Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Program
Following research completed over an eight-month period, CIPCO launched an Electric Vehicle Marketing Program for 2018. The Member Services group that includes representatives from each CIPCO member worked on developing the incentives to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), empower and grow Iowa’s economy, reduce the impact to the environment, and create lasting value for our Member Systems.
The program offers incentives for purchases of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and charging stations for members of CIPCO Member System Rural Electric Cooperatives.
CIPCO is offering to provide one charging station for each Member System.
A 2017 Chevy Bolt has been added to CIPCO's fleet of vehicles, replacing two gas-fueled vehicles, to help market the initiative and to provide an interactive experience with EVs.
The Bolt is available for our Member Systems to use for promotional and educational purposes.
Electric & Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle Charging Stations
PlugShare.com is resource with a database of over 50,000 charging stations that can help EV and PHEV owners find charging stations throughout the country. The PlugShare application allows a user to find a charging station, charging station photos, view the PlugScoreTM and check out the latest charging tips for the EV and PHEV owners and more. The PlugShare.com application is free and available for iOS and Android users.
Learn more about Iowa's Electric Vehicle Growth
As with any new technology, there is always the need for education and available resources to support the new venture or equipment. Some educational sources regarding electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles inlcude:
- Iowa Economic Devleopment Authority (IDEA), specifically the Clean Cities Program.
- Publications produced by IDEA include information on advancing Iowa's EV program.