Empowering the growth of EVs requires a stable and reliable charging infrastructure. National Grid is facilitating the equitable access to clean transportation choices by building a reliable network that will benefit all customers and empower an EV market that is vital to eliminating automobile emissions.
We are installing at least 20,000 charging ports by 2025, with the potential of installing an additional 30,000 by 2025.
We have allocated $1.25M of shareholder funding to help support disadvantaged communities in upstate New York by providing the incremental cost of replacing five diesel school buses with electric school buses.
We have committed to convert to an 100% electric fleet by 2030 for our light-duty vehicles, while also pursuing the replacement of our medium- and heavy-duty vehicles with zero-carbon alternatives. This includes our purchase of one of the world’s first electric backhoes and testing of one of Ford’s first E-Transit vans.
We have installed 3,283 charging ports in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island with over 45% located within environmental justice and disadvantaged communities.
In partnership with the city of Beverly, Mass., and Highland Electric, we are piloting one of the first school bus V2G projects on the East Coast. This past summer the bus discharged nearly 3 MWh of electricity stored in its battery system to the regional electric grid over the course of 30 events.
We have conducted an industry study with Hitachi ABB on fleet electrification opportunities and the grid requirements for serving medium and heavy-duty vehicles such as buses, delivery vans, and freight trucks.
We have deployed the first utility pole-mounted chargers on the East Coast in partnership with the town of Melrose, Mass., and have proposed to expand the offering to 10 additional communities in the state.