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 Policy Order Resolution
  O-6
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  April 29, 2013
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY

WHEREAS: The State of Massachusetts has unveiled a new $2.5 million program aimed at providing grants to municipal fleets that are purchasing electric or plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles, as well as to support the installation of electric vehicle charging stations; and
     
WHEREAS:

The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) will be administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and will offer grants up to $7,500 per electric vehicle and up to $15,000 per publicly accessible electric vehicle charging station; and 

        
WHEREAS:

Over the lifetime of an electric vehicle, the owner can reduce fuel consumption by more than 6,000 gallons of gasoline, reduce fuel costs by thousands of dollars, and cut reliance on foreign oil; and 

      
WHEREAS:

This incentive program is intended to increase the use of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles that will provide significant air pollution emission reductions; and 

    
WHEREAS:

This program will support the state's aggressive emission reduction goals set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050; now therefore be it 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with all relative departments to apply to the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) for grants that will fund publicly accessible electric vehicle charging stations; electric vehicles; and hybrid vehicles, (application due date is June 30, 2013); and be it further 

      

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council regarding this request.

    

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