Wesley Sanders uses his phone to connect his car to a charger in Jamaica Plain. He wears a blue coat and a purple wool hat. (Credit: Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

For EVs to take off, Boston needs more equitable placement of chargers

Boston has more than 900 electric vehicle chargers, and most are concentrated downtown. Neighborhoods like Mattapan, Hyde Park, Roslindale and parts of Dorchester could be considered charging deserts. The city has relied largely on private companies to decide where chargers go. But it’s also installing EV chargers in city-owned lots.

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