Low Emission Vehicles
NEW! EVs in Hopkinton
The slideshow shows how many EVs we have in town, how the number is growing, and the models your neighbors are driving. You can also see the greenhouse gas reduction effect the EVs are having.
Electric Vehicles (EVs), Higher MPG Cars & Trucks, eBikes & more
Use a vehicle that produces fewer greenhouse gases - learn more using the resources here"
Easy-to-understand information about EVs - plugin hybrids (PHEVs) and full battery electric vehicles (BEVs) including basic terms, test drive options, di$count$, how to charge, and more at Green Energy Consumers
Compare the fuel cost for your current vehicle and an EV or PHEV or a hybrid - you'll be amazed at the difference
EVs require significantly less maintenance than gas powered vehicles, so factor that into your decision
Compare the cost per mile of any vehicle - in general, from best to worst: Battery EVs > plug-in hybrids > hybrids > smaller vehicles > larger vehicles
Consider: how often do you really need a truck or SUV? Can you rent or borrow one when you do?
Use the more efficient vehicle in your home for longer trips, when there is an option
Consider an eBike or eScooter
If you prefer getting your info from videos, here is a good one by Sharad Mehta from Westborough all about EVs
Makes and Models
Convert a gas-powered fleet vehicle (pickup, van, box truck) to hybrid electric for fuel savings - one such outfit that does this is XLFleet
Tax incentives for EVs with the federal and MA climate legislation passed in 2022 - these can be up to $12,000 per vehicle
List of models that qualify for incentives as of 2023
The official Massachusetts site about incentives: MOR-EV
The federal government's overall guide to incentives that are part of the Inflation Reduction Act may include some useful info
EV charging info for homeowners as well as renters and landlords - there are incentives for landlords, so encourage your landlord to check that out. If you are a landlord, take advantage and attract more tenants
Here's a video from This Old House about charging at your home
Maps of charging stations on websites and apps:
There are public charging stations at 4 facilities in Hopkinton as of 2022, with 3 more coming soon, and one at the Nouria gas station on Rt. 85 in Milford:
77 Main St. (building with HCAM, next to the fire station)
Marathon Elementary School on Hayden Rowe
Caliper (5 Parkwood Drive, behind Dunkins and Alltown off of W. Main St.)
Find an EV Show where you can check out a variety of models: see Drive Electric and enter your zip code. Note that these occur all year but started as Drive Electric Week in October, so don't be fooled by the name
Follow social media groups for news and to ask questions - these are some Facebook groups
Hear what your neighbors are saying - see these testimonials from EV owners in town - contact us to provide yours!