CHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC VEHICLE IN MEDWAY
Public EV charging stations installed at Town Hall, Library
For Immediate Release: Friday, February 22, 2019
MEDWAY – Looking for a place to charge your electric vehicle in Town? Look no further. The Town of Medway recently installed two brand new electric vehicle charging stations – one at the Town Hall (155 Village Street) and one at the Library (26 High Street).
The new Chargepoint charging stations are level II – which means the typical electric vehicle can get a full charge in two to four hours (just enough time to read a book, or two, at the Library or attend a meeting at Town Hall). Both charging stations are open to the public 24-7 and free to charge. Drivers can download the Chargepoint app to locate the stations and view their real-time availability.
The Town purchased the charging station equipment through the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Green Mobility Group Purchasing Program, from the awarded vendor, Verdek. By participating in the group Request for Quotes process off of a statewide contract, the Town was able to access a discount of 13 percent (over $1,000 saved per station). Both of the charging stations were primarily funded by the Department of Energy Resources through the Green Communities Competitive Grant Program. The installation costs were covered through the Town’s participation in Eversource’s Make-Ready Program, which allowed the Town to plan for additional charging station availability in the future.
These new charging stations are a part of the Town’s larger commitment to take sustainable action within its municipal fleet and provide support for residents interested in making the switch to an electric vehicle. Allison Potter, Assistant Town Administrator, stated, “The Town is very pleased to be offering the opportunity to our community to charge electrical vehicles at our municipal buildings. We’re optimistic the demand is there, creating the need to add more charging stations in the next couple of years.”
“We are excited to see Medway and the other municipalities participating in our program come together to pursue the installation of the necessary charging infrastructure to support adoption of electric vehicles across the Commonwealth. By taking a regional approach to procurement, municipalities can tap into economies of scale and shared knowledge of best practices to support electric vehicle adoption and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector,” Cammy Peterson, Director of Clean Energy at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.
To learn more about the charging stations, contact Medway Compliance Coordinator Stephanie Carlisle at email@example.com or 508-321-4871.
For more information on MAPC, visit www.mapc.org.