Number Of Registered Plug-In Vehicles In Vermont Increased By 240% In Past Year

JUN 24 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 7

Drive Electric Vermont Now Offers A $500 Instant Discount For Plug-in Vehicle Lessees And Buyers

Drive Electric Vermont Now Offers A $500 Instant Discount For Plug-in Vehicle Lessees And Buyers

Today on InsideEVs, we present some plug-in electric vehicle registration data for the state of Vermont:

  • As of April 2014, over 630 plug-in electric vehicles were registered in Vermont
  • At the end of April 2013, only 263 plug-in electric vehicles were registered in Vermont
  • Year-over-year, that’s a 240% increase in the number of registered plug-in electric vehicles

Those in Vermont credit the uptake to low maintenance and fueling costs, the federal tax credits and more widespread availability of plug-in electric vehicles.

Recently, Vermont introduced a $500 instant rebate on the purchase or lease of plug-in electric vehicles.  We suspect that will lead to increased registrations too.

 

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7 Comments on "Number Of Registered Plug-In Vehicles In Vermont Increased By 240% In Past Year"

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David Murray
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David Murray

So that works out to nearly 1 plug-in for every 1,000 people. Probably less if you factor people of driving age.

I can’t find the number of cars in Vermont, it’d be interesting to see what the percentage of plug-in is.

lzl
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lzl

More than 70% of Vermont’s electricity came from nuclear. So if they were to shutdown Vermont Yankee towards year end it will be a big blow for the environment. oops.

pjwood
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pjwood

If you want to know what is even more annoying, the EPA didn’t bother to give VT a CO2 target, for 2030. The baseline is zero, and if it goes up because Vermont Yankee shuts down and they use natural gas, it appears they won’t be watching. This is how much the EPA hates nuclear.

How they back out nuclear watts is in the following “rate-based” goals, for all to see AND COMMENT ON:
http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/where-you-live

http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/clean-power-plan-proposed-rule

If you stare at the Emission Rate Data spreadsheet long enough, you’ll appreciate how adding/subtracting nuclear makes essentially no difference in their CO2 rule.

Brian
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Brian

Meh, VT will just import more hydro power from Quebec.

Evil Attorney
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Evil Attorney

It’s an impressive number because none of the current plugins currently have all-wheel drive. It’s extremely difficult to go anywhere in the winter without AWD in VT, as the snow/ice/cold/hills can be particularly brutal. There is a reason that everyone there drives Subarus.

Bill C
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Bill C

4 wheel drive is over-rated big-time. Born in NH, lived in VT 35 years, never owned 4WD, mostly front wheel drive. Only time I couldn’t get home up the muddy hill, neither could any of my 4WD neighbors. My Volt has incredibly good traction: electric is constant torque from zero mpg, smooth as silk pulling away.

vadik
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vadik

Burning natural gas for electricity is stupid since you can liquefy it and export overseas to make an enormous amount of money.