Electric Vehicle Charging

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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


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