BOSTON – SemaConnect announces that it has installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Rockland Trust Bank in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The two futuristic stations are installed on a dual pedestal with a sleek cable management system that keeps the cords tidy.
Massachusetts is a growing market for electric vehicles. The state has committed to 80% decrease in carbon emissions by 2050 and offers rebates to drivers and select workplaces for purchasing electric vehicles. According to the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, over 11,000 EVs have been purchased using statewide rebates since 2014.
Rockland Trust Bank’s local manager noticed an increase in EVs visiting the bank. After researching electric vehicle charging companies, he chose SemaConnect as his station provider for an exploratory pilot program. Since installment, he has seen an increase in evening visitors, especially clients and employees using the stations during off-peak hours.
“Many banks are starting to install charging stations as a way to serve drivers looking to top off their electric vehicle while they meet with a financial advisor,” said Mark Pastrone, vice president of business development at SemaConnect. “Financial institutions are building connections between their messages of investing in financial and environmental solutions. We’re excited to see Rockland Trust adding EV charging as a new kind of customer service.”
The new SemaConnect stations are open to the public and use a variable hourly pricing structure. Station status and location can be found on the SemaConnect and PlugShare mobile apps.