Brookline Invites Public to Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New EV Charging Stations

The Town of Brookline in Massachusetts is set to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of seven new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The event, organized by the Department of Public Works (DPW), aims to promote the use of electric vehicles and support the town’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Taking place at the Kent/Webster Place parking lot in Brookline Village, near the intersection of Harvard Street and Webster Place, the ceremony is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with the ribbon-cutting set for 3:15 p.m.

The new charging stations are part of Brookline’s first large-scale EV charging project, completed in collaboration with EV charging solutions company Greenspot and Evensource. With the installation of these stations, Brookline takes a significant step towards achieving its climate goals.

Town officials emphasize the importance of accessible charging infrastructure in encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles. “Accessible EV charging stations are an important step in moving towards Brookline’s climate goals,” said Erin Chute, commissioner of the DPW. Chas Cary, the town administrator, will also deliver remarks during the ceremony.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony provides an opportunity for the community, especially EV owners, to come together and celebrate the progress made towards sustainable transportation. Residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles and the town’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

Definitions:

– Electric vehicle (EV): A vehicle that operates on one or more electric motors and uses energy stored in rechargeable batteries.
– Department of Public Works (DPW): A government agency responsible for overseeing various aspects of public infrastructure, including transportation and utilities.

Sources:
– Town of Brookline
– Greenspot
– Evensource