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To protect the health of our staff and our customers, Efficiency Vermont offices are closed to the public. We have cautiously begun scheduling project related site visits when required. You can find more information on our safety protocols here.
We know that you need support in reducing energy costs now more than ever, and we will continue to launch new offers and programs over the course of the summer. In the mean time, our customer support team is available to help you remotely. Contact us at (888) 921-5990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find services, tools, and technologies to help you save money and reduce your transportation carbon footprint.
The transportation sector accounts for 37% of Vermont’s total energy use and 45% of its greenhouse gas emissions—more than any other sector of our economy. For a rural state, reducing this burden comes through a mix of policies, regulations, and programs. Explore the options that work for you, including no- and low-cost ways to travel more efficiently.
Ways to Drive Less
Carpooling, vanpooling, and public transit are excellent ways to cut down on driving and save money. Even better are no-fuel options like walking and biking, which are also good for your health. A growing Complete Streets movement is making Vermont roads safer and more accessible to all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians. With a growing number of options, some Vermonters are saying goodbye to their cars altogether.
- Reclaim your commute, save money, and reduce single-occupancy driving. Plan a trip using the Go! Vermont Trip Planner.
- Reduce maintenance and insurance costs with public transit, vanpools, and carpooling
- Use a car sharing service to cut car expenses in half if you drive less than 10,000 miles per year (Source: CarShare VT)
Ways to Drive More Efficiently
Investing in a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) is another good option. With an electric vehicle (EV), about 60% of the energy embedded in its power source goes toward power at the wheels. This is about three times more efficient than conventional gasoline vehicles, which convert only about 20% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels. An EV also produces lower emissions, for cleaner and healthier air. And charging one is like paying $1.25 per gallon at the pump—a significant fuel savings.
- Charge at home and pay the equivalent of $1.25 per gallon in fuel
- Less maintenance than a traditional vehicle
- Performs well in Vermont conditions