Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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In 2011 BU announced the addition of two electric vehicle charging stations on the Medical Campus. Transportation Solutions for Commuters (TranSComm) was selected as the recipient of a federal grant that providing them with two charging stations capable of charging two cars each. The stations were installed on the first floor of the 710 Albany Street Garage and became operational on February 16.

Given demand, additional stations were added at this location and at the 610 Albany Street Garage.

Jim Hunt, Chief of Environmental and Energy Services for the City of Boston; Mark Sylvia, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; Bill Gasper, President of TranSCom, and Scott Miller, Regional Director, Coulomb Technologies

Jim Hunt, Chief of Environmental and Energy Services for the City of Boston; Mark Sylvia, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; Bill Gasper, President of TranSCom, and Scott Miller, Regional Director, Coulomb Technologies

The city’s commitment to being a “Green Community” was evident at the ribbon cutting ceremony which was attended by Jim Hunt, Chief of Environmental and Energy Services for the City of Boston; Mark Sylvia, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources; Bill Gasper, President of TranSComm; and Scott Miller, Regional Director, Coulomb Technologies.  Four of the leading electric vehicles on the market today,  the Toyota Prius Plug-inChevrolet VoltNissan Leaf, and BMW ActiveE, were brought in to demonstrate how the stations worked.

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As part of the grant, users were able to charge their vehicles for free for the first two years, and only have to pay the hourly parking rate while their car is occupying the charging spot in the garage. The charging stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies and installed by Voltrek, are part of the vast Charge Point Network which allows users to find and reserve charging stations using a mobile application almost anywhere in the nation.

Toyota Prius Plug-in (image courtesy of Toyota)

Chevrolet Volt (image courtesy of Chevrolet)

Toyota Prius Plug-in (image courtesy of Toyota)

Toyota Prius Plug-in (image courtesy of Toyota)

BMW ActiveE (image courtesy of Gina Orlando)

BMW ActiveE

Nissan Leaf (image courtesy of Nissan)

Nissan Leaf (image courtesy of Nissan)

 


For a comprehensive listing of the electric vehicles on the market, visit Plug In America.

New York Times Article: How Green are Electric Cars? Depends on Where You Plug it In

Climate Central Article: Hybrids Better for Climate than Leaf, Tesla in Most States