A white hatchback plugged into an EV charger in an outdoor parking lot

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles (EVs) create less greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution than traditional gasoline-fueled vehicles. EV drivers benefit from better fuel economy and financial incentives, and contribute to cleaner air and better health for the community.

The City recognizes the importance of EV infrastructure along with other sustainable modes of transportation such as walking, biking, and taking public transportation. There are several City-owned public charging stations throughout Cambridge. Scroll down for a list of stations at the bottom of this page.

The Latest

The City of Cambridge is launching a pilot program to add to its network of EV chargers. We are looking to identify locations to add more EV chargers to public areas in Cambridge. This program aims to increase access to EV charging stations, particularly for residents without driveways.

The City of Cambridge is piloting a program to improve access to EV charging stations for residents without driveways. The City has identified three locations at parks that have the infrastructure to easily install a Level 2 charger:  Tudor Street, Norfolk Street, and Pemberton Street. We would like your input to identify potential locations for additional EV chargers.

Join us for a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. to learn more and share your ideas.

Virtual Public Meeting

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Registration: https://camb.ma/3Jp4MSw

For more information, contact Bill Deignan at Wdeignan@cambridgema.gov.

Get Plugged In ⚡

City-Owned Public Charging Stations in Cambridge

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

All City-owned charging stations offer a Level 2 charge and charge a rate of $0.189 per kWh drawn and $0.15 per hour.

All other parking fees and rules still apply.

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

City-Owned Chargers:

  • 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.

  • 73 Sherman St. (St. Peters Field/Salt Shed)
    This station can charge 2 vehicles with a level 2 charge at the same time.

For More Information

Contact Seth Federspiel at sfederspiel@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4674. 

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