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.

Online Public Input Map Tool

The City has developed an online map tool for collecting suggested EV charging locations throughout the City. We will use the input gathered from this map tool, as well as additional factors, to determine the location of future charging stations. Here is a link to the online map tool.

If for any reason you can't use this map tool, contact ccreagh@cambridgema.gov and include a street and cross street where you would like to see an EV charger installed and we will manually add it to the map.

The Latest

The City of Cambridge is launching a pilot program to add to its network of EV chargers. This program aims to increase access to EV charging stations, particularly for residents without driveways.

The City has identified four locations near existing electrical infrastructure boxes in order to easily install a Level 2 charger: Tudor Street, Norfolk Street, Pemberton Street, and Upland Road.  

The City of Cambridge hosted a public forum to discuss the EV charging station Pilot Program on January 12, 2022. Here is a link to the PDF presentation.

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

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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.
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