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NHEC to Sponsor Drive Electric Week Event September 14 at Common Man Inn

Come test drive a new Electric Vehicle (EV) and learn how affordable it is to own a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at a local National Drive Electric Week event sponsored by New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and hosted by the Common Man Inn in Plymouth on September 14 from […]

EVolution of the EV

Nissan Leaf charging. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

By Greg and Barbara Whitchurch

Our previous article on electric vehicles (EVs) was “How Has Going Electric (car, not guitar) Changed Our Lifestyle?” (bit.do/Lifestyle-EV) in the April issue of Green Energy Times. In it, we shared our general lifestyle experiences with our “new” (used) 2015 Leaf. […]

Volvo Announces a Historic End to Combustion Engines

Norway, India, and other countries begin to ban conventional vehicles.

Nissan Leaf being charged. Photo: Jakob Härter, Wikimedia Commons.

By George Harvey

It has actually been over a year since India, Norway, and the Netherlands started getting serious about banning vehicles that were entirely powered by gasoline or diesel oil. The Netherlands […]

Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo

Barbara Duncan checks out a Smart EV at the 2014 Montshire EV event. Photo: Dave Roberts.

by Karl Kemnitzer

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have been improving, and they now include some of the fastest and most comfortable cars made. But while a car that needs almost no maintenance, makes no noise, costs a […]

All-Electric – Long Range – Affordable

By Dave Roberts

For the past five years of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) availability, you could select from a multitude of EV models that covered two out of those three characteristics in the title. Over the past six months, a remarkable shift has begun that is getting automakers closer than ever to meeting this triumvirate […]

Plug In to Electric Vehicles at Upcoming Expo

Local Groups Host Electric Vehicle Expo in White River Junction

Vital Communities, Upper Valley Sierra Club, and volunteers from several Upper Valley energy committees are joining forces to host the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo on Saturday, September 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Dothan Brook School […]

Electric Vehicle Chargers Are Next Step for Colebrook’s Green Grocer

A large swath of New Hampshire’s North Country just became more accessible for drivers of Electric Vehicles (EV) with the opening this month of two new EV chargers at LaPerle’s IGA in Colebrook.

The chargers are the northernmost, publicly-available recharging point in the state and fill a critical gap in the EV charging infrastructure between […]

FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop

It’s not too late to get your bike ready for the road! Sign up for our FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop at the Upper Valley Food Co-op on Thursday, June 29, from 6-7:30 pm. E-mail Bethany to register, and visit the Vital Communities website to learn more.

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Green Mountain Power Teams Up with Freedom Nissan to give customers $10,000 off Leaf purchases

Reduce emissions and lower your transportation costs with 2017 Nissan Leaf

Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers who bring their energy statements and a special code to Freedom Nissan in South Burlington now through September 30 will get $10,000 off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a 2017 Nissan Leaf. The newly dubbed “Leaf Power […]

New York’s New Electric Vehicle Rebate

Last year, the NY state legislature took a major step forward by approving New York’s first consumer electric vehicle rebate program in the 2016-17 budget!

The New York rebate offers a discount of $500 – $2,000 for the sale or lease of an electric vehicle. Known as the Drive Clean rebate, the amount is […]