The Newton EV Task Force supports the Newton Climate Action Plan and has partnered with Green Energy Consumers Alliance, a local non-profit, to make it easier for YOU to drive electric! Click the below topics to learn more.
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Source: Mass Audubon.
EVs are better for public health. They reduce harmful local air pollution that contributes to respiratory illnesses. Particularly in times of COVID-19, clean air matters. No smelly fumes and no need for hand-washing after using dirty, drippy nozzles for refueling either!
Prices. Prices are much lower than you might expect, especially with the 2023 MA state rebate (up to $5,000), and the federal 2023 tax credit (up to $7,500 for a new EV and $4000 for a preowned one.) More details here. Check out cars here.
Plan B? If you don't feel like a fully electric vehicle is right for you at this time, then consider a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). Unlike traditional hybrids, PHEVs run on only electricity for about 15 - 50 miles before the gas kicks in. If you drive short distances each day, you will never use gasoline, although it will be there in case of need. You may also consider a bicycle for short trips, and electric bikes are now available.
Green Energy Consumers' Drive Green program adds dealer discounts on top of tax credits and rebates. And pre-owned electric cars are increasingly available. Check out deals here and sign up to test-drive.
Green Energy Consumers Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission to harness the power of energy consumers to speed the transition to a low-carbon future. Drive Green’s mission is to protect our climate and environment by getting electric vehicles on the road in place of gas-powered cars. Through pre-negotiated discounts to purchase or lease, educational resources, advocacy, and test-drive opportunities, Drive Green’s one-of-a-kind platform makes going electric the right choice for our planet and the smart choice for your life.
The Newton EV Task Force, constituted in 2019, is part of the implementation of the Newton MA Climate Action Plan. Its mission is to encourage Newton citizens to switch to all-electric driving. Its larger objective is to reduce Newton residents’ greenhouse gas emissions by going all-electric and signing up for 100% renewable through Newton Power Choice. We work with the City of Newton to increase the number of charging stations, establish preferential parking, and improve signage and awareness. We develop informational materials, flyers, and web pages. We encourage EV owners to spread the word through neighborhood EV parties and social media. We work closely with Green Newton, 350Mass Newton Node, Mothers Out Front, and other local sustainability organizations collaborating in the Newton Coalition for Climate Action.
You can reach the Newton EV Task force by emailing Philip Vergragt and Leslie Zebrowitz: firstname.lastname@example.org.