First oil-free gas station in US opens, only charging electric vehicles

Maryland petrol station swaps oil for electric as statewide electric vehicle fleet climbs to 20,000

A petrol station in Maryland is the first of its kind to completely transition from traditional pumps to electric vehicle charging stations.

RS Automotives in Washington DC is the US’s first fully petrol-to-electric refuelling station, exclusively for electric vehicles, when it opened earlier this week.

It can charge up to four vehicles at once within 20 to 30 minutes.

Charging Station in Sunderland (Image: Fastned)

Charging Station in Sunderland (Image: Fastned)

The conversion was supported by the Electric Vehicle Institute, which received a $786,000 Alternative Fuel Infrastructure grant from the Maryland Energy Administration in 2018.

Read more: Independent

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