City of Boston Expands EV Charging  - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  July 10, 2024

City of Boston Expands EV Charging 

The city of Boston will expand access to curbside EV charging and establish a public-private partnership that will help the city demonstrate a scalable model of deploying EV charging stations in the public right-of-way.

The city entered into a partnership with itselectric, a Brooklyn-based electric vehicle curbside charging company. 

"The current state of our world includes rapidly increasing technological advances and people transitioning to greener and cleaner energy. As a city, we need to adapt to these changes for our residents and planet," said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu in a statement. "I am grateful to our partners for helping us increase charging stations in our neighborhoods as we continue striving towards our goal of being the greenest city in the country."

The project is supported by Mayor Wu's office and the Boston Transportation Department, helping itselectric deploy hundreds of chargers over the next five years equitably. There is also the opportunity to deploy more chargers across the Boston area as utilization grows. 

itselectric's Level 2 charging posts eliminate the need for utility permitting, connection and coordination by connecting behind-the-meter to draw spare electrical supply from adjacent buildings. This allows them to be installed at zero cost to property owners or cities. itselectric also shares revenue earned at each charger with the property owners, bringing both clean transportation infrastructure and economic benefits to all communities. 

In addition, itselectric offers the only UL-certified detachable cable EV charger, reflecting the company's commitment to design that is bespoke for cities and its focus on safety.

Boston properties interested in itselectric's charging stations can sign up at Additionally, the city is collecting responses on the Suggest a Location survey located on

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