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The Newton EV Task Force 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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Already ready to check out what's available at local dealerships? Check out Green Energy Consumers' Drive Green program right away.

 

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Why Your Next Car Should be Electric?

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Test drive an electric car!

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What is the Lowdown on EVs?

  • Charging. Public charging stations are fast and widespread: Public fast chargers can add from 90 to 130 miles in 30 minutes, depending on the make of your car, with even faster chargers coming soon.
  • Range. Ranges are much higher than you might expect: eleven 2020 EVs have ranges greater than 200 miles on a single charge; four of these have ranges greater than 300 miles (check out this article for more info).
  • Prices. Prices are much lower than you might expect: list price for most models with single charge range over 200 miles is in the mid 30s, before the federal tax credit AND the state rebate . And pre-owned electric cars are increasingly available. Check out deals 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.

    Test drive an electric car!

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How to Purchase an EV?

 

Test drive an electric car!

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Action to Spread the Word

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More on Green Energy Consumers Alliance

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.

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More on the Newton EV Task Force

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: evtaskforcenewton@gmail.com.