Larchmont Climate Smart Communities and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Larchmont Village Board established the Larchmont Climate Smart Communities Task Force at the Village Board meeting on January 23, 2023, and have appointed its Climate Smart Communities Task Force Coordinator, along with a Task Force Chair and membership from diverse backgrounds and specialties. This group will be tasked with coordinating the Village’s environmental efforts and initiatives, with the assistance of the Larchmont Environmental Committee, the Village Board, and Village Administration, to advance the Village’s recognition as a Climate Smart Community. 


The electric vehicle charger initiative continues to make progress, with one charger installed at Addison Lot and two more planned around the Village. The next one is planned to be installed at Wendt Avenue Lot 10.


The initiative to bring in electric vehicle charging stations has been several years in the making, introduced by the Larchmont Environmental Committee and supported by the Larchmont Village Board. Electric vehicle chargers have become a popular way for local governments, shopping centers, and other entities to support sustainability efforts through promoting electric vehicles.


As an environmental leader among local governments, the Village of Larchmont embraces and promotes this initiative. The Village received a grant through the Zero-Emission Vehicle grant program from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to purchase and install this EV charger. Having this charger in the middle of the Boston Post Road Business District will help further attract environmentally-conscience visitors to shop and dine in Larchmont.


 For convenience, electric vehicle parkers using the charging stations pay for the charge and parking entirely through the EV machine, so there’s no need to walk over to the parking meter to pay. Only electric vehicles can park during the day, and vehicles must be actively plugged into the charger while parked.