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VEIC Announces New Pilot Program for Vermont Businesses to Green their Fleet

May 27, 2015

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) is launching an innovative program to provide technical and financial assistance for businesses to convert their fleet to electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. VEIC is seeking businesses with small or large commercial fleets to participate in a free pilot program this summer.

Businesses that integrate electric vehicles into their fleet operations stand to save money, advance their sustainability goals, enhance employee satisfaction, and reinforce their business values to customers and partners alike, said Karen Glitman, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at VEIC. With over 40% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from car tailpipes, reducing emissions from transportation is crucial for our planet. Electric vehicles allow us to do this while keeping our energy dollars local.

Participants in the pilot program will receive an audit of their existing fleet operations, customized recommendations for best ways to integrate electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids into their fleet, and site assessments for electric vehicle charging stations. The program is open to private, nonprofit, and municipal organizations in Vermont that operate a commercial fleet of two or more light-duty, passenger vehicles.

Interested businesses should contact Michelle McCutcheon-Schour, Account Manager at VEIC, before July 27th 2015 by email at mmschour@veic.org or by phone at 802-540-7831.

The Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) is a mission-driven nonprofit organization founded in 1986 to reduce the economic and environmental costs of energy production and use through cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. For more information: www.veic.org.

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