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VEC Launches New Incentive for Electric Vehicle Chargers

September 19, 2019

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is now offering a $250 bill credit to members who purchase a Level II electric vehicle charger.

As part of the credit, members will be asked to refrain from charging their cars from 5pm-9pm on weekdays, when demand for electricity typically peaks and electricity is generated from dirtier and more expensive sources.

 “We’re excited to offer this new strategy to help members transition to electric vehicles in a way that benefits all co-op members. Off-peak electric use is less expensive and cleaner, so if we can encourage off-peak charging, the whole co-op can save money and cut down on emissions,” said VEC Energy Services Planner Lisa Morris.

The incentive will apply to chargers on a VEC-approved list.

The Level II chargers – which charge electric vehicles roughly four times as fast as standard 120-Volt wall outlet charging – range in price from about $500 to $900 before the VEC incentive.

The charger incentive is the latest addition to a long list of incentives available to VEC members through the co-op’s Energy Transformation Program: www.vermontelectric.coop/energy-transformation

This announcement comes during National Drive Electric Week. VEC and Drive Electric Vermont are hosting an event on Saturday, September 21 at the Grand Isle School from 10am – 1pm where electric vehicle drivers will be displaying their cars and discussing their experiences driving electric in Vermont. The event is free and open to the public.