By Baltimore Business Journal

Baltimore City has installed electric car chargers in nine city-owned garages, an initiative funded by a $134,000 state grant.

Each charger can support two electric vehicles, and the cityâ¿¿s Parking Authority has designated 18 parking spaces between the nine garages for electric vehicles. Drivers can use the chargers for free when they pay to park in the garages.

The installation was funded by a $134,366 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration. City officials say the chargers are in line with its Baltimore Sustainability Plan and the stateâ¿¿s EmPower Maryland initiative.

In March, a garage at the Fitzgerald apartment building near the University of Baltimore was the first garage in the city to install an electric car charger.

The electric vehicle chargers have been installed in the following city garages:

  • Arena Garage â¿¿ 99 S. Howard St. (2nd Level)
  • Baltimore Street Garage â¿¿ 15 Guilford Ave. (2nd Level)
  • Caroline Street Garage â¿¿ 805 S. Caroline St. (1st Level)
  • Lexington Street Garage â¿¿ 510 E. Lexington St. (2nd Level)
  • Little Italy Garage â¿¿ 400 S. Central Ave. (1st Level)
  • Penn Station Garage â¿¿ 1151 N. Charles St. (Level 1B)
  • Redwood Street Garage â¿¿ 11 S. Eutaw St. (Lower Level)
  • Water Street Garage â¿¿ 414 Water St. (Level 3)
  • West Street Garage â¿¿ 40 E. West St. (Lower Level)

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