BTD Installs First Batch of Publically Accessible EV Chargers on Centre Street

By Dan Murphy

The Boston Transportation Department has installed its first batch of publicly accessible EV (electric vehicle) charging stations in the municipal lot at 737 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain.

“In Boston, we know the urgency around climate action and we are committed to leading on a national and international scale,” Mayor Martin Walsh said in a press release. “Our new public electric vehicle charging stations are a key element of reducing our emissions while making our city healthier and more accessible today and for years to come.”

According to the city, which is installing and operating the EV charging stations, these investments are being made in partnership with Eversource’s Make Ready Program, which is providing the infrastructure, with the goal of having publicly accessible EV charging stations available in every Boston neighborhood by 2023.

The next phase of the program, which is expected later this fall, will add EV charging stations to municipal lots in East Boston, Roslindale, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Dorchester, the city said.

Meanwhile, there’s currently a fee of $0.25/kWh for electricity consumed.

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