Multiple EV test drives this fall around Vermont. Get answers to your questions about GMP discounts, programs and 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 works with local energy committees and communities to host events where customers can learn more about electric driving from GMP customers and GMP experts. You can try out multiple EV models in a stress-free environment that’s all about answering questions and sharing the benefits of driving an EV.
“These are great events because customers bring their own EVs for people to check out and so they can share their own experiences of EV driving in Vermont any time of the year. Where else can you check out all types of electric vehicles in one place? Plus, EVs are just plain fun to drive and cheaper to own! We love helping people make the transition away from fossil fuels,” said Tiana Smith, Head of Electrification 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 is no internal combustion engine – so less maintenance and much lower “fuel” costs. With GMP’s discounted EV home charging rates, it’s like paying $1 a gallon of gas. GMP also offers rebates of up to $2,500 for customers switching from fossil fuels. Savings may be combined with state rebates of up to $4,000 and federal tax credits of up to $7,500 on some models. Traffic is the main source of CO2 pollution in Vermont, so switching to an electric vehicle is the single most important action you can take to reduce CO2, in addition to the money you save.
Upcoming GMP EV events
Huntington Ride and Drive Event
Location: 4930 Main Street
Manchester Energy Committee & Earth Matters Electrification Event
Location: Rec Park
Montpelier Autumn Festival
Location: Statehouse Lawn
Marshfield Fall Festival plus EV Ride and Drive
Location: Old Schoolhouse Common, 122 School Street
Electric Vehicle Show
Location: District Courthouse parking lot, 150 Veterans Memorial Drive
GMP EV Ride and Drive – Check out EVs!
Location: Bristol city green
GMP at Williston EV Fair – Check out Electric Vehicles!
Location: Allen Brook School
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power provides approximately 270,000 Vermont residential and commercial customers with electricity that is 100% carbon-free and 68% from renewable sources, and GMP works with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP offers CO2 reduction solutions and delivers electricity that is clean, affordable and always available. GMP is the first utility company in the world to receive B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to harnessing the business as a force for good. In 2022, GMP was included in TIME’s list of the 100 most influential companies. Fast Company named GMP one of the top five most innovative companies in North America in 2022. GMP has also earned a spot on the Fast Company list of the world’s most innovative companies in the energy sector for four consecutive years and in 2021 the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recognized GMP as a national leader in the energy transition.
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