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It’s Electric-Time to Plug In for Drive Electric Week in Vermont

The week of Sep 14-Sep 22 is National Drive Electric Week. There are numerous Vermont events, so we are hoping you can attend an event near you to plug into the electric car evolution.

See the video of Vermont Lt. Governor David Zuckerman inviting you to attend Saturday’s Montpelier Drive Electric Day.

Sierra Club Lead […]

A User’s Guide for e-Assist Bikes

Dave Cohen on his Yuba Mundo cargo bike allowing him to ride with a watermelon and other goods. Courtesy photo.

David Cohen

Albert Einstein once commented, “I fear the day that technology will surpass human interaction.” The bicycle, with its inherent human physical and sensory engagement, may have been what Einstein contemplated as a […]

Incentivizing E-Bikes!

Dave Cohen

Vermont is one of the first states in the U.S. to offer rebate programs for e-bikes, e-cargo bikes and the installation of e-assist conversion kits. Due to a wise shift in the state’s renewable energy policy, both Green Mountain Power and the Burlington Electric Department are offering $200 rebates for purchases at […]

Third Annual National Drive Electric Week Event, Sept. 19, 2019 in Plymouth, NH

NHEC’s 2017 All-Electric Chevy Bolt. Courtesy photo.

Curious about electric vehicle technology? Have an electric vehicle and want to show it off? Join NH Electric Co-op for their third annual National Drive Electric Week event on Thursday, September 19 at the Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth, NH. We’re looking for EV owners […]

Vermont EV Incentives in 2019 Transportation Bill

Electric utilities and Drive Electric Vermont have offered EV incentives over the years, but so far, the State of Vermont has not advanced an EV incentive program. Legislators have debated the issue over the past several years, but nothing advanced until the recently finished session when Governor Phil Scott included an EV incentive proposal in […]

NH’s (Mis)Use of Volkswagen Settlement Funds

Randy Bryan

The Volkswagen (VW) Settlement funds are the largest tranche of money available for electric and clean technology for New Hampshire in a long time. New Hampshire has lagged behind its surrounding states in electric vehicle (EV) sales and infrastructure deployment, and this money could allow us to close the gap. notes New […]

Tracking Electric Car Sales

2012 Coda Electric, courtesy photo.

Dave Roberts

With over forty electric car models available at dealers today, memories of the early days of modern plug-in electric vehicle (EV) sales are starting to fade. A recent visualization tweeted by Mase Goslin (see link below) presents national EV sales data for the United States in an […]

Reducing Transportation Emissions

VT Legislator, Curt McCormack, sets an example.

Pictured with Representative McCormack (rt) are the 2019 Way to Go! school winners, including Laura Asermily (yellow banana), Safe Routes Coordinator of Middlebury and recipient for Mary Hogan Elementary School, winner of the grand prize AllEarth PowerFlower. Photo: Cameron Savage.

Deb Sachs

After a full day in […]

Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo Returns September 14

EVs on display at the 2018 Upper Valley EV Expo for National Drive Electric Week. Image: Dave Roberts of Efficiency Vermont.

Electric Vehicles (EV) have been growing by leaps and bounds. There are now eighteen plug-in hybrid and eighteen all-electric models available at dealerships in Vermont, and twelve of […]

Is New Hampshire EV-Friendly?

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Randy Bryan

According to American Auto Manufacturers statistics, New Hampshire registered 1123 new plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in 2018, up from 788 in 2017. That’s a 42.5% increase in PEV sales for the year. You might say that’s great growth, but, in fact, it’s a poor showing. Overall, U.S. PEV sales growth […]