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Creating Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Monday, September 25, 2023

The City recognizes the importance of and is heavily investing in Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure. Creating 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. As of January 2023, there were over 5,000 EVs registered in Cambridge.

To accommodate this, publicly accessible chargers have been installed throughout the City. In 2022, over 45,000 hours of charging occurred at city-owned charging stations. The City continues to install additional charging stations in high demand areas.

To supplement these efforts, the City recently announced a new Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program that will allow the charging of electric vehicles across City sidewalks. The new charging pilot program provides residents without driveway access the opportunity to charge EVs across the public sidewalk from a protected and private ground floor outdoor outlet.

To apply for a new Across Sidewalk Electric Vehicle Charging permit, recommend charging locations, learn about incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle, or view a list of City-owned charging stations, visit Cambridgema.gov/evchargingstations

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