Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Coordinating Council (EVICC)

The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Coordinating Council (EVICC) was established pursuant to St. 2022 c. 179 § 81 and is tasked with developing and implementing an electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment plan.

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Overview

In August 2022, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind (Act) was signed into law. Recognizing the need for Massachusetts to develop a comprehensive plan for transportation emission reduction, the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Coordinating Council (EVICC) was established pursuant to Section 81 of the Act to develop strategies resulting in an equitable, interconnected, accessible and reliable electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Massachusetts. EVICC is required to report on these strategies to the legislature through a formal assessment submitted every two years (Assessment), starting in August 2023. Each Assessment must contain, but is not limited to the following:

  • Assessment of the present condition of, and future needs for, road and highway electrification;
  • Estimates of the number and type of electric vehicle charging stations in public and private locations;
  • Suggestions for optimal locations for electric vehicle charging stations in urban, suburban and rural locations and low and moderate income communities;
  • Discussion of present and projected future costs and methods of financing those costs;
  • Discussion of technological advances in charging stations and related infrastructure, equipment and technology including, including data collection, mobile charging, assisting in grid management and assisting in the integration of renewable energy resources;
  • Discussion of strategies to maintain electric vehicle charging stations in full and continuous working order; 
  • Recommendations to assist governmental and private sector officials in installing charging stations and related infrastructure, equipment and technology, including within proximity of on-street parking; and
  • Identification and discussion of current policies and recommendations for policies, laws and regulatory actions that may facilitate the provision of charging stations and related infrastructure.

EVICC Initial Assessment

On August 11, 2023, the EVICC provided its initial assessment and recommendations to the legislature as required by law. The second EVICC assessment is due to the legislature by August 11, 2025.

EVICC Meeting Schedule

Meeting #13: August 7, 2024  Meeting Materials:

Past EVICC Meetings

Meeting #12: June 5, 2024  Meeting Materials:

Meeting #11: May 8, 2024  Meeting Materials:

Meeting #10: February 7, 2024  Meeting Materials:

Meeting #9: November 30, 2023  Meeting Materials:

Meeting #8: October 5, 2023 from 1 - 3:30 P.M. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #7: August 9, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #6: August 3, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #5: July 27, 2023 from 1:00 - 4:30 PM. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #4: June 29, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #3: June 22, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #2: June 1, 2023 from 12:20 - 3:00 PM. Meeting Materials:

Meeting #1: May 15, 2023 from 11 AM - 1 PM. Meeting Materials:

Members

EVICC membership is established by statute and currently includes the following members, listed below.

  • Assistant Secretary of Energy Joshua Ryor, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, EVICC Chairperson
  • Undersecretary Layla D'Emilia, Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
  • Commissioner Staci Rubin, Department of Public Utilities
  • Aurora Edington, Department of Energy Resources
  • Brian Ferrarese, Department of Environmental Protection
  • Chris Aiello, Department of Transportation
  • Katherine Eshel, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
  • Conor Simao, Executive Office of Administration and Finance
  • Eric Bourassa, Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
  • Sen. Mike Barrett, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy
  • Rep. Jeffrey Roy, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

If you have any questions regarding the EVICC, or if you would like to provide public comment, please email Kathleen.M.Gronendyke@mass.gov.

Public Hearings for the Initial Assessment

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