The Brookline Department of Public Works announces that beginning in November, the town will begin charging a fee for the use of its electric vehicle charging stations.
Beginning November 01, 2023, Brookline will assess a fee of 25 cents per kilowatt hour for EV charging station users. The fee comes following a public decision-making process and the rate is designed to cover the town’s own electricity costs. Users will also be assessed a $5 per hour overstay fee, following a 20-minute grace period, if their vehicle continues to occupy a charging station spot once charging has been completed.
When using town-owned ChargePoint stations, users should ensure they have notifications activated so they can be notified when their vehicle has finished charging.
“We are proud to continue offering publicly accessible EV charging stations to the community, which helps the Town of Brookline actively support efforts to reach our climate goals,” Public Works Commissioner Erin Chute said.