Plug In America has been awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to invest in the promotion and adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) in the Northeastern states including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Vermont Clean Cities (based at the UVM TRC) will host ride-and-drives across the state that will allow fleet managers, property managers, and the public to get first hand experiences with electric vehicles. Vermont has over a dozen electric vehicles on the market with nearly 1200 electric vehicle drivers.
The regional project, “Advancing PEV Adoption in New England,” focuses on accelerating the deployment of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as part of its climate action plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region. The project also contributes to DOE’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, which seeks to make the United States the first country to produce a wide array of plug-in electric models that are as affordable and convenient as the gasoline powered vehicles we drive today by 2022.
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