Why Massachusetts Needs EV Charging
In Massachusetts, transportation accounts for 43% of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Department of Environmental Protection. To counteract that, Massachusetts has set an ambitious goal of putting 300,000 EVs on its roads by 2025—increasing the percentage of EVs on the road from less than 1% to 14% in under five years.
However, one of the biggest hurdles of kickstarting mass EV adoption is providing these drivers with the infrastructure they need to hit the road with confidence — public EV charging stations.
That is why National Grid is launching their Massachusetts EV Charging Station Program — to make it easy for businesses to install this much needed amenity. With an initial goal of installing 600 level 2 charging stations and 80 DC fast stations, this program stands to significantly expand the availability of public charging infrastructure across the state.
How the program works
Any non-residential electric customer of National Grid in Massachusetts can apply for this program. If accepted, National Grid will rebate the entire cost of installation, as well as a percentage of the hardware cost based on your location—for both Level 2 and DC charging stations. What’s more, you can pair this rebate with the incentive from MassEVIP for even more savings!
See how the funding breaks down here:
With National Grid, you'll find considerable savings off the cost of upgrading your location with EV charging stations.
- All locations:
- Multi-unit dwelling/Public:
- Environmental Justice Communities*:
With National Grid and MassEVIP, you'll save even more—getting EV charging at your location for free.
Hardware + Installation
- All locations:
Network + Maintenance
- $200 per port for 5 years
- Municipalities: 3-10 stations
- Workplaces/MUDs: 5-10 stations
- Environmental Justice Communities*: any number of stations
There are many reasons why having EV charging at your location is a big advantage, and with CALeVIP, you can get your equipment for a fraction of the price. Here are just a few reasons:
Attract the right people
Whether you’re looking for new staff, guests, customers, or tenants—or to impress your existing ones—having EV chargers at your location is a great way to let them know that you are as innovative and eco-conscious as they are.
Be ahead of the curve
If you act now, you can cement your image as cutting edge, help stimulate the expansion of this much needed infrastructure, and save tons of money doing it.
Qualify for other tax incentives
Saving money on the hardware/installation is just the beginning. In many areas, having EV charging on your property qualifies you for even more lucrative tax incentives like rebates, write-offs, credits, and more. You’ll be saving green in every sense of the word.
Improve your surroundings
With charging stations at your site, you become an active member in the fight against air pollution by encouraging EV drivers and helping to reduce toxic tailpipe emissions.
Here is why EVBox is the right EV charging solution for you:
Get the most out of your rebate
EVBox offers award-winning design that is also cost-effective. With our Level 2 and DC charging stations, you get industry-leading innovation, reliability, and design—for less.
Our networked stations are equipped with Smart Charging features designed to make the most out of your available energy while keeping you from going over your grid capacity or requiring a panel upgrade.
With EVBox, you get peace-of-mind knowing that your stations can operate with your preferred network software, thanks to OCPP interoperability.
Work with the best
Our industry leading uptime (99.5%) and over 120,000+ ports installed worldwide means choosing EVBox is the smart choice.
This program is specifically designed to assist with the installation of EVSE at commercial and public properties in the National Grid Massachusetts service territory. If you are an active National Grid commercial electric customer, you can apply.
No. Your installation of an EV charger is only eligible for an incentive if it is purchased new. Resale material or material that is leased, rebuilt, refurbished, damaged, rented, received from insurance claims, received from a manufacturer warranty, or won as a prize does not qualify.
Yes. Your charging stations must be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi (hotspots are not sufficient) or a 4G network and National Grid must be able to confirm that the chargers are transmitting data.
Absolutely. And with EVBox charging stations, configuring your charging rates is a piece of cake.
Ready to see how much you'll save?
Commercial properties in Massachusetts can save thousands on new EVBox charging stations, but this money won't last forever. Speak with an EV charging expert and learn how you could save on EV charging today.Speak with an expert
All information sourced from National Grid. To learn more, visit the National Grid website.
*Environmental Justice Communities are defined as areas that meet two of the following criteria:
1) Block group whose annual median household income is equal to or less than 65 percent of the statewide median ($62,072 in 2010)
2) 25% or more of the residents identify as a race other than white
3) 25% or more of households have no one over the age of 14 who speaks English only or very well (English Isolation)