General Motors will donate a Chevrolet Volt to the Colorado Conservation Trust, the only nonprofit organization aimed at providing funding for Colorado conservation programs.
“The Chevy Volt is just one symbol of the innovative steps we need to take in protecting our land and water resources, in Colorado and nationwide,” said Colorado Conservation Trust Chairman Pete Leavell.
The donation marks the second year in a row GM has donated a Volt to the conservation effort. The Conservation Trust will auction off the Volt in support of its “Q for Conservation” event, which has generated more than $1.5 million for Colorado conservation efforts in the past.
“Our commitment to the environment starts with efficient, lasting products that are fun to drive,” said vice president of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs, Mike Robinson. “We’re building them in facilities with environmental credentials, from wildlife habitat certifications and solar power to those that are completely landfill-free. We realize the business value in protecting our natural resources and supporting those dedicated to conservation.”
Colorado is one of several states offering a state tax credit in addition to a federal tax credit for electric vehicles. Residents who purchase or lease a Volt electric vehicle are eligible for $6,000 in state tax credit in addition to $7,500 in federal tax credit for a total rebate of as much as $13,500 off the Volt’s now-lowered MSRP of $34,185, plus destination.