Electric Vehicles are Part of the ‘Road to Decarbonization’ in Massachusetts

Posted by Dalkia Solutions on Nov 17, 2021 1:16:27 PM

In December, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released his “Massachusetts 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap” with several measures to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

One of the major aspects of this plan requires all new cars sold in the state to be electric by 2035. As an energy efficiency company with our U.S. headquarters in Beverly, Massachusetts, we applaud this effort to lower the state’s carbon footprint and we can help your facility stay ahead of the curve in the adoption of electric vehicles (EV).

Reducing the carbon footprint

The goal of the Governor Baker’s report is to put the state on a path to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. There are various ways to accomplish this ambitious task, but the main focus is on passenger vehicles.

According to the report, light-duty passenger vehicles are responsible for about 27% of statewide emissions. In order to reach the governor’s ambitious goal, this number needs to be reduced to nearly zero.

A widespread switch to electric vehicles will do more than lower emissions and help the environment. The report estimates that nearly $295 million in total health benefits will be saved in the transition and nearly 4,000 jobs will be created to support EV charging infrastructure.

Change is coming and planning ahead will help

In their 2018 global outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said EV batteries were becoming more and more affordable, which led to record sales in 2017. That increasing trend isn’t expected to slow down any time soon. According to the IEA, there could be 125 million electric vehicles on roads across the world by the year 2030.

Over the next five years alone, EV sales are expected to quadruple in Europe and double in the United States. But the change won’t be cheap—an estimated $110–$180 billion needs to be invested by 2030 to satisfy the demand for EV charging stations.

Simply put, on-site charging must become an industry standard for buildings in that time frame. Planning for your facility now can help prevent additional work down the road.

Our EV services

One of the current issues with EV adoption is that private chargers continue to outnumber the publicly accessible infrastructure. This means the demand already exists and our team can help your facility stay ahead of the curve.

We manage nationwide rollouts of EV chargers using our team of tariff analysts, incentive experts, electricians and engineers. We can also assist with incentive management to help you maximize the profit of your new equipment.

EV charging station adoption will improve your facility in a variety of ways, including:

  • Boosting customer traffic
  • Producing revenue
  • Keeping customers at your business longer
  • Attracting new customers

As we head down the road to decarbonization, we can help you prepare for the future. If you’re interested in adding EV charging stations on your property, contact us today.

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