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Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are less expense to operate than conventional vehicles, emit no greenhouse gases or air pollution, and can be purchased with the help of a BED customer incentive.

Local Businesses: Incentives Available to Install EV Charging Stations

We are now offering incentives totaling 20% of the installed cost of a workplace EV charging station up to a maximum of $1,000 per eligible station. Find out more in our News section.


IRS Tax Credit

You can get up to $7,500 in tax credit when you buy a new EV this year.
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BED Rebate

In addition to a tax credit, we are offering rebates up to $1,800 on the purchase or lease of a new EV.
Learn More


Financing Options

Our partners are offering low- and, under certain circumstances, no-interest loans.
Learn More

Greenride Bikeshare

Greenride Bikeshare

Burlington residents who buy or lease a new EV are entitled to a free one-year Greenride Bikeshare membership. You will get your Greenride voucher with your rebate check.
Learn about Greenride | FAQs

Charging Stations

Charging Stations

EV charging stations are coming online all the time around Burlington.
View the Map

EV Cost of Ownership

Fuel & Maintenance

What does it cost to own an EV compared to a gas vehicle?
Visit Drive Electric Vermont

Additional $5,000 Rebate on the 2018 Nissan Leaf

Freedom Nissan in South Burlington is offering a $5,000 instant rebate on the purchase of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf. This is in addition to the IRS tax rebate and the BED rebate mentioned below! Or, you can finance the car at 0% interest for 72 months instead of taking the $5,000 rebate. Visit Freedom Nissan for details.

EV Owner Testimonials

What is it like to own an EV in Burlington? We asked a few of our neighbors about their experience.

Burlington Electric Department EV Rebate

We are offering Burlington customers a $1,200 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle. Qualifying plug-in hybrid vehicles are eligible for a $600 rebate. An additional $600 is available for moderate income customers (see rebate form for details).

We are offering this incentive as part of our effort to meet Vermont's Renewable Energy Standard, which supports utility programs that help customers reduce fossil fuel use in the heating and transportation sectors. Electric vehicles reduce fossil fuel use and can save money on fuel and maintenance costs compared to conventional gasoline-powered vehicles.

Download the Rebate Form

Terms & Conditions

  • The MSRP must be $50,000 or less.
  • For the $600 plug-in hybrid rebate, the vehicle must have an EPA-rated electric range of at least 20 miles.
  • All-electric vehicles must have been leased or purchased on or after May 30, 2017.
  • Plug-in hybrids must have been leased or purchased on or after June 8, 2017.
  • This rebate is only for BED customers with active accounts.
  • Vehicle must be registered in Burlington, Vermont.
  • Limit one rebate per household or business.
  • BED reserves the right to modify or end this offer at any time.
  • This offer is valid through December 31, 2018.

Compare the many EVs currently available at Drive Electric Vermont's website.

Financing Options

To help transition more customers to electric vehicles, BED is partnering with 3 credit unions (Green Mountain Credit Union, Vermont Federal Credit Union, and VSECU) able to offer low- and, under certain circumstances, no-interest loans, and allowing Burlington Electric customers to apply their $600, $1,200, or $1,800 Burlington Electric EV incentives toward the purchase of EVs.


Charging Stations

Charging station rates & fees.


Do you have questions about Electric Vehicles? Ask our Energy Services Team.