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

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:07 pm
by DNAinaGoodWay
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.

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:43 pm
by jlv
We have HOV lanes in MA?

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:17 pm
by DNAinaGoodWay
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

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:12 pm
by jlv
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:

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:17 pm
by DNAinaGoodWay
Yup! Frickin state at it finest.

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:35 pm
by Durandal
Hopefully there are no unintended consequences from the following:
"Will make station payments interoperable, no memberships needed, but allowed and with two tiered pricing."

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:47 pm
by sub3marathonman
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

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:58 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
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.

Re: MA EV law on governor's desk

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:40 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
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