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Support Carbon Pricing, Win A Tesla Model X Or Model S (Maybe)

We’ve got another stellar Tesla Model S (or Model X) raffle to promote*, and I’ll admit that I’ve already plopped down the money for one ticket and intend to plop down the money for another after writing this article. As is always the case, the odds are against you (and me), but with a maximum of 2,000 tickets sold, the chances of winning are better than a lot of contests… and someone has to win. Most importantly, though, I think the cause is worthy of your money.

Tesla Model S Raffle

Naturally, when I drop some money on a raffle ticket, I want to win, but knowing this is a fundraiser and I’m unlikely to win any prizes, what matters to me is that I’m supporting something I fully believe in. In this case, I’m extremely happy with where my hundreds of dollars are going — to Climate XChange.

Specifically, Climate XChange is working hard to promote carbon pricing in Massachusetts. When I bought my first ticket (based on an article Steve Hanley wrote over on GAS2), it was completely unsolicited, but Alan Langerman, the director of the Climate XChange raffle, emailed me a big and friendly “thank you” and told me a bit more about what they have been doing to push for carbon pricing. He even included a picture of a hearing at the MA State House (which included his little boy in a dress shirt) where they got the topic of carbon pricing to dominate the meeting for the entire 4½ hours despite there being 29 bills up for consideration.

Model S raffleThese people are real, and they are doing real work to tackle perhaps the largest issue that has ever faced human civilization and livability (seriously). They’ve actually been working on this for 3 years, but I’m sure they still have a lot of work to do to get carbon pricing implemented in Massachusetts.

So, yes, my point is that I think we should all be supporting Climate XChange — Tesla raffle or not. But let’s get on to the raffle.

This raffle is extra sweet because the winner doesn’t just get $110,450 to buy a Tesla Model X or Model S — she/he also gets $36,730 to pay for the taxes on that vehicle, so that the new owner can afford to keep and enjoy the Tesla! Additionally, in case it wasn’t already clear, you (if you win) get to design your Tesla — selecting the options and colors you want. That’s nicer than just receiving a car that may or may not be your dream ride even if it is your dream model.

That’s not the end, though. Climate XChange will also give the winner a Tesla home EV charging station ($750) and the money to have it installed ($500). A nice perk, even if  110V charging is enough for many of us.

There’s more than one winner in this raffle, though. There are several additional prizes you can win:

  • Two A2B Ferber Electric Bikes
  • Various electric outdoor home care products
  • “Two indoor home care products that simplify your life and have no carbon emissions!” (details on the website)
  • An iRobot vacuum cleaner
  • 24 hours with a Tesla Model S

Note that the raffle closes on December 31 at 9:00 pm, and the drawing will be a few hours later (I guess part of a New Year’s Eve party).

Go and buy your tickets here if you haven’t yet… or add to your chances.

*Full disclosure: This article has been kindly sponsored by Climate XChange. Also, Climate XChange has no affiliation with or sponsorship by Tesla Motors Company.

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