The City of Boston brought together property owners, EV industry experts, EV manufacturers, regulators, and electric utilities today to discuss how to best prepare for the emergence of electric vehicles. Among this issues discussed were permitting and site evaluation, building and electric code changes, electric vehicle behavior and use predictions and data, how electric vehicle charging infrastructure is part of a broader effort to develop “green garage” design standards, and time of use charging rates (will we ever see them?)
The City will unveil a 3 charging unit pilot in the near future. Meanwhile, Chevy Volts (purchased in Connecticut and New York) and Nissan Leafs have already been spotted on Boston’s streets.
The City and BRA will soon begin a process to identify the best strategy to roll out charging infrastructure across the City, and to help owners of private parking spaces make the best decisions about this new technology.