Electric car charging station install set for July 14

By Matthew Bernat | Jul 11, 2017

Three, grant funded all-electric cars leased for municipal use will soon be zooming around town once a charging station is installed on Friday.

Town Administrator Derek Sullivan said a $22,500 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection grant allows the town to lease three Chevy Bolts for the next three years.

“This is fantastic,” said Sullivan.

The cars will be leased at $5,000 each during that time. The grant also covers the cost of the charging station, which costs $7,500.

Originally, the station was scheduled to be installed on Monday. However, a school shooting threat prompted a massive police response, forcing Town Hall to close.

Comments (10)
Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Jul 11, 2017 22:50

$139 a month to lease a car?  And in best Democrat fashion, somebody else has to pick up the tab.  What a sweet blue-state deal!

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Jul 12, 2017 11:25

Chevrolet-Subsidized // Chevy Volt - Subsidized // Charging station install- Subsidized // Wareham's Chevy Volt lease - Subsidized. //  Who actually gets or sees any savings using these coal burners? Certainly not the taxpayer.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 12, 2017 11:42

If someone gave me one and offered to pay me $139 per month, I still wouldn't drive an electric car.  Tiny under powered death trap that runs out of battery like a kids toy.  No Thanks!  Not to mention the wimpy impression.  A town official needs to radiate authority.  Pulling up in a clown car doesn't quite cut it.


That's my opinion.  I'm sure not everybody agrees.  However, here's some fact.  Where does the power come from that charges the cars? Hamsters on wheels?  No, not at all. Likely a coal burning power plant put the power into the grid to feed the charger.  How's that green?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 12, 2017 12:00


Posted by: cranky pants | Jul 12, 2017 13:53

I'm not aware of any coal fired power plants left in Massachusetts..

Although, I can appreciate the effort to go green with these silly electric cars.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 12, 2017 14:56

You may be right.  Brayton point is the largest coal plant in New England.  But I just found out it was shut down last month. However, we have the garbage burning dragon called Covanta right here in our back yard.  They say its cleaner than coal.  But idunno...ever see what people throw in their trash?   Btw, Brayton point reminds me of a funny.  Many people don't realize that the Braga Bridge is the longest bridge in the world...yep, it goes from Fall River all the way to Portugal!

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 12, 2017 15:14

You are right.  Brayton was one of just 3 in MA.  Yet there are still plenty of petroleum burning plants, which isn't much better.  Check out the list:




Posted by: 181mph | Jul 12, 2017 16:24

WBTS,,   electric car with speed you may want to check out,



Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jul 12, 2017 16:41

181MPH, leave it to someone named 181 MPH to pick up on this.  Good catch! I thought about writing "unless it's a Tesla" when I made that broad statement.  I'd take one of them!  But they sure as heck aint getting 3 Teslas for the town!

Posted by: brazz | Jul 12, 2017 19:59

WBTS, would you rather get $0 and pay for the cars with town funds? Free is free. If we didn't take it someone else would, thats how grants work.

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