Utilities, dealerships to offer new electric car incentives

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The state is teaming up with auto dealers and utilities to help low-income Vermonters buy electric vehicles.

Governor Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the new incentives today. They vary slightly based on where you live and which utility you use, but in Burlington a family of four who makes about $65,000 qualifies for help.

"We will only become a net zero city if we tackle head on the transportation sector's growing greenhouse gas emissions and I have really come to understand that electric vehicles are going to be central to that strategy," says Mayor Weinberger.

Among the perks -- rebates for buying an electric vehicle, discounts on Chevy Bolts and Volts, and free in-home vehicles chargers from GMP.