Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Working Group

The Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Working Group purpose is: 

1. Explore the needs and feasibility to provide the necessary network of the EV Charging Stations and to support the demand for EV Charging Stations. The Working Group (WG) findings will expand on the Clean Energy and Sustainability Committee’s (CEASC) RoadMap goals.

2. Develop action plan with obtainable objectives:

  1. Regulatory changes
  2. Implementation process
  3. Funding strategies.

3. The WG will review current building/zoning regulations, in conjunction with the state’s regulatory environment, and suggest changes to either require or incentivize installations or readiness.

4. The WG will be consistent in identifying criteria for both existing and new development, and locations such as for multi-family condo/rental properties.

5. The WG will provide a “Best Practices” resource for funding, tax incentives & grants; vendors; estimated costs; examples of successful installations; etc.

The Working Group was active from November 2021 through January 2023. The Group plans to reactivate in January 2024.

The Group is comprised of a number of Westford residents, including representation from the Planning Board and Clean Energy & Sustainability Committee: Chauncey Chu (Chair), Gerry DiBello, Tom Teller, Bob Shaffer, and Jerimy Arnold

The staff contact is Assistant Planner Sierra Pelletier, who can be reached at spelletier@westfordma.gov or at (978) 692-5524. 

Agendas, Meeting Packets, and Minutes can be found at the bottom of this page.

For more information and research conducted by the Group, please see the links below:

Westford Public EV Charging Stations

Guidance Documents, Laws, and Best Practices

Bylaws, Policies, and Plans from Other Towns

Programs for Installation and Rebates

Other Information

Please also see the latest Stretch Code updates from the State

Meeting Agendas, Packets, and Minutes