Sustainable Transportation

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are an important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. While the Town supports active and sustainable modes of transportation, like walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation, many people still choose to drive in Lexington. Driving electric vehicles instead of vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE), which run on fossil fuels can drastically reduce the carbon footprint of passenger vehicle trips.

Public EV Charging Stations

To accommodate EV drivers who do not have access to charging at home and those visiting our community, the Town offers public charging stations throughout our Town center. 

The Town of Lexington has 13 available EV charging stations throughout the public parking lots along Massachusets Ave. 

The established stations are ChargePoint, and as of March 29th, 2021 cost $0.30/kWh  ($1.80/hr) and $0.50/hr for parking. Fees will be collected through the charging unit or app.

To find alternative stations throughout the region and beyond check PlugShare

ev parked at station

Why drive electric?

Transportation contributes to Lexington's greenhouse gas emissions, which dirties our air and contributes to climate change. Electric vehicles reduce emissions, save you money, and are fun to drive.

Reduce emissions - by driving electric today!

Save Money - With an equivalent fuel economy of 100+ mpg, you'll save 50-70% on fuel costs depending on where and when you charge. Massachusetts residents are eligible for up to $7,500 in tax incentives on the purchase of a new EV. 

Enjoy the ride - With dozens of electric vehicle models on the market, there are options for everyone. All models can charge fully overnight and travel a distance of 100-300+ miles per charge. With charging stations across the country, there's nowhere you can't go in your EV.

How to Switch?

Making the switch to an electric vehicle may feel like a big change, but we're here to help with three easy steps. 

Compare options and test drive - There are many options for battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Green Energy Consumers Alliance provides model and cost comparison of electric vehicle models available in Massachusetts and can schedule test drives for you with dealers in the area.

Take advantage of discounts and incentives - Green Energy Consumers Alliance also provides discounts for Massachusetts residents. Electric vehicle owners can also save up to $7,500 through federal tax incentives.

Charge smart and save - When and how you charge your vehicle can make a big impact on the emissions, local electricity demand, and the price you pay for electricity. 

Latest Transportation News:

  • Lexington Facilities Department is now using 2 electric vehicles, Nissan Leafs (or maybe Leaves).
  • The Town is continuing to install electric vehicle charging stations
  • Bike Walk 'n Bus Week will be a whole month this year! Check back - we're currently in the planning stage!