Climate Matters: To Florida and back in our EV!

A well-known saying on bicycle touring trips is, “Drink before you’re thirsty, eat before you’re hungry, and shift before you have to.” 

Vermont eyes gas vehicle ban

State regulators are on the cusp of adopting a rule that would push Vermont’s market for new passenger cars to all-electric in a little more than a decade.

Letter to the editor: Time to reduce use of vehicles

Recently this newspaper featured a special seasonal section devoted to automobiles  (April 15 – Spring Auto Feature). I applaud the choice to devote the entirety of that section to electric vehicles (EVs). However, while moving from gasoline powered vehic … (read more)

Video: How to charge an electric vehicle As part of our spring auto feature on electric vehicles in Vermont, Fran Putnam shows what it looks like to charge up her Nissan Leaf. 

Has the electric vehicle era finally arrived?

ADDISON COUNTY — If you took the $174 billion President Joe Biden has proposed spending on electric vehicles (EVs) over the next decade and split it evenly according to population, Vermont’s share would come to something like $330 million. Of course, that … (read more)

Spring Auto Feature: Electric Vehicles

Addison Independent Reporter Christopher Ross this week looked deep into the world of Electric Vehicles, or EVs. Learn more about the state of the industry, where it’s headed, and what it means to you. Click on the stories below to read all about EVs. • H … (read more)

What’s the deal with electric vehicles?

VERMONT — Recent proposals by President Biden and Gov. Scott have included significant funding for electric vehicles and associated charging infrastructure, which they hope will hasten a transition away from gasoline-powered vehicles and their devastating … (read more)

Electric vehicle growth depends on charging infrastructure

BRISTOL — The town of Bristol has been trying to secure funding for a public electric vehicle (EV) charging station for a couple of years, but the cards just haven’t fallen into place, officials said. The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t helped, of course. But th … (read more)

Car dealerships see bright future for EVs

RUTLAND / MIDDLEBURY — Mark Alderman believes we might be approaching a tipping point with electric vehicles (EVs). “EVs will become more and more common until they’re normal, and then it’ll be the ICE (internal combustion engine) cars that stick out,” sa … (read more)

Taking the Electric Vehicle plunge: pros and cons

ADDISON COUNTY — Taborri Bruhl and his family in New Haven know a few things about electric vehicles (EVs). “My wife, Susan, and I have driven EVs since 2013, when we leased two Nissan Leafs,” Bruhl told the Independent. “We loved the cars, and when the l … (read more)

Fleets and public transportation are going electric

VERMONT — More than three-quarters of U.S. fleet managers for local and state governments, utilities, universities, private technology companies and delivery services have begun to electrify their vehicle fleets, according to a new report by the Rocky Mou … (read more)

Electric vehicle charging stations in Addison County

Public EV charging stations in Addison County Ferrisburgh DR Power Equipment, 75 Meigs Road, just outside Vergennes Basin Harbor, 4800 Basin Harbor Road   Middlebury Addison County Regional Planning, 14 Seminary St. 121 Cady Road (3) 476 Foote Street (2) … (read more)

Learn about electric vehicles on May 20

VERMONT — Drive Electric Vermont and Waterbury LEAP are hosting a free webinar about electric vehicles (EVs) on Wednesday, May 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Vermont’s incentive program offers up to $5,000 for an EV purchase, but that incentive has an uncertain fut … (read more)

Electric vehicle incentives remain strong

VERMONT — Vermont’s electric utilities are letting customers across Vermont know they can now save up to $15,000 when they buy or lease new all electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) thanks to new Vermont state rebates that can be com … (read more)