To promote environmental sustainability, North Shore Community College will be installing electric vehicle charging stations at both its Lynn and Danvers campuses. Work started in Lynn on July 17 and work in Danvers is scheduled to start in early August.
This project is funded by grants awarded by the MA Department of Environmental Protection’s Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP) and National Grid. NSCC is also contributing its own funds to fill in the gaps.
“This is work the college has been interested in and exploring for some time,” said Dr. William Heineman, NSCC President. “It is part of our strategic plan to be a good environmental citizen and we know the demand for EV charging stations is expected to rise exponentially over the next 10-20 years now that the average cost of an electric vehicle is comparable to a regular gas-powered vehicle.”
At the Lynn campus, charging capacity for up to four cars will be located across from the modular building in the Washington Street parking lot near the main entrance. In Danvers, the same four-car capacity will be installed in lot four in front of the Health Professions and Student Services Building.
The college is pleased to offer these resources to not only its students, staff and faculty but also to the public during the college’s operating hours. There will be a fee for the electricity, and a maximum charging timeline of 4 hours per station.
It is anticipated the stations will be operational by early fall 2023.