The Town of Dracut is excited to announce that it has added four charging stations at Town Hall and the Parker Library at 62 Arlington Street.
As sales of electric and hybrid vehicles continue to increase which in turn increases the demand for accessible charging stations. Electric Vehicles have no emissions, and many new models travel more than 200 miles without need to recharge. In April of 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new emissions standards. To meet this new standard, it is anticipated that by 2030 more than 50% of the new cars sold will be electric vehicles.
A generous grant from MassDEP via the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) has enabled us to install four new charging stations between the Town Hall and Parker Library. The Level 2 units will be accessible to the public using the ChargePoint app (available on Android and iOS) and generate no costs to the Town of Dracut.
The fee will be $0.32 per kWh.
Using ChargePoint’s cost estimator: a 2-hour charge will cost roughly $4, about $9 for a 4-hour charge, and $13 for 6-hour charge. These fees will help offset the cost of the electric supply and ongoing maintenance costs of the charging stations.
Next time you’re at the Library or attending a meeting at Town Hall check out the new chargers or plug in!