Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

The transportation sector contributes nearly half of Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions. Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) offer opportunities to reduce carbon emissions, and the technology has continued to improve with better range and cold weather performance.  

Jake and Dave on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

VEC is offering the following bill credits for the purchase or lease of new or used EV or PHEV

 

Purchase

Lease

Plug-in hybrid

$250

$50/year

Fully electric

$500

$100/year

VEC members can also receive a $5,000 discount on the Nissan LEAF.  Print and bring this flyer, along with a copy of your electric bill to the local Nissan dealer. Offer expires 3/31/2020. 

Note: The State of Vermont is also offering an incentive for the purchase or lease of new plug-in electric vehicles, which include all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The incentives are available to individuals with an annual household income of $96,122 or less applying for a new vehicle with a base price of $40,000 or less. You can read more about the details of this incentive here


NEW - Home Level II Chargers

VEC is offering a $250 bill credit for the purchase of a home Level II electric vehicle charger. This incentive is designed to help members purchase and install a Level II charger and avoid charging at times when electricity costs are highest.

Participants who accept this incentive must do one of the following:

  1. If their charger is on the list below, members may be able to enroll in a communications platform so that VEC can request that your charger not operate during peak events (5-6 events per month for 3-4 hours each). A VEC representative will contact you to complete this process, and you will receive an additional $50 incentive for enrolling.
  2. If the charger is not on the list below or the member chooses not to enroll their charger in the control platform, set your charger or car schedule to not charge from 5-9pm Mon-Fri and send in a screenshot of that schedule.

Participants also will be enrolled in VEC’s Beat the Peak Program, where members receive alerts about 3-4 events during the summer when VEC expects high demand for electricity. During these events, VEC requests that members take steps to decrease their electric use, such as shutting lights off, turning up the thermostat, and delaying use of major appliances.

Participants with models listed below may be able to choose Option #1 above and enroll in a VEC communications platform:

  • ChargePoint Home (CPH25, all variations)
  • ChargePoint Flex (CPH50, all variations)
  • JuiceBox (Pro 32, Pro 40, Pro 40 Lite, or Pro 75)
  • FLO Home X5
  • Webasto (Packetized-enabled)

To receive a bill credit, submit this form along with a proof of purchase. You also must either enroll in a communciations platform or send a screenshot of your charger or vehicle schedule that is set to not charge from 5-9 pm M-F.