National Grid and Electric Vehicles
We are committed to supporting clean, efficient transportation options for our customers. One way we are showing this commitment is by adding electric vehicles (EVs) to our fleet and building an EV charging infrastructure.
At National Grid, we are investing in the future of clean mobility in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York through EVs and other zero-emissions vehicles. Unlike conventional vehicles, which are fueled by gasoline or diesel, EVs operate on electricity through rechargeable batteries. EVs are typically cleaner and more efficient than conventional vehicles, producing few or no emissions.
Powering Mobility Through Electric Vehicles
We are investing in clean transportation by adding EVs to our fleet and through the buildout of an EV charging infrastructure. To date, we have supported EV adoption by:
- Installing and managing 150+ publicly accessible EV charging stations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York, with the goal of demonstrating the next generation of faster-charging stations
- Committing at least 5% of our annual fleet acquisition budget to purchasing plug-in EVs and technologies through a collaboration with the White House and Edison Electric Institute
- Providing employees access to workplace charging stations and hosting EV “ride and drive” events
- Implementing a Voluntary Time-of-Use Rate (SC-1 VTOU) by offering customers a reduced rate to charge their EVs during off-peak hours (11 pm to 7 am)
We also submitted a three-year EV pilot, currently pending, to the state of Massachusetts that will:
- Increase the number of charging ports in our service areas
- Boost EV adoption rates through various awareness campaigns
- Pay close attention to how the new load impacts the distribution network
To learn more about EVs, including the different types, we encourage you to visit our EV Frequently Asked Questions page.