The MSHub has partnered with the sponsors of National Drive Electric Week since 2018 to promote EV purchasing by holding Drive Electric Events in the Monadnock Region.
History of EV Events
It is all started at Keene Ice in 2018 for National Drive Electric Week.
The Hub then partnered with the Monadnock Food Co-op for an Earth Day Drive Electric Event. It was a bit windy and rainy but we braved the elements and so did EV enthusiasts which test drove EVs and learned how easy it is to own an EV in NH.
Fast Charge Monadnock Campaign for EV Charging Infrastructure
In the Fall, 2019 we launched our Fast Charge Monadnock crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with our Drive Electric Event again at the Monadnock Food Co-op. The weather didn’t fully behave but we had many people test drive and a Tesla X stop by to show off its doors for the crowd!
We know that these events make a difference – at the Earth Day Event, we had EV owners who purchased vehicles because they test drove EVs at earlier Drive Electrics.
So, if you are thinking about an EV – make sure to come to an event and learn from NH EV owners!
Read more about Savings from EVs over traditional gasoline-powered or hybrid cars
Well, several studies are showing just that! Check out the links below and see why fleet managers are switching over to EVs are reliable and low maintenance vehicles that greatly reduce annual maintenance costs. And, these costs aid up – and make EVs a much smarter choice than just looking at the sticker price.
NYC EV Fleet Savings Analysis (2nd page shows savings of EVs in chart)
Learn more from the Department of Energy (with links to tax credit sites and more!)
Also, don’t forget incentives – many vehicles will still enable the purchaser to apply for federal rebates which reduce the sticker price of the vehicle. Also, we are seeing an uptick in utilities that are providing these incentives. Let Eversource know you want these incentives in NH!
Finally, the car dealerships also have incentives – added together these rebates and incentives can reduce the sticker price to under a comparable gasoline engine vehicle and make going electric so much easier.