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Rensselaer Community Offered Opportunity to Learn How Electric Vehicles Make Financial Sense

Rensselaer Community Offered Opportunity to Learn How Electric Vehicles Make Financial Sense

By SCER Staff

February 12, 2020

If members of the Rensselaer community are considering getting a new car, an electric vehicle (EV) might be a good option. They can get assistance from Drive Green with National Grid, which recently updated their program to make it easier to connect with a local dealership that just might have the perfect EV. More information is available here:

EVs are cheaper to operate than gas-powered cars:

  1. Fuel costs: It’s cheaper (and cleaner) to drive a mile on electricity than it is to drive a mile on gasoline and electricity prices are much less volatile than gas prices. Savings on fuel alone can amount to several hundred dollars per year.

  2. Service: Electric vehicles require much less service than gas-powered cars because they have fewer moving parts, so switching from a gas-powered car to an EV offers significant service savings.

Details are available at:

To make it easier for people to navigate EV offers and get into an EV, Drive Green with National Grid offers a website with accessible educational materials and discounted deals from local dealers.


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