National Drive Electric Week - Somerville
|Day:||Thursday, September 18, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02145
Somerville’s Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Massachusetts’ Undersecretary for Environment Martin Suuberg and Commissioner David Cash from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection celebrated NDEW and Somerville’s commitment to becoming a net zero carbon city. Somerville will install 8 public EV charging stations and add 16 EVs to their fleet using MassDEP funding. Already at City Hall were several Smart Electric Drive city vehicles. The Mayor drove a Nissan Leaf and a smart electric.
MassDEP’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides incentives to Massachusetts public and private entities, including municipalities, state fleet, universities and colleges, and driver’s education schools, for the acquisition of electric vehicles and charging stations. MassDEP is still accepting applications under MassEVIP Phase 3 until the remaining $1.4 million in available funding is expended.
photo by: Courtesy of MA Dept of Environmental Protection
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone entering the Nissan Leaf as the driver along with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash as a passenger. In the background: * Sue Kaplan, MA Department of Energy Resources * Watcon Collins, Northeast Utilities, driving his BMW i3 for state officials to take on their 3 city tour * Linda Benevides, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental >Affairs * Sejal Shah, MA Department of Environmental Protection
us to celebrate with Mayor Curtatone and Somerville’s Sustainability
and Environment Office their commitment to install 8 charging stations
and purchase 16 plug-in and electric vehicles for the municipal fleet
funded in part by a Massachusetts incentive program (http://www.mass.gov/eea/
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