Drive Electric Events & Electric Vehicle Purchases

The Monadnock Energy Hub 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.

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.

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 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!

Did you ever wonder if owning an EV could actually be less expensive than a traditional gas powered vehicle?

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.

 

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. Eversource was providing a $2500-5000 rebate in the Nissan Leaf which may still be available in NH in 2019. 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.