Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Transportation contributes the largest proportion of our states' greenhouse gas footprint. We're committed to promoting electric vehicle adoption to help New England reach significant carbon reduction goals over the next few decades.

We're committed to working with partners, investing in local grid upgrades to support additional electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and educating customers to support the adoption of EVs.

Our Strategy

Our customers are increasingly considering EVs as an efficient and more environmentally responsible choice. We're working to create opportunities by:  

  • Collaborating with government and industry leaders to accelerate the rollout of charging infrastructure 
  • Investing in research and programs to help make EV technology a viable option
  • Partnering with municipalities and businesses to research charging station installation requirements, driver charging habits and future needs
  • Providing information to our customers considering a switch to an electric vehicle
  • Working with communities to gather valuable feedback about challenges of EV infrastructure programs

Enabling long-distance EV travel

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We are proud to partner with more than 50 of the nation's leading utility companies in the Electric Highway Coalition, which will enable EV drivers to travel across much of the country.

Each utility will provide EV charging solutions within its service territory, connecting major highway systems across the country. Charging stations will provide universal DC fast chargers capable of getting drivers back on the road in approximately 20-30 minutes, and NEHC has committed to implementing the chargers by the end of 2023. 

Driving Each State into the Future

Connecticut

An expansive nine-year EV program was approved in 2021, offering rebates for eligible charging stations and the associated installation at homes, businesses, and public spaces.

We will also be managing a program to address peak demands of at home EV chargers. The program supports the state’s transportation electrification goals and provides incentives for EV charging in a range of residential, commercial and publicly accessible locations, including underserved communities.

Massachusetts

We installed charging stations at more than 400 customer sites through the end of 2021 and built out a $55 million allocation with 3,500 public EV charging ports.

Through this work, we maintained a strong focus on supporting equity, with 19% of EV charging sites installed in environmental justice communities, exceeding our goal of 10%.

We partnered with the City of Boston, E4TheFuture and Nuestra Comunidad to bring charging stations and the Good2Go car sharing program to Bartlett Station in Roxbury, Massachusetts, offering equitable clean transportation options to this neighborhood. We also worked with our regulators in 2021 to seek approval for expanding this program.

AstraZenica's EV charging upgrade

As part of an ambitious goal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its sites and fleets by 2025, AstraZeneca partnered with Eversource and the state of Massachusetts to upgrade its facilities in the Boston area to expand employee access to EV charging stations.

The global biopharmaceutical company’s massive new 250-port EV charging hub, located in Waltham, Massachusetts, is the largest of its kind on the East Coast.

New Hampshire

We continue to advocate for EV infrastructure in New Hampshire, and have proposed a Make Ready plan that would support electrification of the state’s main travel corridors. That proposal is currently awaiting decision with the Public Utility Commission.

Our 2021 Sustainability Strategy

Jump to highlights from other key sustainability focus areas, or download our 2021 Sustainability Report to explore all our data from 2021 and our plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

See the report and other focus areas