Electric Vehicle Program

HELPS Electric Vehicle Program

What is the EV Program?

Launched in 2017, the HELPS Electric Vehicle Program is a way to reward participating MLPs’ customers who have made the environmentally conscious decision to purchase an electric vehicle.

The program is a collaboration between HELPS, participating MLPs, and local dealerships. Customers who live in a participating MLP territory may be eligible for a dealer discount with the purchase of a Chevrolet Bolt. 

Additionally, select MLPs offer a free or discounted charger incentive for customers enrolled in the Scheduled Charging Program. This helps the MLP territory by minimizing the vehicle’s impact on the electric grid, therefore reducing costs for all customers in that area.  

To learn more about the charger incentive, click here.

Participating MLPs

The following MMWEC Member MLPs participate in the EV and Scheduled Charging Programs. Click on the HELPS Member town to learn more.

Chicopee
Groton 
Hull 
Marblehead
Princeton
Shrewsbury
Sterling
Wakefield
West Boylston

What is a Scheduled Charging Program?

Customers who agree to participate in the Scheduled Charging Program allow their vehicle charging to be reduced during peak hours from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on non-holiday weekdays. This period of time coincides with peak energy and fossil fuel usage for the MLP territory and New England as a whole.

Program Facts

  • 9 HELPS MLPs participate in the EV Program.
  • There are more than 125 connected chargers enrolled through the HELPS Scheduled Charging Program.
  • MLPs participating in the EV Program have hosted several events during National Drive Electric Week, which occurs each September. 

Environmental Impact

  • The HELPS EV Program resulted in more than 75 tons of CO2 emissions avoided in 2020.
  • The HELPS EV Program resulted in a charging electricity fuel mix 15% more carbon neutral than national average.
  • Average participating customer usage is 175 kWh per month.
  • Average energy usage in one charging session is 14 kWh.

Chevrolet Bolt Incentive

Quirk Chevrolet offers incentives on 2022 Chevy Bolt EVs. Click on the image below to learn more and download the flyer.

 

Please note, additional manufacturer discounts may be available for EV purchases. Please contact your local dealership to learn more.

Drive Electric!

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle? Click on the flyer below to learn five reasons why you should make the switch.