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MA EV law on governor's desk (signed into law 1/13/17)

Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:07 pm

https://legiscan.com/MA/text/S2505/id/1 ... oduced.pdf

Allows cities and towns to fine and tow for ICEing.
Will make station payments interoperable, no memberships needed, but allowed and with two tiered pricing.
Will allow a revamp of building codes to include EVSEs.
Ramps up state vehicle EV requirements to 25%.
HOV lane access study.
Gas tax replacement study.
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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:43 pm

We have HOV lanes in MA?
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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:17 pm

Yes. Surprise! I don't get near Boston much, and the only ones I ever saw were tiny ones off the Pike near Logan. But recently I discovered zipper HOV lanes on
93.

http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/planning ... oring.aspx
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Given there is only 7 total miles of HOV lanes, I'm surprised they need a whole study on HOV lane access. It's probably going to cost $100K and take 2 years. :lol:
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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:17 pm

Yup! Frickin state at it finest.
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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:35 pm

Hopefully there are no unintended consequences from the following:
"Will make station payments interoperable, no memberships needed, but allowed and with two tiered pricing."
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in late 2018.

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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:47 pm

jlv wrote:Given there is only 7 total miles of HOV lanes, I'm surprised they need a whole study on HOV lane access. It's probably going to cost $100K and take 2 years. :lol:


Seven miles!!! That's 443,520 inches. So at less than $0.25/inch to study, I'd say people are getting a bargain. :D

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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:58 am

Durandal wrote:Hopefully there are no unintended consequences from the following:
"Will make station payments interoperable, no memberships needed, but allowed and with two tiered pricing."


Means no one has to be a member or have a card, stations must accept credit cards, but member rates can be different. Pretty much the way it is already. There's also a provision for "fair pricing", that's undefined and will require more regulation. We'll see how that goes.

I'd prefer they charge solely by kWh, and if they have to, add more for the gas tax replacement.
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

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Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:40 am

Governor Baker signed it on Friday. It'll take time for cities and towns to update their own laws and regulations to allow for ICE parking fines and towing. Probably even more time to update building codes. The studies on HOV and new EV fees are given almost a year to complete, so no chance of action before 2018.

Gov. Charlie Baker signs Massachusetts electric vehicle bill into law - MassLive.com
https://apple.news/A1ouSupHQP2ORnTviKPQrSw
'12 SL last reading @ 2 yr, 22k, 260 GIDs, 62.35 Ahr

'15 SV w/QC, Mfd 5/14, Leased 8/14, 292 GIDs, 64.38 Ahr when new

@ 25 months, 25k, 267 GID, 56.88 Ahr
@ 29 months, 29k, 286 GID, 60.88 Ahr
@ 31 months, 30.3k, 274 GID, 58.39 Ahr

6.72 kW Array

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