Electric Vehicles

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Almost half of Beverly's greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. Expanding the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) is critical to reducing our community's reliance on fossil fuels.  

The City of Beverly has installed electric vehicle charging stations at several municipal parking lots and schools to support this transition. Level 2 dual-port Charge Point chargers are available at the following locations, which are accessible 24 hours a day by the public:

  • 9 Washington Street parking lot (2 spaces)plugshare
  • 10 Pond Street parking lot (2 spaces) 
  • 11 Pond Street parking lot (2 spaces) 
  • Beverly High School (8 spaces) 
  • Ayers-Ryal Side Elementary School(2 spaces) 

The chargers are visible on electric vehicle apps such as PlugShare, ChargePoint, and Charge Hub.

Charging at Home

If you are interested in installing a charging station at your own property, check out this guide developed by the City of Somerville.   

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The City of Beverly and Beverly Public Schools launched our first all-electric school bus in October 2020, marking a significant milestone as we transition our fleet of 27 full-size school buses from diesel to battery-electric. The project represents the first all-electric school bus in Beverly and the first Thomas Built all-electric school bus in New England. They are also the first school buses to deploy vehicle-to-grid technology, returning electricity to the grid during periods of peak demand in the summer. 

Our second electric bus hit the road in Fall 2021, our third bus in February 2023, and our fourth bus in April 2023. One more is on its way!

The YouTube video below about our transition from diesel to electric school buses was developed by Change is Simple interns in Summer 2021. 

Check out these articles about our electric school buses!  

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Students checking out the battery beneath one of our electric school buses. March 2023. Photo credit: Joshua Qualls/Governor’s Press Office

Municipal Fleet

We are committed to transitioning our gas- and diesel-powered vehicle fleet to electric. On the road today you'll see three police department EVs, one Inspections EV, hybrid parking enforcement vehicles, and a growing fleet of electric and hybrid school vehicles.