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Businesses, organizations committing to use of electric vehicles in Vermont


SHELBURNE, Vermont — A group of Vermont businesses, hospitals and schools are committing to advance their efforts to use electric vehicles in the state.

Businesses are being asked to install new electric vehicle chargers for employees in the workplace; increase the number of electric vehicles in corporate fleets; and/or providing workplace incentives to encourage employees to buy or lease such vehicles.

The group met with Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday at Vermont Teddy Bear Company in Shelburne to announce their commitment to electric vehicles.

So far, at least 21 organizations have signed up for the "Drive the Dream Vermont" campaign.

Deb Markowitz, secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, said the combustion of gasoline and other transportation fuels produces almost half of the state's total greenhouse gas emissions.

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