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Electric Vehicles

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

IRS Tax Credit
IRS Tax Credit

Get up to $7,500 in tax credit on a new EV.

EV Charging Rate
New EV Charging Rate

Charge up for the equivalent of 60¢ per gallon.

BED Rebate
BED Rebate

Get an additional rebate up to $1,800 on a new EV.

EV Financing
EV Financing

Low- and, in some cases, no-interest loans.

Greenride Bikeshare
Greenride Bikeshare

You might be entitled to a free membership.

Burlington Charging Stations
Charging Stations

Find EV charging stations around Burlington.

Local Businesses: EV Charging Station Incentives

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. Reach out for BED’s Tom Lyle ( or 802.865.7335) and Brian Reilly ( or 802.865.7362) for more information.

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

New & Lease: We are offering Burlington customers a $1,200 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). An additional $600 is available for moderate income customers buying an EV ($300 for PHEV). See rebate form for details.

New EV/PHEV Rebate Form

Pre-owned: We are offering all Burlington customers an $800 rebate on the purchase of a used/pre-owned electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV).

Pre-owned EV/PHEV Rebate Form

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.

Looking for Used EVs?

Used electric vehicles (both all-electric and plug-in hybrids) are starting to hit the market. Here are a few links to help you begin your search.

Used All-Electric Vehicles
Used Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Terms & Conditions

  • The MSRP must be $50,000 or less.
  • For the $1,200 plug-in hybrid rebate, the vehicle must have an EPA-rated electric range of at least 10 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 two rebates per household or business.
  • BED reserves the right to modify or end this offer at any time.

Additional Nissan Leaf Rebate

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is offering up to an additional $3,500 exclusive rebate on the all-electric 2019 Nissan LEAF, through January 2, 2020 to customers of Burlington Electric Department. To claim the rebate, customers must download this flyer and take it to a local Nissan dealer, along with proof of eligible residency and a current electric bill.


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 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.