- Month-to-month, low-commitment car subscriptions
- GMP Try-an-EV program allows you to see what it’s like to own and drive an EV
- Monthly price includes car delivered to you, charger installation, insurance, maintenance, and more
- Driving fossil fuel vehicles is among the top sources of carbon pollution in Vermont
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is making it easy for Vermonters to switch to driving an electric vehicle (EV) with its new Try-an-EV program letting customers experience what it is like to own and drive an EV, without a long-term commitment. The subscription service allows customers to select a vehicle and schedule delivery online with a package including charger installation, insurance, maintenance, and 24/7 access to an EV experience team to answer all your questions about driving electric. The service makes it simple for customers to compare the driving experience of different EVs, or simply to see what the switch to EV driving is really like during your commute every day, instead of just a short test drive.
“This is a great option for anyone who has been wondering what it’s like to drive electric! So many Vermonters are interested in EV driving and the Try-an-EV service lets you experience what it is really like for your life. You experience charging, battery range, different driving conditions, different vehicles, and all with little commitment – just a month-to-month subscription,” said Tiana Smith, who leads electrification for GMP. “You can subscribe for as long as you like without the long-term commitment, and there’s even an option to buy your vehicle too.”
GMP’s Try-an-EV program is being offered through GMP’s partnership with Motor, a company working to speed the transition to electric vehicles through a range of services that make it simple to make the switch. Customers will sign-up online here, where they can select a vehicle and then schedule charger installation, vehicle delivery, and orientation. Plans start at $649, and vehicles range from Fords to Volkswagens and Nissans to Teslas.
You can check out EVs in person and speak with Motor representatives along with GMP’s team members, at South Burlington Night Out on August 17. GMP and Motor representatives will also be at events with GMP in Rutland August 19 and in Waterbury August 25 and 26. A list of events and details is here.
Transportation with fossil fuel is one of the top sources of carbon pollution in Vermont, and switching to driving with clean electricity is the biggest single step you can take to reduce your own carbon footprint while helping the state reach emissions reductions goals. GMP’s energy supply is 100% carbon free on an annual basis.
“The Try-an-EV program builds on our other popular offers to help customers switch to clean driving including EV rebates up to $3,200, discount EV charging rates that are equivalent to paying about $1 per gallon, and free Level 2 chargers to install at home. GMP also has a variety of programs to help businesses electrify their fleets with EVs and install chargers, too,” Smith said.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power serves more than 270,000 residential and business customers in Vermont with electricity that’s 100% carbon free and 78% renewable on an annual basis, and GMP is partnering with customers to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is providing solutions to cut carbon and is delivering electricity that is clean, affordable, and always on. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. In 2022, GMP was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies. Fast Company named GMP one of the top five Most Innovative Companies in North America in 2022. GMP also earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list in the energy sector four years in a row, and in 2023 and 2021 the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation.
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power
This is a great option for anyone who has been wondering what it’s like to drive electric! So many Vermonters are interested in EV driving and the Try-an-EV service lets you experience what it is really like for your life.Tiana Smith, who leads electrification for GMP