Electric vehicles/Transportation

Massachusetts electric vehicle rebates would be revived under climate bill

Date: August 6, 2019
A Massachusetts electric vehicle rebate program slated to end in September could get a new shot at life. The state House of Representatives last week unanimously passed a wide-reaching climate change bill, including an amendment that would allocate $30 million to the electric vehicle incentives.

Massachusetts Expands EV Rebates To Nonprofits, Business Fleets

Date: July 14, 2020

Massachusetts took a big step forward recently by include nonprofits and business fleets in the state’s electric vehicle incentives. The move hopes to maximize the environmental impact of the program during a time where the economy has slowed statewide vehicle sales. Along with those sales, progress toward the state’s carbon emissions goals has also slowed.

Advocates say Massachusetts needs to do more to promote electric vehicles

Date: January 13, 2020

A fresh round of funding for the state’s electric vehicle rebate program won’t be enough to reach emission goals. 

Environmental advocates are praising a new $54 million influx of funding for Massachusetts’ electric vehicle incentives but also say it should be just the beginning of a more targeted and ambitious plan to boost electric vehicle ownership in the state.

Groups push Boston-area transit agency to accelerate electric bus transition nate Wed, 01/08/2020 - 15:12

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority is testing five electric buses and says charging infrastructure is a barrier.

A coalition of environmental and civic groups is urging Massachusetts’ biggest public transit agency to speed its adoption of electric buses and prioritize the deployment of cleaner buses in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

“We just think the time is now and there is a huge urgency to making that commitment,” said Eleanor Fort, senior campaign manager at environmental justice group Green For All and a member of the coalition.

Limited Access To Chargers Keep Electric Vehicles Off Cape And Island Roads

Date: January 8, 2020

This story is the second of a two-part series on electric vehicles in Cape Cod and the Islands. Read part one here.

Cronig’s Market in Vineyard Haven is a lot like any other grocery store. Piles of vegetables, kids pulling on their moms’ arms, cashiers ringing out. 

But what makes this store different is what’s outside.