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Western Slope group sponsors plug-in vehicle sale

Craig Press staff report

Drivers in Moffat and Routt counties are eligible to purchase discounted plug-in electric-gasoline hybrid or all-electric vehicles through Oct. 31 via the annual Electric Vehicle Sales Event, organized by Western Slope nonprofit and municipal organizations.

According to a news release from Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, the group is helping promote the sale, which will feature seven energy efficient and pollution-reducing models from Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Audi, Chevrolet and Honda.

Discounts range from $515 to $1,950 at six car dealerships in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction. Driving an electric-powered vehicle can translate to the equivalent cost of $1.10 per gallon. The electric-only range of the sale vehicles span from 16 to 238 miles, but the hybrid models also function as traditional gasoline vehicles.

The models on sale, ranging from a Chrysler Pacifica plug-in minivan to a 238-mile range all-electric Chevy Bolt, are eligible for a full $5,000 Colorado tax credit and up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. The Nissan Leaf models have a special rebate of $3,000 through Sept. 30.

Last summer, 42 families or companies took advantage of the sale.

For more information, visit garfieldcleanenergy.org or call 970-704-9200.