Phyllis Theermann

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee have launched a new program for electric vehicle (EV) drivers called Bring Your Own Charger® (BYOC). BYOC encourages drivers to charge their vehicles overnight in exchange for an $8.00 credit on their electric bill each month—the equivalent of  3,000 miles of free driving per year!

Wellesley is one of the top cities in the state for EV adoption. Driving electric helps keep our air clean and lowers carbon emissions, a town-wide goal. This program takes that one step further, encouraging owners to shift to overnight hour charging (10pm to 12pm Monday – Friday and anytime on the weekends). Doing so will:

  • Help keep town-wide electric rates low

  • Offer EV owners $8 monthly credit = 3,000 miles of free driving a year
  • Pull from the cleanest, lowest emitting non peak hour energy
  • Indirectly minimize carbon pollution
  • Extend EV battery life

To join now, visit https://www.bringyourowncharger.com/wellesley
Then simply  program your vehicle to charge between the hours of 10pm and noon Monday to Friday or anytime on the weekend, and upload a photo of the schedule.

To learn more about this program visit www.wellesleyma.gov/byoc or contact the Town’s partner, Sagewell at 781-303-4994 or ev@sagewell.com with any questions.

Is there a transportation revolution in Wellesley?  Last year Plug-in car sales increased by 58% bringing the total number to more than 200 cars.  Plug-in cars include Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV).

Did you know:

  1. Transportation is responsible for ~43% of Wellesley’s greenhouse gas emission

  2. Each Plug-in car is capable of reducing emissions comparable to a residential solar installation

  3. There are already 24 different model plug-in cars owned by Wellesley residents

Did you ever wonder:

  1. How do Electric vehicle costs compare to gasoline vehicles

  2. How long will the battery last

  3. Is an electric vehicle practical as a family car

Do 200 cars qualify as a revolution?  Time will tell… Today’s questions is, will your next car be powered by electricity?  With 5 years and more than 60k miles of electric vehicle experience Scott Bender would like to help you find the answer.  Ask questions, share your story or enjoy a test ride of a Chevy Volt or Tesla Model 3. Contact Scott