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With transportation as Wellesley’s #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions, the featured topic at the next Green Collaborative meeting will be: Beneficial Electrification Through Electric Vehicles.

All are encouraged to join the Green Collaborative Meeting on Thursday, October 24th, from 9 to 11 am in the Wakelin Room of Wellesley Free Library.

Guest speakers include Anna Vanderspek and Benjamin Hartford.

Anna Vanderspek is the Electric Vehicle Program Director of the Green Energy Consumer Alliance. She will be discussing the non-profit’s “Drive Green” program. Learn more about an electric vehicle discount program and ways to educate consumers interested in vehicle electrification.

Benjamin Hartford is the National Accounts Sales Representative of XL Fleet. XL Fleet is a local company that provides electrification solutions for Class 2-6 commercial and municipal vehicles. XL equipment improves vehicle fuel efficiency by 20% to 50%.  Thousands of vehicles with XL technology have driven nearly 100 million cumulative miles.  These vehicles have saved over 1 million gallons of fuel and eliminated over 13,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

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If you’re considering a new car, you may want to look into The Green Energy Consumers’ Drive Green program which is offering savings on a variety of cars and explains all about rebates.

For example, with the savings and rebates, one can buy a  Chevy Volt — which has electric range of 53 miles and a back-up gas tank — for $17,500.

Look into it before the federal tax credit for the Volt is phased out.

Learn More here about purchasing and leasing options.