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Charge Enterprises and Baltimore-Washington Conference of United Methodist Churches agree to innovative plan bringing electric vehicle charging solutions to member churches

  • Charge preferred vendor named to evaluate, recommend and install EV charging solutions for member churches

  • 600 member churches in the BWCUMC, located throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia

  • Facilities to be public could represent the first chargers available in some underserved communities

NEW YORK, NY/ACCESSWIRE/November 21, 2022 / Charge Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRGE) (“Charge”) today announced that its holding company Charge Infrastructure and the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church (BWCUMC) have signed an agreement for the strategy and the development of charging stations for electric vehicles and related services. Charge will work as the preferred supplier to assess the prospect of electric vehicle charging stations for the more than 600 churches represented by the BWCUMC.

Charge will provide a seamless electric vehicle charging infrastructure strategy, charging installation and engineering solutions to any member church, along with ongoing monitoring and maintenance services. Charge will help BWCUMC achieve its goal of better serving its communities and members with sustainable, future-ready technology.

According to Andrew Fox, president and CEO of Charge, churches are an ideal location for electric vehicle chargers.

“Historically, churches are the cornerstone of community,” Fox said. “They tend to be centrally located and they have a lot of access. Sundays can be the hardest time to load into a church; however, the rest of the week probably offers plenty of opportunities. Above all, churches are in every community, and this initiative could bring the first electric vehicle chargers to many underserved communities where there is a BWCUMC church.”

Under the agreement, member churches will derive revenue from public charging stations. Charge and the BWCUMC will explore arrangements to install the chargers at no cost to congregations.

The Baltimore-Washington Conference views this partnership with Charge as an opportunity to expand its ministry of being good environmental stewards and providing equity so that people in underserved urban and rural communities can have access to charging stations. “The church is called to care for God’s creation,” said the Reverend Sheridan Allmond, chairman of the conference trustees. “This unique partnership underscores our shared beliefs that will allow local churches to assess the potential for installing EV chargers on site.”

About BWCUMC

The Baltimore-Washington Conference is made up of 603 United Methodist churches in Maryland, Washington, DC, and the West Virginia panhandle. The United Methodist Church is the largest traditional Protestant denomination in the United States.

About Charge Enterprises, Inc.

Charge Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRGE) (“Charge” or the “Company”) is focused on connecting people everywhere with communications and electric vehicle (“EV”) charging infrastructure.

Telecommunications

Our Telecommunications (“Telecommunications”) business has been delivering voice, data and short message services (“SMS”) to carriers and mobile network operators (“MNOs”) worldwide for more than two decades and is poised to selectively add profitable products and services to this long-established business.

Infrastructure

Our Infrastructure business (“Infrastructure”) is primarily focused on two rapidly growing areas: broadband, including cell towers, small cells and in-building applications, and electric vehicle (“EV”) charging. Solutions for these two sectors include: design and engineering, equipment specification and procurement, installation, data and software solutions, and service and maintenance.

To learn more about Charge, visit Charge Enterprises, Inc.

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