February 19, 2023
Source: Yale Climate Connections
Vermont has more miles of dirt roads than paved roads, and driving in winter can be treacherous.
“In Vermont, we see a lot of consumer interest in all-wheel-drive vehicles and vehicles that they feel confident can handle the various driving conditions you might find in a rural place with dirt roads,” says Nick Neverisky of VEIC.
“We see an increasing number of all-wheel-drive vehicles available,” he says. “And we’ve seen an increasing number of vehicles that do have the range that even in a rural environment can get people where they need to go.”
So Neverisky says electric vehicles are a viable choice, even in Vermont. Consumers just need to understand that EVs can do more than reduce the use of fossil fuels.
Read more: Can EVs meet the needs of rural drivers? Increasingly, the answer is yes.