I HAVE AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE! WHAT ARE MY CHARGING OPTIONS?
A. Level 1 Charging – Anyone has the option to charge their vehicle on a household 110 volt outlet. All EVs come with the appropriate cord allowing you to simply plug your vehicle into the wall. This option, known as “trickle charging,” is very slow and may take up to 15 hours to charge your vehicle. It works best for plug-in hybrids with small batteries, or people who do not drive much each day
B. Level 2 Charging – Most people will choose to install a level 2 charger, which will charge the vehicles much faster than the 110 volt. These chargers come at 240 volts and range in amperage.
Public Charging In Belmont
You can locate public access chargers in and around Belmont via various applications and websites. One of the most popular applications for finding public charging is PlugShare.
Claflin Lot Chargers
In the Claflin Street Municipal Lot, there are four (4) spaces with Level 2 charger for the public to use. Belmont Light recently replaced the previous chargers with upgraded FLO CoRe+ charging stations. With the new installation, there will now be a $2.35/hour fee for using the charging stations.
|Charging Fee (Charged by Belmont Light)
|$2.35 per hour
Complementary Public EV Charging Cards
In order to access the Flo charging stations without using a phone app, Belmont residents can apply for a complementary Flo EV Charger Card. The card is a $10 value, although users are still responsible for loading a credit or debit card onto the card and paying the associated fees for use of the charging stations and parking lots.
Known Public Chargers
Star Market | 535 Trapelo Road
There are two (2) spaces with Level 2 chargers available at Star Market on Trapelo Road for customers to use while shopping. They are free for customers, but do have a 2-hour limit.