Electric Vehicle Charging

Where Can I Charge?  |   Initiatives  |   Major Impact Projects  |   Resources for Property Owners

Where Can I Charge?

MAP So far the Town has installed Level 2 dual port charging stations (ChargePoint) at these municipal lots. Currently, charging is free at Town-owned lots.

  • 14-98 Pierce Street (Town Hall lot)
  • 23-99 Webster Street (Kent-Webster lot) 
  • 11 Babcock Street lot
  • 32 Centre Street (Centre Street East lot near Coolidge Corner Theater)
  • 41 Fuller Street lot 

EV Charging Study Committee

Report to Town Meeting Spring 2017

Initiatives

To provide more reliable charging options, especially for "garage orphans," the Town is working with the EV-Study Subcommittee to explore the following:

  • Beacon Street EV Charging Investment for 2019: DC Fast Charging, Level 2, EV Car Share
  • Curbside charging pilot
  • Upgrading each Town-owned lot with charging equipment
  • Expanding overnight parking/charging options
  • More utility incentives for upgrades at private/commercial lots especially those with open-air licenses, multifamily housing, and large workplaces


Major Impact Projects

The Town has updated its Transportation Access Plan (TAP) Guidelines (PDF) to request that on major impact projects:

  • at least 2% of parking spaces (or 1 space, whichever is larger) have charging equipment installed and 
  • another 15% of all parking spaces are EVSE-ready 

The Zoning By-Law (PDF) Sec. 5.09 defines "major impact project" as:

  • Residential development, 16 units or more
  • Nonresidential development, 25,000 sf or more
  • Any other project with the potential for substantial environmental impact on the community