Electricity can be used to power plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), including all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. These vehicles can draw electricity directly from the grid and other off-board electrical power sources and store it in batteries. In contrast, hybrid electric vehicles are fueled with liquid fuels, like gasoline, but use batteries to re-capture energy otherwise lost during braking (ultimately boosting fuel economy). Using electricity to power vehicles can have significant energy security and emissions benefits.

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Electrification in Vermont



Infrastructure & Emissions Savings:
State EV Purchasing Incentives:
  • Qualified individuals can receive:
    • $1,500 for purchases of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
    • $2,500 for all-electric vehicles
  • Larger incentives are available for individuals from households that qualify for Vermont’s Weatherization Program:
    • $3,000 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles;
    • $4,000 for all-electric vehicles

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Electricity Resources





The Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool is an interactive online resource to establish a current and shared knowledge base for worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs). The tool aims to provide fleets and governments with comprehensive information including regions where zero-emission brands are available for purchase, and the timeline over which additional models are expected to become available.

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