Massachusetts Secures $4M For Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The State of Massachusetts has provided an extra $4 million to expand its electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
According to U.S. News, the money comes from the state’s share of the 2017 Volkswagen diesel emissions court settlement.
"Of the $4 million, $1.5 million will fund fast-charging stations, $1.5 million will be spent on public-access charging stations, and $1 million will go to workplace and fleets charging station infrastructure, according to state officials.”
Governor Charlie Baker said that apart from cutting carbon emissions, the EV charging program will secure economic development opportunities and boost the growth of innovative clean energy jobs.
Together with other state incentives such as workplace charging and fleet vehicle electrification, this program should push Massachusetts towards its goal of having 300,000 EVs on the road by 2025.
Now, that’s settlement money well spent.
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