Electric Vehicles

City Hall Charging Station

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. While the City supports active and sustainable modes of transportation, like walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation, many people still choose to drive in Cambridge. Driving electric vehicles instead of vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), which run on fossil fuels can drastically reduce the carbon footprint of passenger vehicle trips.

To accommodate EV drivers who do not have access to a driveway for charging at home, the City offers public charging stations throughout Cambridge.

The City is exploring other ways to increase access to EV charging for it's residents. Check out this guide for more information. 

Electric Vehicle FAQ

City Owned Public Charging Stations in Cambridge

All City-owned charging stations offer a Level 2 charge.

All City-owned stations charge a rate of $0.189 per kWh drawn and $0.15 per hour. Learn more about charging rates.

All other parking fees and rules still apply.

  • Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire Street 
    There are 5 charging stations, with 8 total charging ports, at the Department of Public Works (DPW), 147 Hampshire St. These charging stations are available for public use Monday 8 p.m. – Tuesday 6 a.m., Tuesday – Friday 5 p.m. – 6 a.m. and all-day on Saturday and Sunday. The stations are located in the parking lot to the left of the Frazier Building, which is accessible via Hampshire St.
  • First St. Garage, 2nd level, entrance on Spring Street
    This station is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time.
  • City Lot #5 on Bishop Allen Drive, between Norfolk and Douglass St.
    This station is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at a time.   
  • City Hall, Inman Street side lot
    This station is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can charge 1 vehicle with a level 2 charge at a time. 
  • 7 Warren St / Macarelli Way 
    This station is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time.
  • 375 Green St. 
    This station is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time.
  • 420 Green St.
    This station is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time.
  • 177 Garden St. (St. Peters Field / Montessori School)
    This station can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time. 
  • 99 Sherman St.
    This station can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time. 
  • 341 Rindge Ave. (Comeau Field)
    This station can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time. 

 

Forthcoming City Owned Public Charging Stations

  • 73 Sherman St. (St. Peters Field / Salt Shed) 

 

To see other charging stations in the ChargePoint network located throughout the region, click here 

The Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center also has a map of charging stations made by other manufacturers.

For More Information

Contact Bronwyn Cooke, Sustainability Planner, at bcooke@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4604.