Announcing the First Ever Electric Vehicle Incentive in Vermont
Beginning in June of 2014 car buyers in Vermont can claim a $500 incentive at the point of purchase for any new plug-in car purchase or lease. Coupled with the likelihood of a Federal tax credit of up to $7500, this summer could be your ticket to ride—in a new electric vehicle!
Drive Electric Vermont is pleased to offer a time limited incentive, made possible through a grant provided by VLITE a public benefit, nonprofit corporation. This pilot incentive program has 75 incentives available statewide. Each participating dealership will have a limited quantity available. Shop early for your best chance to participate!
It is Easier than Ever for Vermont Car Buyers to Go Electric
Considering that the total cost of Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership is lower than many gasoline powered cars, owning an electric car just got a lot easier in Vermont.
Sales of electric vehicles in Vermont have been steadily increasing in the past few years, with over 630 plug-in passenger cars registered in Vermont as of April 2014. Even with this progress, there is still a long way to go in order to meet the State of Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) transportation efficiency and renewable energy goals.
“We are excited to partner with Drive Electric Vermont and local dealerships to promote plug-in vehicles this summer. With a growing interest in electric cars, a $500 discount to buyers, and a busy sales season ahead, we’re looking forward to seeing the number of electric cars on Vermont roads continue to grow.”
--Marilyn Miller, Vermont Vehicle and Automotive Distributors Association
Local Car Dealerships Support EV Sales Goals
Drive Electric Vermont is partnering with car dealerships around the state to make the incentives available at the point of purchase. In May 2014 these dealerships participated in EV technology and sales training provided by Drive Electric Vermont:
- THE AUTOMASTER BMW
- HAND CHEVROLET
- SHEARER CHEVROLET
- BRATTLEBORO FORD
- HERITAGE FORD
- LAMOILLE VALLEY FORD
- TWIN STATE FORD
- BURLINGTON MITSUBISHI
- FREEDOM NISSAN
- HERITAGE TOYOTA
- WHITE RIVER TOYOTA
When you are ready to purchase or lease a new electric vehicle, stop into one of these dealerships and their knowledgeable sales staff will guide you through your purchase and make sure you get the $500 incentive.