2021 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate
VPPSA member customers are eligible for a $500 rebate on the purchase of Level 2 Charger. To qualify, the charger must be installed for workplace or public use.
According to Drive Electric Vermont, the number of EVs on the road has increased by 26% in the last year. As of July 2019, there were 3,288 electric vehicles registered in 88% of Vermont communities. With the state of Vermont offering an income-based EV incentive, and several electric utilities offering EV incentives of their own, driving electric is becoming an attractive and affordable option. Installing a charger can demonstrate your community's leadership in adopting clean technology.
Level II Electric Vehicle Charge Stations
Level 2 charging uses 240 volt power to enable faster regeneration of an EV’s battery system. Providing this type of charging requires installation of an EVSE unit and electrical wiring capable of handling higher voltage power. Plug-in America’s PlugStar tools offer a listing of Level 2 EVSE currently on the market. Many utilities are offering free level 2 charging equipment and/or incentives with an electric car purchase. These stations provide fast charge times of 10 - 20 miles of range per hour of charge and about 3% more energy efficiency than level 1 stations. These systems are more expensive than level 1 stations and may have a potentially higher impact on peak kilowatt demand charges for businesses.
How much does an EV charging station cost?
EV charging equipment has a wide price range. According to Drive Electric, EV chargers can cost anywhere from $500 to $20,000 or more. Financing options are available. Learn more here.
Vermont Electric Vehicles
The state of Vermont and its utilities provide a multitude of incentives promoting energy efficiency, electric vehicles, efficient HVAC, and more. Visit Efficiency Vermont for more information on programs or Drive Electric Vermont to find out how much you can save purchasing an EV.