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|Boston is finally getting its first electric vehicle charge and parking lot in the Bulfinch Triangle, thanks to Dinosaur Capital Partners. One of the partners, Scott Oran (above) gave Bisnowthe update. Scott and partner Mark Dufton plan to transform a 1928 gas station (now a brownfield under the Exxon Mobil logo) into a 4k SF facility with a green design by ADD Inc. Located at 150 Friend St. they hope to start two months of construction in early 2011. Theyexpect at first much of the revenue will be generated by the 24-car parking lot. Scott says Dinosaur?s 4k SF could eventually be paired with an adjacent 20k SF parking lot as a site for future development, but no discussions yet.|
|Until then, Dinosaur will construct an environmentally friendly kiosk out of recycled shipping containers that will house enclosed parking for bikes, a bank ATM, and the station manager?s office. It will have solar-powered LED lighting for night illumination and space for car and bike sharing vehicles. For drivers of electric vehicles, meters will track the charges for ?filling up? at about half the cost of gas at today's prices, Scott says. Those who pull in with electric or hybrid vehicles will get a 10% discount on parking. Those with SUVs or other gas guzzlers, sorry, you'll pay a 10% surcharge.|