City of Cambridge Adds New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Public Use and Expands Electric Vehicle Fleet

The City of Cambridge has added 5 new Electric Vehicle (EV) 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 next to the Public Works main entrance, which is accessible via Hampshire St.

“Electric Vehicles are an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution,” said City Manager Louis A. DePasquale. “Expanding our public electric vehicle charging network supports residents who choose to own or lease a personal electric vehicle, especially those who do not have a dedicated off-street parking spot. These stations will help improve equitable access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure.”

The charging stations will support five new battery electric vehicles recently added to the fleet of municipal vehicles, bringing the total number to 7. By running on electricity instead of gasoline, these vehicles can reduce emissions by 10 metric tons of CO2/year . The city is committed to operating and maintaining its vehicles in a manner that is energy efficient, minimizes emissions of conventional air pollutants and GHG, and incorporates alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid vehicles into the municipal fleet when possible. Infrastructure to support these new charging stations was made possible as part of the Eversource EV Charging Station program. Through this program, Eversource pays for 100 percent of the costs of infrastructure to support EV charging stations at customer sites throughout Massachusetts. The City of Cambridge paid for the station hardware costs and installation.

The City plans to continue expanding the network of EV charging stations to support EV adoption. In the coming year the city will allocate more than $100,000 towards design and installation of up to 12 additional EV charging stations in the public right of way or on municipal property.

To learn more about EV charging and the location of charging stations in the city, visit www.Cambridgema.gov/electricvehicles

Page was posted on 7/27/2020 5:16 PM
Page was last modified on 7/28/2020 12:21 PM
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