Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Deployment Support
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs must facilitate an intergovernmental coordinating council (Council) to develop and implement an EV charging station deployment plan for the creation of an equitable, interconnected, accessible, and reliable EV charging network. The deployment plan must:
- Comply with state emission reduction requirements;
- Meet existing EV and EV charging station deployment benchmarks;
- Facilitate ending the sale of non-zero emission vehicles by December 31, 2035; and,
- Advance the accessibility and affordability of EV charging stations.
The deployment plan must also assess:
- The present and future condition of transportation electrification;
- The number and type of EV charging stations needed on public and private property;
- Opportunities for EV charging stations in urban, suburban, rural, and low- and moderate-income areas;
- The distribution, transmission, and energy storage infrastructure and technology needed to support EV charging station deployment;
- Present and future costs of EV charging station deployment;
- Technological advancements in EV charging stations and related infrastructure;
- Maintenance strategies for EV charging stations;
- EV charging station installation recommendations and best practices for public and private sector officials; and,
- Policies, laws, and regulatory actions that may facilitate the deployment of charging stations and related infrastructure.
The Council must publish the deployment plan by August 11, 2023, and revise the plan biannually.
(Reference House Bill 5060, 2022)