Green Mountain Power encourages hybrid vehicle purchases

Colchester, VT, Oct. 29, 2007 — In addition to an aggressive program to reduce fuel usage in company vehicles, becoming carbon neutral in its operations and publishing an annual sustainability report, Green Mountain Power is encouraging employees to reduce their own carbon footprint by purchasing fuel efficient vehicles. Eligible Green Mountain Power employees will receive a cash incentive for purchasing vehicles that have the best fuel economy on the market, said the company.

The company will offer employees a $1,500 incentive for a new car or a $750 incentive for a used vehicle included in the EPA’s Smart Way Elite category, which currently includes the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, and Toyota Camry Hybrid.

“We have worked very hard to reduce Green Mountain Power’s impact on the environment by converting our fleet to biodiesel, purchasing hybrid vehicles where possible for company use, and using the most efficient vehicles available for the required work,” said Mary Powell, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Offering our employees an incentive for purchasing fuel efficient vehicles is the next logical step for ensuring that all of us at Green Mountain Power make positive changes to help the environment.”

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