Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Requirements

Owners and operators of public EV charging stations that require payment must provide payment options that allow access by the public. In addition, payment should not require users to pay a subscription fee or obtain a membership of any kind; however, required fees may be conditional on such memberships. Owners and operators can impose reasonable restrictions on EV charging station use, such as limiting access to visitors of the business. In addition, owners and operators of public EV charging stations must provide the location, hours of operation, payment, and characteristics of each EV charging station to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center.

(Reference Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 25A, Section 16B-16E)

Jurisdiction: Massachusetts

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Jan 3, 2017

Technologies: EVs, PHEVs

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