Where to Charge your Electric Vehicle in the Berkshires

By Morgan O’Connor, Sustainability Fellow

Berkshire Charging Stations

Interested in Electric Vehicles (EVs)? We wrote a blog last week about this great way to green your transportation, and all the places in the Pioneer Valley where you can charge your new, efficient car. We promised to also include Berkshire County charging stations, and here they are! Read more about EVs here, or visit Mass Energy’s Drive Green page.

Where to Charge:

Dalton

Hancock

Lee

Lenox

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Where to Charge your Electric Vehicle in the Pioneer Valley

By Morgan O’Connor, Sustainability Fellow

Electric vehicles are getting more impressive every year! By being able to hold a charge for longer and taking less time to recharge, electric vehicles (EVs) have become a practical alternative to traditional gas engines.

Map of Where to Charge in Pioneer Valley

EV charging stations are sweeping the nation with more being built every day. You can easily make your way around Massachusetts in an EV, and not just because it is a small state. For example, a Chevy Bolt (just one of many available EVs) can travel around 240 miles on a single charge! The map above shows the radius that a Bolt could go from Northampton before needing to be charged again. It would be easy to get to New York City, Philadelphia, or even Montreal. That means that your daily excursions to work and errands would be a breeze!

Where to Charge:

To see where you can charge around the Pioneer Valley, we’ve assembled this list of charging stations open to public use! If we missed any stations, please let us know and we will update the list!

Amherst, MA

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How to Increase Your Car’s Fuel Efficiency

By Morgan O’Connor, Sustainability Fellow

Fuel Efficiency Oil Change

The EPA cites the transportation industry as the second largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the U.S. at 27% of all emissions, second only to electricity production at 29%. Although this statistic includes commercial airplanes, ships, trains, and freight trucks, the largest contributors are the cars that we use every day.

There are varying levels of action that we can take in order to make our commute as sustainable as possible.

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Drive Green with Mass Energy’s Electric Vehicle Discount Program!

By Willow Cohn, Outreach and Education EcoFellow

Have you been considering buying an electric vehicle (EV)? Well, now is the right time! In November 2016, Mass Energy launched
Drive Green, a limited-time electric vehicle discount program aiming to make choosing an EV easier. Mass Energy designed the program to include affordable, available, practical electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars. Anyone can participate and receive a discount to purchase or lease an EV at participating dealers. Drive Green is modeled after similar successful programs in Colorado and Utah and is an extension of buyers’ groups for energy consumers that Mass Energy has operated since 1982. Mass Energy is a Boston-based nonprofit working to harness the collective power of energy consumers to speed the transition to a low-carbon future. You can learn more about their programs here.

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