BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A diverse group of companies and higher education institutions from across Massachusetts have been recognized for steps they have taken to expand the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in their communities and across the state.
The Third Annual MassEVolves Recognition Ceremony was held on November 18, 2020, highlighting Massachusetts leaders in EV adoption. The virtual event was co-hosted by Recharge America, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Videos from the event are accessible at massevolves.org/2020-recognition-event.
"The work you are all doing is critical to the future of the Commonwealth and critical to us making this important transition" to the state's goal of reaching zero net emissions by 2050, EEA Secretary Kathleen Theoharides said in thanking the participants. "A key piece of bending our emissions curve" will be electric vehicles, she said.
To receive recognition, MassEVolves participants create and execute an EV Action Plan that outlines steps they are taking to help Massachusetts residents gain greater access to electric vehicles, which may include installing EV chargers, holding educational events, and more.
The participants recognized for the 2020 MassEVolves program are based in communities across Massachusetts. In alphabetical order, they are:
- Analog Devices
- Bard College at Simon's Rock
- Boston University
- Braintree Electric Light Department
- Bristol Community College
- EMD Serono Research
- Energy New England
- Hampshire College
- Holyoke Community College
- Millipore Sigma
- Tufts University
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
- University of Massachusetts Boston
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Worcester State University
"We congratulate each of our 2020 MassEVolves Honorees for the work they've done and the commitments they've made toward the adoption of electric vehicles in Massachusetts," said Kirk Brown, CEO of Recharge America. "The initiatives undertaken by MassEVolves participants will benefit their employees, customers, and all residents of the Commonwealth for the years and decades to come."
Increasing the number of electric vehicles in Massachusetts is expected to revitalize local economies in Massachusetts and across the country. Recharge America has shown that EVs can deliver over $1,000 per year per vehicle in local economic development benefit to communities where they reside.
About MassEVolves: MassEVolves is a statewide initiative conducted by Recharge America in partnership with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Environmental Protection. More information about the MassEVolves program is at massevolves.org.
About Recharge America: Recharge America is a national nonprofit that recognizes leadership action and mobilizes communities in support of electric vehicles (EVs.) We envision a country that embraces clean transportation for all of us to help ignite community-based innovation and expand economic opportunity. To learn more, visit Recharge-America.org.
SOURCE Recharge America
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