Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Over 40 percent of the Commonwealth’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. 

Massachusetts has taken a significant step in addressing climate change by adopting a greenhouse gas emissions target to reach net zero by 2050. This goal was formally established through the passing of An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind in 2022.   

Municipalities have a crucial part to play in attaining this goal. They can contribute to emission reductions by transitioning their vehicle fleets from conventional vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) and supporting the establishment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (EVSE) to foster widespread adoption of EVs. MAPC's electric vehicle work focuses on connecting municipalities to opportunities, resources, and support necessary to effectively navigate and implement these sustainable changes.

MAPC’s Regional Electric Vehicle Strategy Group

Over the past several years, MAPC has been hosting bi-monthly Regional EV Strategy Calls to provide a space to generate creative multi-community solutions to the opportunities and challenges posed by increasing adoption of EVs across the Greater Boston region. For each call, MAPC focuses on sharing short and informative presentations from participating communities and inviting guest speakers from other states to share their expertise depending on the topic area. 

The group has held conversations relating to on-street neighborhood charging, school bus electrification, state and local planning for community-based charging infrastructure, charging at multi-unit dwellings, and electrified personal mobility (e.g., e-bikes, e-scooters, mopeds).

For more information, please contact: Alison Felix (

Electric School Buses

Turn-Key Electric School Bus Service Resources

Template Request for Proposals and Guidance Document for the Procurement of a Turn-Key Electric School Bus Service.
MAPC has developed a template request for proposals (RFP) and Guidance Document for the procurement of a turn-key electric school bus service. Both the template RFP, which complies with MGL c. 30B, and the accompanying Guidance Document are intended to serve as a starting point for municipalities and school districts in developing their own RFPs. MAPC has also developed an accompanying Additional Resources when Developing a Solicitation for a Turn-Key Electric School Bus Service which provides information about grants, incentives, and programs that are available for municipalities and school districts.

Template RFP for procurement of a Turn-Key Electric School Bus Service

Guidance Document to Develop a Solicitation for a Turn-Key Electric School Bus Service

Additional Resources when Developing a Solicitation for a Turn-Key Electric School Bus Service

Clean School Bus Program Opportunity

Application Deadline: August 22, 2023
Under the 2023 Clean School Bus Grant Program*, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in competitive grant funding to eligible applicants nationwide to procure electric school buses and charging infrastructure. More Information

*This is the first grant funding opportunity through the multi-year funding program and follows the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebate Program.

Technical Assistance Programs

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) offers fleet electrification planning support for nonprofit fleet managers and school bus electrification planning. 

MassCEC Mass Fleet Advisor

  • Services include site assessment, total cost of ownership analysis, vehicle market inventory analysis, charging analysis, and next step recommendations. 
  • Focuses on medium-duty and heavy-duty fleet assets (Class 2b and up). 

MassCEC School Bus Advisory Services  

  • Services include EV and charging analyses, financial modeling, assistance navigating funding opportunities, and providing procurement educational materials.  
Eversource and National Grid

Purchasing Resources

Vehicles and Infrastructure

MAPC - Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

MAPC’s Collective Purchasing Department facilitates the acquisition of vehicles for municipalities. Member municipalities of the Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC) have the opportunity to purchase police cruisers, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, and public works construction equipment without the burden of expenses, delays, and complexities associated with the procurement process. Through this program, MAPC provides support to member communities, including managing the bidding process, overseeing contracts, and addressing any purchase-related issues that may arise. To ensure your municipality is a member of the GBPC visit this page. You can access the GBPC membership form here.  

The GBPC program contracts include a range of electric and hybrid vehicles. You can access a comprehensive list of the available electric and hybrid vehicles here.

These vehicles include popular models such as the F-150 Lightning, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chrysler Pacifica, and the FireFly ESV.  

For additional information and to work with MAPC to procure vehicles through the GBPC contract, please visit MAPC’s Collective Purchasing webpage.  

Operational Services Division

Grant and Rebate Opportunities


MassEVIP Fleets

  • Rolling grant for municipalities, state agencies, and public higher education campuses; up to 25 vehicles per entity. 
  • PHEVs and BEVs with a purchase price $60,000 or less and gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less. 
  • Rebates of up to $7,500 for public fleet BEVs and $5,000 for PHEVs. 

MOR-EV Trucks

  • Post-purchase rebate for individuals, corporations, and public entities.  
  • BEVs with a sales price over $50,000 and gross vehicle weight over 8,500 pounds. 
  • Rebate amounts vary by vehicle weight. 
  • 10% rebate adder for vehicles operating in Environmental Justice Communities.  
Charging Infrastructure
Green Communities Grant Program


MassDOT Vehicle Census Dashboard

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has developed an interactive online Massachusetts Vehicle Census dashboard. The dashboard compiles data about vehicles registered in Massachusetts, including whether they run on fossil fuels, electricity, or are hybrid. Data also include estimates of vehicle miles traveled and average mileage, broken down by municipality. The Vehicle Census dashboard is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand the key factors that influence vehicle ownership patterns and miles driven and will help public agencies and communities in their efforts to build a more efficient and sustainable transportation system in the Commonwealth. View the dashboard here 

MA Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group | Policy Brief
EV Charging Station Site Suitability Analysis | City of Beverly
Supporting Materials