Partnership Furthers Commonwealth’s Goal of Reducing Transportation-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions
BOSTON, September 18, 2019 - Demonstrating their commitment to helping communities throughout Massachusetts reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Eversource, New England’s largest energy provider, and Greenspot, an award-winning New Jersey-based electric transportation startup, are helping municipalities and businesses lower their carbon footprint by installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and facilitating the integration of electric mobility (e-Mobility) services, such as ride-sharing, offered by third-party service providers.
This partnership extends the reach of Eversource’s EV charging station initiative, which helps municipalities and businesses install EV charging stations by covering all electrical infrastructure costs and managing the process from start to finish. Participating municipalities and businesses are generally responsible for purchasing and installing the charging equipment. However, for various strategically located sites in Brookline and Newton, Greenspot has reached agreements with the municipalities to purchase, install, operate and maintain the charging stations and facilitate the integration of e-Mobility solutions. This program is helping provide EV charging access to these communities at no cost to the municipality.
“In Massachusetts, more than 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector. We are actively working with municipalities and companies across the commonwealth to address this issue by installing more EV charging stations and connecting them to money-saving solutions, like Greenspot,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “This partnership allows us to provide customers with a no-cost, turnkey solution and increase charging access. With the added convenience and access, we hope more motorists will make the switch or utilize the EV car-sharing service.”
In the City of Newton, Eversource and Greenspot have worked together to install two dual-port stations in both the Richardson (Newtonville) and Lexington (Auburndale) municipal lots that will be online later this month. The companies are also working together to bring charging stations to the Pleasant Street municipal lot in conjunction with a solar canopy project also supported by Eversource.
In the Town of Brookline, the companies are installing two dual-port charging stations in five locations along the Beacon Street corridor, totaling 20 spots. Half of the spots are expected to be reserved for Greenspot’s EV car-sharing service, which allows motorists to rent an EV for the day.
All charging stations and car sharing services will be available for public use.
“With the rapid expansion of EVs, new charging infrastructure and more sustainable transit solutions are needed. At Greenspot, we hope to facilitate this mobility revolution by developing infrastructure and promoting a transition toward a more environmentally-sound e-Mobility solution that reduces carbon emissions while
simultaneously streamlining daily commutes,” said Greenspot Chief Operating Officer Michael Mazur. “We’re fortunate to work with industry leaders, like Eversource, to accomplish this mission, and proud to provide EV solutions to Newton and Brookline, where so many residents have already begun the transition away from fossil fuels.”
For more information on Eversource’s EV charging station program, please visit www.eversource.com, and to learn more about Greenspot, please visit www.joingreenspot.com.
About Eversource’s Electrical Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Program
To help Massachusetts achieve its goal of having 300,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025, Eversource has committed to install nearly 3,500 individual EV ports up to 400 locations across Massachusetts by 2020, 10 percent of those in environmental justice communities. Eversource expects the program to lead to one of the largest networks of charging stations in the country.
For more information on Eversource’s EV charging station program, please visit www.eversource.com
Eversource (NYSE: ES), the #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmits and delivers electricity, natural gas and water to 1.8 million customers throughout Massachusetts. This includes approximately 1.5 million electric customers in 139 communities, nearly 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities, and 19,800 water customers in five communities. Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceMA) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceMA). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.
Greenspot is a Jersey City-based e-Mobility startup specializing in the development, deployment, and management of strategically located electric vehicle charging station services. By the end of 2020, Greenspot anticipates operating nearly 2,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging ports in the public right-of-way and partnering with with various e-Mobility service providers including micro-mobility and electric vehicle sharing service providers. Greenspot is a certified NYSERDA ChargeReady provider, a New Jersey Green Business, and a CleanFuelsOhio vendor. Greenspot is the recipient of the 2018 NJ Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its home state. Greenspot participates in numerous national research projects and maintains dozens of research partnerships to support safer streets and cleaner neighborhoods.