Recharge Massachusetts

Recharge Massachusetts proudly supports our participants in their electrification efforts. Organizations across the Commonwealth will gather on October 9, 2024 at Boston University for the third annual recognition ceremony at our second annual symposium. We will continue to highlight businesses and organizations working toward an electrified transportation future.

Participant Recognition

2024 Recharge Massachusetts Symposium | October 9, 2024

electric fleet and vehicles with Massachusetts Symposium Save the Date information

Join us for our Annual Symposium at the Ladd Room, Boston University.

This year’s theme is Envisioning an Equitable EV Transition for Massachusetts.

We look forward to exploring these topics with you and building a plan for the future of electrification in Massachusetts.


2023 Recharge Massachusetts Symposium | April 12, 2023

Flyer for the Recharge America Symposium 2023 in Massachusetts entitled Recharge Massachusetts Symposium, Exploring EV Innovation, Access and Opportunity.

The program is centered around Elevating the Doers – meaning that it will be led by the changemaking voices of private and public business, organizations, institutions, and communities who are leading the charge in innovating, solving, and implementing the transportation electrification transition.

In addition to recognizing and celebrating progress made by Recharge Massachusetts participants, the symposium will take attendees through key technological advances, planning frameworks to ensure equal access to adoption, and spotlight the opportunities created in both workforce and economic development throughout the state.

Massachusetts is making significant progress in transportation electrification and this progress is tightly linked with the broader energy transition. Demand management strategies, renewable energy sources, energy storage and supportive policies are essential elements of the infrastructure change needed to support electric vehicle adoption. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore how transportation electrification and renewable energy reinforce each other in securing equitable economic prospects for everyone in Massachusetts.

2021 Annual Recognition Ceremony | November 17, 2021

RMA Recognition Ceremony Recording

  • Listen to updates from state leaders on the work Massachusetts is doing to meet its clean air goals
  • Learn from other program participants about their steps to boost EV adoption in Massachusetts
  • Hear updates from state leaders on work Massachusetts is doing to ensure no one is left behind as the EV revolution unfolds

Economic Benefits of EVs in Massachusetts

Electric vehicles offer a range of benefits to their owners and the communities that house them. Unfortunately, many of these benefits are unfamiliar to most, and some can be difficult to quantify. As electric vehicles increasingly become the mainstream option for drivers, a full accounting of the economic opportunity afforded by the transition will be important to track.

Following is an overview of how to begin thinking about those benefits and their value for communities in Massachusetts.

Annual Benefit Per Car

Maintenance Savings
$ 500
Fuel Savings
$ 1100
Air Pollution-related Health
$ 450
Annual Total
$ 2000 +

More Information

Appendix A: Relevant Studies

Garberson Andrew. 2024. A study of EV driving ranges by state finds an overlooked stat. Recurrent.

Zachary Needell, WeiWei, Jessika E.Trancik. 2023. Strategies for beneficial electric vehicle charging to reduce peak electricity demand and store solar energy. Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sharma Anjali, Shiwang Jinyu, Lee Anna and Peng Wei. 2023. Equity implications of electric vehicles: A systematic review on the spatial distribution of emissions, air pollution and health impacts. Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, School of International Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University.

Haghania Milad, Spreib Frances, Kazemzadehb Khashayar, Shahhoseinic Zahra, Aghaeid Jamshid. 2023. Trends in electric vehicles research. Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales; Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Transport for NSW, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University.

International Energy Agency. 2023. Global EV Outlook 2023.

Davis Stacy C., Boundy Robert G. 2022. Transportation Energy Data Book. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Romero-Lankao Patricia, Wilson Alana and Zimny-Schmitt Daniel. 2022. Inequality and the future of electric mobility in 36 U.S. Cities: An innovative methodology and comparative assessment. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Naumov Sergey, Keith David R., Sterman John D. 2022. Accelerating vehicle fleet turnover to achieve sustainable mobility goals. MIT Sloan School of Management.

LaMonaca Sarah, Ryan Lisa. 2022. The state of play in electric vehicle charging services – A review of infrastructure provision, players, and policies. UCD Energy Institute.

Gohlke David, Zhou Yan, Wu Xinyi, and Courtney Calista, 2022. Assessment of Light-Duty Plug-in Electric Vehicles in the United States. Energy Systems and Infrastructure Analysis Division, Argonne National Laboratory.

Appendix B: Calculating Fuel Savings

Massachusetts Averages found in January 2024:

  • Residential cost per kWh of electricity: $0.2111 (Jan 2024)
  • Cost per gallon of gas (Massachusetts): $3.26 (Average Jan 2024)
  • MPG: 25.1 (US average, Dec 2022)
  • Miles per kWh: 3 (Conservative US average, Jan 2024)
  • Miles traveled per year (Massachusetts): 13,109 (Jan 2024)

The cost of gasoline is miles/year / miles/gallon * dollar/gallon = dollars/year

Plugging in the averages, we get 13,109 / 25.1 * 3.26 = $1,703

The cost of electricity is miles/year / miles/kWh * dollar/kWh = dollars/year

Plugging in the averages, we get 13,109 / 3 * 0.2111 = $922

Using this framework, we find that the average annual fuel savings per year is $781

As for maintenance, an EV’s maintenance costs are 0.061 cents per mile, and list ICE maintenance costs as 0.101 cents per mile. So the EV maintenance is 0.04 cents cheaper per mile. The average Massachusetts car travels 13,109 miles per year, and so will save $521 per year on maintenance.

13,109 * .101 – 13,109 * .061 = 1,321.01 – 799.65 = 521/36

In recent years, the shift towards Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs), encompassing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), has been recognized not only for its environmental benefits but also for its significant potential in reducing health-related costs due to air pollution. Studies anticipate that a nationwide transition to electric vehicles (EVs) could culminate in $72 billion in health care cost savings annually by the year 2050. This projection is grounded in the reduction of pollutants that contribute to respiratory diseases, heart conditions, and premature deaths.

Assuming a progressive increase in the adoption of EVs, reaching a milestone where 50% of all vehicles in the U.S. are electric by 2050, we estimate this to represent about 137.5 million EVs, considering the current total of approximately 275 million registered vehicles.

Dividing the projected total health savings of $72 billion by the estimated number of EVs yields an annual health savings of approximately $524 per vehicle. This figure underscores the economic incentives of accelerating the adoption of EVs, beyond the imperative of environmental preservation. It highlights the tangible benefits in healthcare cost savings, emphasizing the role of EVs in fostering a healthier future.

Note that the information provided in this analysis is based on projections. Actual outcomes may vary based on numerous factors, including technological advancements, government policies, consumer preferences, infrastructure development, and economic conditions.

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