Multiple Electric Vehicle Test Drive Events This Fall in Vermont, Get Your Questions Answered About Rebates, Programs and GMP Electric Driving
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power (GMP) invites customers to experience electric vehicles (EVs) up close at several events this fall. From Montpelier to Manchester, Bristol to Bennington, GMP partners with local energy committees and communities to provide events where customers can learn about electric driving from GMP customers and GMP experts. You can try several EV models in a no-pressure environment of answering questions and sharing the benefits of driving an EV.
“These are great events because customers bring their own electric vehicles for people to check out, and so they can share their own experiences of electric driving in Vermont in all seasons. Where can you go and experience all kinds of different electric vehicles in one place? Plus, electric vehicles are just plain fun to drive and cheaper to own! We love helping people move away from fossil fuels,” said Tiana Smith, electrification manager at GMP.
Electric vehicles are cheaper to drive than traditional fossil fuel vehicles. You save thousands of dollars over the life of the car because there’s no combustion engine – so there’s less maintenance and much lower ‘fuel’ costs. With GMP’s home charging rates, it’s like paying $1 per gallon for gas. GMP is also offering up to $2,500 in rebates for customers switching from fossil fuels. Savings can be stacked with state rebates of up to $4,000 and federal tax credits of up to $7,500 on select models. Transportation is the biggest source of carbon pollution in Vermont, so switching to an electric vehicle is the best step you can take to reduce carbon, in addition to the money you’ll save.
Upcoming GMP EV Events
Huntington Ride and Drive Event
Location: 4930 Main Road
Manchester Energy Committee and Earth Matters Electrification Event
Location: Leisure park
Montpellier Autumn Festival
Location: Statehouse Lawn
Time: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Marshfield Fall Festival plus EV Ride and Drive
Location: Commune of the old school, 122 School Street
Electric Vehicle Show
Location: District Courthouse parking lot, 150 Veterans Memorial Drive
GMP EV Ride and Drive – Discover electric vehicles!
Location: Green City of Bristol
GMP at the Williston EV Fair – Discover electric vehicles!
Location: Allen Brook School
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power serves approximately 270,000 Vermont residential and commercial customers with 100% carbon-free and 68% renewable electricity, and GMP partners with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP provides solutions to reduce carbon and deliver clean, affordable, always-on electricity. GMP is the first utility in the world to achieve B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to using business as a force for good. In 2022, GMP was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies. Fast Company named GMP one of North America’s Five Most Innovative Companies for 2022. GMP also earned a spot on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in the Energy Sector for four years. immediately, and in 2021 the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a national leader in energy transformation.
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