Multiple EV Test Drive Events This Fall Around Vermont, Get Answers to Your Questions About GMP Rebates, Programs and Driving Electric
Colchester, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is inviting customers to check out electric vehicles (EVs) up close at multiple events this fall. From Montpelier to Manchester, Bristol to Bennington, GMP is teaming up with local energy committees and communities to offer events where customers can learn about driving electric from GMP customers and GMP experts. You can try multiple EV models in a no pressure 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 folks to check out, and so they can share their own experiences driving electric in Vermont in all seasons. Where else can you go and check out all kinds of different EVs in one place? Plus, EVs are just fun to drive and cheaper to own! We love helping people make the switch away from fossil fuel,” said Tiana Smith, who is Head of Electrification at GMP.
EVs are cheaper to drive than traditional fossil fuel vehicles. You save thousands of dollars over the life of the car because there is no combustion engine – so there is less maintenance and much lower ‘fuel’ costs. With GMP’s discount home EV charging rates, it is like paying $1 per gallon of gas. GMP also offers up to $2,500 in rebates for customers switching from fossil fuel. The savings can be stacked with state rebates of up to $4,000 and federal tax credits up to $7,500 on some models. Transportation is the top source of carbon pollution in Vermont, so switching to an EV is the top action you can take to cut carbon, on top of the money you will save.
Upcoming GMP EV Events
Huntington Ride and Drive Event
Location: 4930 Main Road
Manchester Energy Committee & Earth Matters Electrification Event
Location: Rec Park
Montpelier Fall 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 Town Green
GMP at the Williston EV Fair – Check out EVs!
Location: Allen Brook School
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power serves approximately 270,000 residential and business customers in Vermont with electricity that’s 100% carbon free and 68% renewable, and GMP is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is providing solutions to cut carbon and is delivering electricity that is clean, affordable, and always on. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use 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 the top five Most Innovative Companies in North America in 2022. GMP also earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list in the energy sector four years in a row, and in 2021 the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation.
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power
These are great events because customers bring their own EVs for folks to check out, and so they can share their own experiences driving electric in Vermont in all seasons.Tiana Smith, GMP Head of Electrification