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BOSTON and LOS ANGELES – To promote the increased use of electric vehicles, Eversource Energy and Envoy Technologies have entered into a five-year agreement to increase the availability of EVs and charging stations in the energy company’s Massachusetts service territory. The Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies will couple car-sharing opportunities with convenient charging stations at apartment buildings across the commonwealth.

“In Massachusetts and across the country, there are far fewer charging station installations in multi-unit dwellings compared to single-family homes,” said Eversource Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Penni Conner. “By combining Envoy’s car-sharing solution with our initiative to build out the local electrical infrastructure to support conveniently located charging stations, we’re helping to make electric vehicles more accessible to a greater number of our customers.”

Based in California, Envoy provides a turnkey, community-based EV car-sharing offering and the infrastructure to support it. The full solution includes a user-facing mobile app, a variety of EVs and charging stations – primarily to multi-unit dwellings, hotels and office spaces – to enable shared EVs on demand. Envoy has installed over 30 locations throughout California and was recently named as a major participant in Sacramento's Green City initiative, a $44M deployment of EVs and EV infrastructure in Sacramento.

“Our collaboration with Eversource will further improve Massachusetts’ budding EV infrastructure and bring mobility to underserved communities,” said Envoy founders Aric Ohana and Ori Sagie. “Our collaboration with Eversource continues a long line of sustainable mobility strategies in the commonwealth. We look forward to equitably improving the EV ecosystem in the Northeast and beyond.”

Interested Massachusetts property owners can contact Envoy about providing this car-sharing amenity for their tenants, while simultaneously taking advantage of the Eversource program to upgrade its infrastructure to support additional charging stations.

Eversource is collaborating to solve for the future energy needs of Massachusetts by helping to expand the availability of public electric vehicle charging stations. Over the next five years, the energy company is committing $45 million to support the installation of new level 2 and DC fast-charging sites across the commonwealth. When complete, this will be one of the largest deployments of EV charging infrastructure in the country. To find out more information about how to participate in the program, please email evmakeready@eversource.com.


About Eversource
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity, natural gas and water to 1.7 million customers throughout Massachusetts.  This includes approximately 1.4 million electric customers in 140 communities, 300,000 gas customers in 51 communities, and 19,500 water customers in five communities. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, 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.

About Envoy Technologies
Envoy Technologies is a Culver City-based provider of turnkey electric vehicle car-sharing services, offering vehicles where people live, work and stay (i.e. apartments, student housing, office campuses, co-working spaces, hotels). Envoy equips real estate owners and operators with a new and innovative way to enhance the lifestyle of their tenants, members and guests by providing mobility as an amenity. Learn more at www.envoythere.com.

CONTACTS:

Eversource:
Mike Durand                                                                                     
508-441-5831
michael.durand@eversource.com

Reid Lamberty
617-424-2108
reid.lamberty@eversource.com

Envoy:
Antenna Group for Envoy
Sean Lenehan
415-977-1918
envoy@antennagroup.com