Reconsidering NOT Cooking With Gas?
Wellesley residents we have a few spots left!
Join Sustainable Wellesley on Sunday, November 13, from 4-5:30 p.m. at Jarvis Appliance, 985 Worcester Street in Wellesley, for a cooking demonstration on the latest induction range models. Plus, learn how you can qualify for up to $1,340 in rebates beginning January 1.
Space is Limited
Andee Kasner, MPH, manager of the Climate and Health program at the Greater Boston chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, will speak briefly about health impacts of pollution from gas-powered ranges and more general actions local and state groups are taking to encourage change and mitigate pollution. Bring your questions!
Come enjoy delicious snacks served hot-off the range top by a professional chef, and learn why they find induction cooking more efficient, more precise, safer and easy to clean. Enjoy and an array of wines crafted from hand-picked grapes with no added sugars, additives, or chemicals.
Can’t make it? Email info@SustainableWellesley.com for more information and/or test drive an induction cooktop by borrowing one from the Wellesley Free Library’s Library of Things.
MAKE YOUR NEXT CAR AN EV, SAVE ON ANNUAL FUEL AND MAINTENANCE COSTS, AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FEDERAL TAX CREDITS AND STATE
Are you thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV)?
The Town of Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant and Sustainable Wellesley announce a free event
where you can test drive an EV and get answers to your EV or plug-in hybrid questions from
local car owners. Reserve your spot by clicking here: https://form.jotform.com/Go_EV/Oct16.
The event takes place on Sunday, October 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot at
MassBay Community College at 50 Oakland Street in Wellesley. Rain date is Sunday October 23,
2:30 to 5:30 p.m., same location. Test drives are limited, based on order of registration so sign up here now to get a spot.
Test drives available based on order of pre-registration, and a valid driver’s license is required.
As of September 26, these EVs will be available for test drive:
● Audi e-tron
● BMW i4
● BMW iX
● Chevy Bolt EUV
● Ford Mustang Mach-E
● Ford F-150 Lightning
● Tesla Model 3
● Tesla Model Y
● Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S AWD SUV
Wellesley residents who own these EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be showcasing their cars
and ready to answer your questions:
● Audi e-tron
● BMW i3
● Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
● Ford Mustang Mach-e
● Mini Cooper Hybrid Countryman
● Kia Niro
● Nissan Leaf
● Tesla Model 3
● Tesla Model Y
● Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV
● Volkswagen ID4
Driving an EV can save you as much as $1,000 every year on fuel costs—significant in the face of
rising gas prices. EV owners can expect to save up to $8,000 in maintenance costs over the life
of their car because EVs don’t require the regular oil changes and periodic tune-ups of a gas-
powered, internal combustion engine car. In addition, the initial purchase cost for eligible EVs
and hybrid vehicles can be offset by a $7,500 federal tax credit and $2,500 Massachusetts state
The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant offers an $96 annual electric bill credit for EV owners who
charge their vehicles during off-peak hours. To learn more, visit the Wellesley Drives Electric
Vehicle exhaust accounts for more than 34 percent of Wellesley’s greenhouse gas emissions
(GHG). The Town of Wellesley, our state, and our country have set ambitious GHG emissions
reduction goals. Driving an EV is one way you can help our community reach these goals.
Test drives are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign-up now.
High Gas Prices Got You Down?
Another opportunity to learn about electric vehicles is coming up on June 26th from 9-2 at the Medfield Energy Committees's Electric Car Show.
Heat Pump Webinar Is Here If you Missed It
Last week's webinar on cold climate heat pumps was really enlightening.
If you missed it, here are the slides presented by Chris Haringa of AbodeEnergy, as well as the slides from a Wellesley heat pump homeowner, Moneer Azzam. We'd like to give a big thanks to both of them, plus to Janice Coduri and Susan Bevilacqua, and others for their first-hand observations. You can view a video of the presentation here.
For more information, we suggest the following links:
1. Half-hour overview of heat pump technology for the New England climate, presented by Abode Energy and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership:
2. Wellesley MLP's Clean Comfort Program (free heat pump advice from Abode Energy plus MLP heat pump rebate info)
3. We suggest that you take the time to get a free energy audit, then completely weatherize your home (insulation, air sealing) before installing your heat pump.
You can get this free energy audit either through Homeworks Energy - a MassSave partner (if you heat your home with gas) or through Energy New England (if you heat with oil, propane or electric resistance).
Homeworks Energy also gives substantial rebates for weatherization.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and Plug In America (PIA) are hosting a virtual electric vehicle (EV) test drive event for Massachusetts residents in both urban and rural areas. MassCEC and PIA invite you to join the event to learn more about EVs, charging options, how to find the right model for you, and available purchase incentives. The event will also include virtual EV test drives and live experts for any EV questions you might have!
Already an EV driver?
You can help by creating a short test drive video and share your experiences as an EV driver with those who are considering making the switch! See examples of similar videos by Mallory McMorrow, Marc Geller, and Paul Pancella, then contact Kylie Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in creating your own!
Please share this event with your friends and family!
REGISTER HERE FOR ZOOM LINK