Massachusetts Home to Over 2,000 Plug-In Vehicles – Goal is 307,000 by 2025

DEC 27 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

The Bay State

The Bay State

Buried in a recent article by South Coast Today is that vital state EV registration figure we so eagerly seek.

Founded in 17888, Massachusetts Sets Sight on 307,000 Plug Ins on Its Road by 2025

Founded in 1788, Massachusetts Sets Sight on 307,000 Plug Ins on Its Road by 2025

In Massachusetts, ~ 2,000 plug-in vehicles are registered right now/

Edmund Coletta, spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, told South Coast Today:

“I think 2,000 is a good start and we’re hoping through these types of programs to keep ramping this thing up…”

Coletta says that Massachusetts has set a goal of 307,000 plug-ins on its roads by 2025.  That’s a significant figure for sure and there’s only 12 years to achieve.  Let’s hope Massachusetts blasts past that mark by 2025.

Source: South Coast Today

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4 Comments on "Massachusetts Home to Over 2,000 Plug-In Vehicles – Goal is 307,000 by 2025"

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Nice use of the 2000 quarter.

307k is less than a tenth the 3.3mm, 2025 MOU goal, for the eight states, but at least someone in MA is putting a number on things.

2,000 now. If they sell 16,000 per year for 10 years, that is only half the number by 2025.
This is almost beyond possible unless every city fleet buyer buys plug-ins ongoing along with a steep 20-30% drop in plug-in prices at the showroom.

The problem is the monthly payment. People lease or buy based on their monthly “nut” – how much money they have available to pay for the car on a monthly ongoing basis. And many will still choose a $15K new car or $10K used car purchase and deal with $4 and $5 gas than replace it with .15+ per kWh electric power from the grid. That is approximately $2.30 for 40 miles in the summer versus a $4 or $5 gallon in a 40 mpg car like a Dodge Dart or Chevy Cruze ECO, both costing $10K or more less MSRP.

Good luck with the plugin goal but it is well beyond the current-day math. 20-30% less may triple annual sales but gosh, that 307,000 number is huge.

Given the number – I would be investing in EVSE supplier companies and putting my son through electrician school for all the EVSEs that will have to be installed.