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Media Advisory: Maryland to Open First Fully Converted Gas-to-Electric Refueling Station in the United States in Takoma Park

Contacts: Kaymie Owen, CMP, Maryland Energy Administration | 443-694- 3651
Matthew Wade, CEO, Electric Vehicle Institute | | 410-685-1109


WHO: Electric Vehicle Institute(EVI) and Maryland Energy of Administration (MEA)

WHAT: The nation’s first fully converted gas-to-electric refueling and service station for electric vehicles (EV) to open in Montgomery County, Maryland. The EV refueling station, jointly funded by the  Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and Electric Vehicle Institute (EVI), is located along the Maryland/Washington, D.C. border. The refueling station hosts a state-of-the-art, high-powered (HP), 200 kilowatt (kW), four dispenser system, delivering 50 kW and higher for EV charging. This refueling station allows four EVs to charge simultaneously within 20 to 30 minutes under an illuminated canopy. A new 200 kw/HP charging system with DC fast charging capability is in place to support the EV station along with a certified repair facility that can handle all aspects of servicing, including battery pack replacement and disposal, plus a fully stocked and automated convenience store.

WHERE: R.S.  Automotive, 7224 Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park 20912

WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2019

12:15 pm ribbon cutting & photo op

12:25 pm speakers:

R.S. Automotive Owner, Depeswar Doley;
Takoma Park Mayor, Kate Stewart;
MEA Chief of Staff, Chris Rice;
EVI, Matthew Wade

12:40 pm refreshments


Maryland Energy Administration -The mission of the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is to promote affordable, reliable and cleaner energy for the benefit of all Marylanders. To achieve its mission, MEA advises the Governor and General Assembly on matters relating to energy policy. MEA administers grant and loan programs to encourage clean energy technologies in all sectors of Maryland’s economy: Residential, Commercial, Agricultural, and Transportation. For more information about the Maryland Energy Administration, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter

Electric Vehicle Institute Established in 2010, the Electric Vehicle Institute (EVI) is a highly-focused electric vehicle infrastructure company, which provides a range of cutting-edge products, services and solutions in the constantly evolving world of electric vehicles. EVI’s mission to make EV utilization a working reality on all levels through the innovative development of EV charging infrastructure. EVI currently has installed and operates EV charging stations through its partnerships with hundreds of public and private entities across the State of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic Region.