The Town of Natick is committed to evaluating opportunities to replace Town vehicles with clean energy and fuel efficient options.
In 2010, the Town was awarded with a $12,000 grant from the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to pay for the incremental costs of a hybrid SUV for the Water Department. In 2015 and 2016, grants from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) and the Green Communities Program, funded the costs of Ford Focus Electrics for use by the Assessors, Health and Community Services Departments.
Grants from MassEVIP and DOER and supported the installation of two electric vehicle charging stations in Natick Center, located in the Pond St and Public Safety Building parking lots. Charging at these stations are free to the public, however standard meter rates apply.
Moving forward, the Town is exploring opportunities to up-fit other vehicles, such as service trucks, vans and trash packers, to utilize hybrid technology.
Natick's First Electric Car
The Assessor's Department uses this vehicle to make local, gas-free trips around Natick each day.