Exelon, a Fortune 100 energy company, announced July 26 a commitment to join the Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a partnership among 14 U.S. utilities to create a seamless network of rapid electric vehicle charging stations connecting major highway systems, stretching from the Atlantic Coast through the Midwest, South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.
Exelon’s six utility companies – Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO, and Pepco – will join the 13 other coalition utilities that have coordinated to ensure drivers have access to efficient, fast charging stations that expand convenient options for long distance electric vehicle travel.
The members of the EHC have agreed to work together to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoid duplication, and complement existing corridor fast charging sites. Sites initially will be located less than 100 miles apart on major roadways. Additionally, each site will have at least two charging stations with universal vehicle compatibility and at least 100 kilowatts of output per station. This will enable drivers to get back on the road in 20-30 minutes. Each member company will determine its own execution methods, specific pricing models, and charging equipment providers for their service territory.
Exelon has already committed to electrifying half of its utility vehicle fleet by 2030 and will continue to find new ways to partner with leaders across the industry to provide equitable, safe, and sustainable energy and transportation solutions for customers.
In addition, Exelon’s utilities continue to actively work with stakeholders to promote the expansion of EV infrastructure and remove barriers to adoption. Through approved programs at each of its utilities, Exelon will enable the installation of more than 7,000 residential, commercial, and/or utility-owned charging ports across Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and New Jersey.
The installations will help jurisdictions achieve climate and zero-emission vehicle goals, improve air quality in their regions, and prepare for the economic opportunities connected to the growing EV market.