Maryland Zero Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council

About the Council

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (EVIC) was established by State legislation in 2011. In 2019, the membership, responsibilities, and reporting requirements of EVIC was expanded to include zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). To reflect the expanded responsibilities of the council, EVIC was renamed the Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (ZEEVIC). In 2020 and in 2021, the membership of ZEEVIC was expanded further and the Council’s termination date was extended to 2026.

The ZEEVIC is charged with the development of policies, recommendations, and incentives that increase awareness of ZEVs, support the ownership of ZEVs, and promote investment by the private sector in ZEVs; the development of recommendations for a statewide EV charging and hydrogen refueling infrastructure plan; and the development of other potential policies to promote and facilitate the successful integration of ZEVs into Maryland’s transportation network.

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ZEEVIC Meeting Schedule 2024

The ZEEVIC Meetings will be held on the following dates from 2:00-3:30 PM. The meetings will be held in a hybrid format with the option to attend in person at MDOT Headquarters (7201 Corporate Center Drive) or virtually through TEAMs. The link to the TEAMS meeting and the call-in information can be found in the meeting agenda. 

Date Agenda Presentation/Materials Notes
January 25, 2024 Agenda


EV Market Research

Meeting Notes
March 14, 2024 Agenda

Draft Legislative Positions

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Meeting Notes
April 24, 2024 Agenda Presentation Meeting Notes
July 24, 2024
October 23, 2024

Documents prior to 2024 are available under Archived Materials.

ZEEVIC Documents and Resources

Priorities Statement

  • Install more EVSE and ensure EV readiness through strategic infrastructure planning, particularly focusing on rural communities, equitable EVSE placement in environmental justice communities, corridors, and multi-unit dwellings and apply lessons learned from EVSE deployment to continuously improve EVSE infrastructure.
  • Maximize the use of grant and alternative funding opportunities for EV/EVSE in Maryland, particularly funds allocated to Maryland through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, by collaborating across local and state agencies to strategically target funds for optimal infrastructure expansion.
  • Continue ZEV education and outreach coordination, with a focus on diversity and equity, to increase ZEV deployment.

ZEEVIC Members

Name & Position Representing
Deron Lovaas, Chief of Environment and Sustainable Transportation Maryland Department of Transportation (Council Chair)
Hyeon-Shic Shin, PhD., Morgan State University Member from a Maryland institution of higher education
Weston Young, Worcester County Maryland Association of Counties - rural region
Council Member Jolene Ivey, Prince George’s County Council District 5 Maryland Association of Counties - urban or suburban region
Nina Forsythe, City of Frostburg Maryland Municipal League - rural region
David Edmondson, City of Frederick Maryland Municipal League - urban or suburban region
Scott Wilson, Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington D.C. EV Driver Advocacy Organization
Kristy Fleischmann Groncki, BGE Electric Companies
Vincent Wynne, PEPCO
Jeff Shaw, SMECO
Vacant Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Manufacturer
Vacant Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Manufacturer
Joshua Cohen, SWTCH Energy Electric Vehicle Charging Station Manufacturer
Robert Wimmer, Toyota Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Manufacturer
Joe Alfred, Ally Power Inc. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Equipment Manufacturer
Vacant Fleet Operator
Michael A. Wall, Clinton Electric Company Electrical Workers
Ron Kaltenbaugh, Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington D.C. Environmental Community
Sari Amiel, Sierra Club
Paul Verchinski Public with expertise in energy or transportation policy
John Bowis, Chevy Chase Automotive New vehicle dealer association
Vacant Retail Electric Supplier Community
Vacant Zero Emission Vehicle Automotive Dismantler and Recycler
Senator Clarence K. Lam, M.D., District 12 Anne Arundel and Howard Counties State Senate
Delegate Sara Love, District 16 Montgomery County House of Delegates
Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, District 15 Montgomery County
Bihui Xu, Secretary’s Designee Maryland Department of Planning
Tim Shepherd, Secretary’s Designee Maryland Department of the Environment
Ryan Powell, Secretary’s Designee Maryland Department of Commerce
Kevin Mosier, Assistant Director – Energy Analysis & Planning Maryland Public Service Commission
Diego Lopez, Director's Designee Maryland Energy Administration
David Lapp, People's Counsel Office of People's Counsel
Secretary's Designee Maryland Department of General Services

ZEEVIC Annual Reports

Archived Meeting Materials

January 30th: | Agenda  | Notes
March 29th: | Agenda  | Notes
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July 18th: | Agenda  | Notes
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November 21st: | Agenda  | Notes | Presentation

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