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National Grid to Gift $500 to New Electric Car Owners at Rensselaer and Beyond

National Grid to Gift $500 to New Electric Car Owners at Rensselaer and Beyond

By SCER Staff

December 3, 2019

There are lots of reasons to switch to an electric car: they’re more fun to drive, cheaper to fuel, and way better for the environment than gas guzzlers. As a member of the Rensselaer community, you already live or work near a charging station, but if you’re still waiting for a sign to make the switch to electric, this is it.

Until the end of 2020, National Grid customers in upstate New York, who purchase an electric car are eligible for a $500 Visa gift card as a special bonus.

$500 is enough to cover charging for 12,000 driving miles, jumpstart the installation of your own at-home charging station, or go for a wintertime getaway in your brand new electric car. Learn more and apply for a gift card here.

Curious about electric cars, but don’t know where to start? Drive Green with National Grid is a program to help you learn everything you need to know about driving on electricity. Whether you’re planning on buying a new car soon or you’ve still got plenty of life left in your old gas guzzler, your next car should be electric.

A free webinar on EVs is being held December 5. The team running the webinar is Green Energy Consumers Alliance, the nonprofit organization working with National Grid to bring you Drive Green with National Grid

You can RSVP here.

For more information, call 800-287-3950 x 7 or email with any questions you have about electric cars or this special end-of-year offer.


Reeve Hamilton
Director of Media Relations and Communications

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