FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MassBay Community College electric vehicle charging station in the lower student parking lot on the Wellesley Hills, MA campus, March 2022. Photo courtesy of MassBay Community College.
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (March 21, 2022) — MassBay Community College has installed three electric vehicle charging stations thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) Multi-Unit Dwelling and Educational Campus (MUDC) Charging Program. The program assists residential and educational property owners in the Commonwealth install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, making charging stations more widely available across Massachusetts.
“We are proud to embrace the technology of the future at MassBay and are pleased to provide EV charging stations to our MassBay community and to the general public as well,” said MassBay President David Podell. “Promoting this environmentally sound mode of transportation for our students, faculty, and staff is a priority of ours, so we are delighted to have these charging stations for EV drivers. We thank the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for their funding, which made the electric vehicle stations possible.”
Two of the three charging stations are located in the faculty and staff parking lots near MassBay’s Wellesley Hills campus building. The third EV charging station is in the lower student parking lot off Oakland Street and is accessible to the general public. These three EV charging stations charge six vehicles and are free to use.
MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.