Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is pleased to announce, in partnership with Nissan, that a $10,000 rebate is available to VEC members on the purchase of a new 2017 Nissan LEAF. The 2017 Nissan LEAF is as all-electric vehicle with a range of up to 107 miles. This rebate is available in addition to the previously announced $250 bill credit for VEC members who purchase an electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The 2017 LEAF is also eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, making this is a very attractive opportunity for VEC members. Nissan warrantees the car for the first eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
With 32,000 members across 2,000 square miles, VEC is committed to offering an array of opportunities to help members transition away from fossil fuels and move towards a cleaner energy future. “Forty-sixpercent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and electric vehicles are an increasingly viable option to help reduce those emissions. There is tremendous opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our daily lives by transitioning to electric vehicles, even in the more rural parts of the state,“ says Christine Hallquist, VEC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to Nissan for making this offer available to VEC employees and members to help them reduce carbon emissions.”
Anyone interested in exploring whether an electric vehicle is right for them can visit the Drive Electric Vermont website for information about the relative costs of purchasing, maintaining, and running electric vehicles – www.driveelectricvt.com.
Factors to consider include:
· Electric vehicles require less maintenance because they have fewer moving parts and do not require emissions equipment.
- Fuel cost savings are also significant with an electric vehicle equivalency of a little over $1 per gallon of gasoline.
- Like gasoline cars, electric vehicles are less efficient in winter conditions. Range reductions of up to 40% are possible on the coldest Vermont days.
- The availability of charging stations also continues to increase in Vermont, with 160 public charging stations currently available and more coming on line every day.
VEC is also pleased to announce the installation of a new electric vehicle charging station at its headquarters in Johnson, Vermont. The charging station will be accessible to VEC employees, visitors, and the public. The new Level II charging station will be operational in mid-July.
About Vermont Electric Cooperative
Vermont Electric Cooperative, established in 1938, is a non-profit, member-owned electric distribution utility that provides safe, affordable, and reliable energy services to approximately 32,000 members in 75 towns. Nationally recognized for innovative and advanced use of technology, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is the largest locally-owned electric distribution utility in Vermont. VBM vermontbiz.com
Source: Johnson, VT- VEC 6.30.2017 http://www.vermontelectric.coop/programs-services/energy-transformation-programs