VPPSA member customers are eligible for up to a $1,000 rebate on the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle (EV) and up to $600 back on the purchase or lease of a plug in hybrid.
Why Drive Electric?
Making the switch to electric and plug in hybrid vehicles is a growing trend in Vermont, and for good reason. According to Drive Electric Vermont, the number one reason most people choose to purchase or lease an electric vehicle is to save money on gas. Plugging your car into an outlet to charge is the equivalent of about $1.50 per gallon of gas!
In Vermont, 47% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation sources. Through the Renewable Energy Standard, your electric utility is engaging in incentives to reduce customers' greenhouse gas emissions.
How much does it cost to buy an EV?
There is a wide range in the cost of an EV. We recommend checking out different local car dealerships to find the car that works for your budget.
Drive Electric Vermont has more information on the cost of owning an EV.
Are there other financial incentives to driving electric?
Yes! There is a federal income tax credit up to $7,500 for electric car purchases. If there is a certain model you're interested, you can find the value of the federal income tax credit using Drive Electric Vermont's vehicle comparison.
Where can I buy an EV?
There are several local car dealerships with EV inventory.
Where can I charge my EV?
You can easily charge at home. We recommend charging during off-peak hours, meaning from 11pm-7am. On a hot summer day, charging your car during peak hours (roughly 5pm-7pm) could cost 50 times more than if you charge overnight! Many EVs have built-in timers that allow you to set the charging time.
If you're on the go and you need to recharge, you can visit one of Vermont's many charging stations.
Am I eligible for the VPPSA EV Rebate?
Customers of VPPSA member utilities are eligible to receive up to $1,000 back on the purchase or lease of an EV or plug in hybrid. VPPSA member utilities include:
- Barton Village, Inc.
- Village of Enosburg Falls Inc.
- Town of Hardwick Electric Department
- Village of Jacksonville
- Village of Johnson, Inc.
- Village of Ludlow Electric Light Department
- Village of Lyndonville Electric Department
- Village of Morrisville Water & Light Department
- Town of Northfield Electric Department
- Incorporated Village of Orleans
- Swanton Village, Inc.
Your municipal electric utility is offering this incentive to meet Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard, which supports utility programs that help customers reduce fossil fuel use from heating and transportation.