Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition

 972.992.8815

Charge It: Electric Vehicles Get Their Own ‘Gas’ Station

Nov 27, 2019 08:30AM

Petair/Shutterstock.com

The RS Automotive gas station, in Takoma Park, Maryland, has been around since 1958, and Depeswar Doley has been running it for 22 years. Now, frustrated by the complicated rules, requirements and contracts of oil and gas companies, he has completely transitioned away from offering petroleum and become the country’s first exclusively electric vehicle (EV) charging station.

Because there has been a shortage of EV charging stations in the state, the station’s changeover was partially funded by the Baltimore-based Electric Vehicle Institute and the Maryland Energy Administration. Its new 200-kilowatt electrical system will now be able to recharge up to four vehicles at a time while drivers wait inside. Doley says, “It’s not something that I expect to become rich overnight or something like that, but it’s a good cause [and] good for the environment.”
Upcoming Events Near You
Our Current Issue

 

 



DARTable Staycation

Start your Spring 2020 right with a dartable staycation.


EarthX is holding it's 2020 Sustainability Conference April 23rd-26th.


Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio

Katharine Hayhoe joins HLHP Radio to speak about the climate crisis, energy production, clean energy sources and faith & science. Listen to the Podcast Replay TODAY. Sponsored by EarthX.


Dallas Designer Smiles: Biometric Dentistry

Translated literally Biomimetic Dentistry means "to mimic nature" says Dr. Jeff Davies of Dallas Designer Smiles.