Electric Vehicles

Mass. public power utility launches EV charging incentive program

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant in Massachusetts (WMLP), the Town of Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee and Sagewell on May 15 announced the launch of a new program for electric vehicle drivers that encourages EV drivers in Wellesley to charge their vehicles during overnight hours in exchange for an $8.00 credit on their electric bill each month.

In other municipalities, the “Bring Your Own Charger” (BYOC) incentive program has demonstrated the ability to shift over 90% of EV charging sessions to overnight hours, a news release related to the BYOC program said.

Wellesley is the fifth municipal electric department in Massachusetts to launch the BYOC program, joining Braintree Electric Light Department, Belmont Light, Concord Municipal Light Plant and Norwood Light.

Wellesley is among the leaders in Massachusetts for EV adoption with more than 270 registered EVs in a town with less than 28,000 residents.

Additional information about the BYOC program is available here.

Sagewell offers energy efficiency programs and consulting services to utilities and cities, while the Town of Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee develops and implements initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Wellesley's municipal, residential, commercial,  industrial and institutional sectors.