Getting behind the wheel of an electric vehicle helps drivers understand their capabilities and learn if they fit their lifestyle (they usually do…)
By getting employees behind the wheel, Nissan and BGE worked to build awareness of EV capabilities and increase interest in purchasing the vehicles for personal use.
About 30 employees took advantage of the opportunity and many came away impressed by the EV’s performance while also noting concerns about their range and a lack of charging locations.
Raising awareness and addressing any concerns are key steps to inspire early EV adoption.
The company initially became involved with EVs after their introduction in 2010 when it purchased some for its fleet and installed charging stations. Now BGE is focused on supporting the state of Maryland’s goal to have 300,000 zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025.
BGE joined 13 other signatories to propose a state-wide EV charger network. The Maryland Public Service Commission is currently reviewing the proposal. It it’s accepted, Maryland would have the third largest charging network in the United States.