing to launch a new rate specifically for electric vehicle charging during off-peak hours. Expected to launch in 2023, this new rate will allow customers to save money by charging their EVs overnight and on weekends and will also reduce demand on the electric grid. To be notified when the new EV-only time-of-use rate is available, click here.
To learn more about the Residential Rebate and Off-Peak Rewards, including eligibility requirements, additional FAQ, and how to participate, click here.
EV Driven Multifamily Rebate
What is the amount of the Multifamily Rebate?
Multifamily property owners served by Potomac Edison in Maryland can get a rebate for 50% of the cost to purchase/lease and install qualified Level 2 and DC Fast Charging stations for use at their property, up to $20,000.
Public Charging Network
What network of chargers are used for the Potomac Edison’s EV Driven public charging program?
Potomac Edison has partnered with ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, to enhance the public charging network in Maryland.
How can my community host a public charging station?
Community officials interested in hosting a public charging station on government-owned public property can complete an application here.
What is ChargePoint?
ChargePoint is Potomac Edison’s charging station contractor. ChargePoint is world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging network, with more than 101,400 public charging locations.
How much will I pay to charge my car?
Potomac Edison public charging stations are owned by Potomac Edison and have prices determined by Potomac Edison and the Maryland Public Service Commission. Click here to view current charging rates for Potomac Edison’s public charging stations.
How do I pay for charging?
You can sign up for a free ChargePoint account and link a credit card there, so you’ll be ready to charge wherever you go.
How do I use a Potomac Edison public charger?
After you get the ChargePoint app and create an account, you’re ready to start charging. Find a place to charge using the app, which recommends stations that work with your EV.
Tap to charge is the easiest way to start a charging session.
- Tap to charge by holding your phone – with the app open – over the reader symbol on the station
- Lift the Connector
- Plug In (and check in using the app)
- Relax and go about your day
- Tap Out
You can also start charging with the ChargePoint app or card. For an instructional video, visit www.chargepoint.com/drivers/how-to-charge.
What do I do if a Potomac Edison public charger is not working?
If you need help, call ChargePoint driver support at 1-888-758-4389.
For more FAQ about ChargePoint chargers, visit: https://www.chargepoint.com/drivers/support-faq/
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