MAPC Issues Request for Information on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment

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MAPC Issues RFI on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment

Massachusetts is a leader in electrifying light-duty vehicles, offering a rebate of up to $2,500 for electric vehicles. This rebate has been used to purchase over 22,000 EVs in Massachusetts as of August 2021.

To help meet the need to charge these vehicles in public places, MAPC is conducting research on companies that can deploy public electric vehicle charging equipment—otherwise known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)—at low- or no-cost to the municipalities in the region.

On Tuesday, November 30, MAPC issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking responses from companies that could work with multiple municipalities in the Greater Boston region to create a consistent regional network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The cost of installing and operating electric vehicle supply equipment has proven too expensive for many municipalities in our region, so MAPC is interested in learning more about EVSE ownership structures that could significantly reduce the cost burden on cities, towns, and other site hosts. Specifically, MAPC wants to learn more about models in which cities and towns could lease parking spaces to EVSE companies at no or low-charge, and EVSE companies would cover the costs of installation, operation, and maintenance.

Responders do not need to submit detailed proposals in response to the RFI, but should instead focus on providing detailed answers to the questions posed. The purpose of this RFI is for information-gathering purposes only; MAPC will not select a vendor for EVSE deployment in the region based on responses to this RFI. No contracts will result from this RFI.

Important Dates:

  • December 8, 2021: Questions due at 5 p.m. EDT
  • December 22, 2021: Responses due at 5 p.m. EDT