Program designed to encourage electric vehicle adoption in Vermont
The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC), of Burlington, VT, with the support of the Vermont Public Service Department, is offering a Workplace Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Incentive Program to help workplaces mitigate the costs associated with the installation of electric vehicle charging stations (EVSE). Workplaces which install a Level 1 (110/120v) or Level 2 (208/240v) charging stations may apply for the $525 incentive. This incentive is available for installations completed by April 15, 2016.
Workplace EV charging stations:
- Increase access to EV charging for employees, thereby minimizing EV range anxiety;
- Demonstrate the employer’s leadership to employees, customers and the surrounding community;
- Further employer goals for improving employee commuting practices and reducing greenhouse gases and other vehicle emissions;
- Enhance employee benefits packages and help employers recruit and retain employees.
Workplaces represent the second most common place (after the home) for EV owners to charge their vehicles. A U.S. Department of Energy survey found that employees of companies with at-work charging are 20 times more likely to drive a plug-in car than those who work at companies with no provision for electric-car charging.
In order to be eligible for this incentive, workplaces must be located in Vermont and be the property owner or have the express permission of the property owner to install an EVSE. Additionally, a completed Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Request Form along with a copy of the installation quote must be submitted to be considered. The EVSE must be new, have a dedicated circuit of 30 or more amps, and comply with all city, town, or state government rules, codes, and regulations. Inspections or permits may be required by the city or town where the business is located. VTCCC can offer a maximum of one incentive per business.
For further information, please visit www.uvm.edu/vtccc/electric-and-hybrid or call Abby Mattera at (802) 656-9123.
The Vermont Clean Cities Coalition (VTCCC) is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that aims to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector and support development of infrastructure necessary to make alternative-fueled vehicles a viable transportation option.