(2-3) Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations ($30,000)

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Adding electric vehicle charging stations to crowded neighborhoods without garages will send a powerful message that now is the time we can all buy electric cars.  We will reduce pollution and support a transition to clean transportation.

In Massachusetts, approximately 45% of emissions result from transportation, primarily personal vehicles. By creating a readily available, convenient infrastructure for electric vehicles, we can encourage a much higher percentage of our City’s drivers to purchase emission-free vehicles!

Our state and our city have ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Supporting the transition to electric cars with multiple and convenient charging stations is one simple and inexpensive path to achieving these goals.  Electric Vehicle owners are the primary beneficiaries of these stations, but we all benefit when less pollution is spewed into the atmosphere!

The City’s cost estimate of $30,000 includes $1,000-10,000 for installation costs and $2,000-5,000 for hardware costs per level 2 station charging station.

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  • commented 2016-12-03 23:17:30 -0500
    I am hoping three charging stations can be installed in three separate public locations!
  • commented 2016-11-22 15:59:54 -0500
    This is a terrific proposal! It echoes my own 2015 proposal, and though less ambitious, perhaps it’s more likely to succeed. "I propose that the City double its current fleet of EV chargers, by installing at least one at every city park…according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/electric-vehicles/ev-faq.html), we need to increase the proportion of electric-drive cars and light trucks (EV’s) if we are to achieve the goal of cutting America’s projected oil use in half by 2030. Expanding this sector of the automobile market will be crucial to effectively ending our reliance of oil for transportation by 2050. In urban areas like Cambridge, where EV’s are especially well-suited — among other things, they perform superbly in stop and go traffic, and their use is associated with improved local air quality and reduced rates of asthma — most people cannot install their own chargers. So to make the transition to electric transportation (fueled by renewables to achieve maximum health effects) we need more public EV charging stations!"
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