Looking to make a difference with your gifting this holiday season with a Rivian or Tesla? You could help fund climate action while securing a chance to win the quickest SUV on the road or the most capable electric SUV off the road — because Climate XChange has launched our 7th Annual EV Raffle.
With rising gas prices, improvements in battery technology, and historic federal investments in EV infrastructure, there’s never been a better time to drive an electric vehicle. Not to mention that the transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to climate change in the U.S., and passenger vehicles make up more than half of its emissions. Every year our raffle not only supports our work, but also tackles greenhouse gas emissions by adding one lucky new EV driver on the road.
The U.S. is beginning to catch up on electrifying transportation, with Congress passing recent bills that make driving EVs more convenient and affordable. Last November’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (2021) launched major investments in building out the National Alternative Fuels Corridor — a network of highways and roads that highlight public charging stations to make EV travel convenient and accessible. The law supplies $5 billion for states to construct public charging infrastructure and compile a network for EV data collection and sharing and $2.5 billion for grants to states, local governments, and municipalities to install publicly accessible charging infrastructure.
This past summer, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (2022), the country’s largest clean energy investment ever, extending 30 percent residential EV charging tax credits through 2032.
These unprecedented investments will allow EV drivers to conveniently plug in during trips across town or across the country, making the decision to go electric easier than ever. But why buy a luxury EV when you could win one?
This year, we’re offering our largest Grand Prize yet with a total value of up to $250,960, including federal and state taxes paid by us! Our Grand Prize winner will drive away in a Rivian R1S SUV or R1T Truck, or a custom-made Tesla of their choice, with options including the Model X Plaid.
Tesla’s Model X Plaid combines instant speed with spacious luxury. Powered by three motors, the Model X Plaid can accelerate from 0–60 in 2.5 seconds and travel a quarter mile in 9.9 seconds, making it the quickest SUV on the road. Beyond its incredible speed, Tesla’s latest offering features the famous falcon wings, steering yoke and stunningly simplistic design the company is known for. Our winner can also choose one of Tesla’s S, Y or 3 models.
But we didn’t stop there. We just added a new alternative Grand Prize, the Rivian R1S SUV with any and all available options. Car critic Doug DeMuro called the R1S “the best all-around car I’ve ever tested,” and “the most amazing electric SUV yet.” Designed for an active lifestyle, the R1S seats seven and has dual or quad-motor AWD, 300+ mile range, 0-60 in 3 seconds, a ground clearance of up to 14.9” and the ability to wade through water up to over 3 feet. Unique features include a power front trunk hood, built-in air compressor, two 120v outlets and removable/rechargeable flashlight and bluetooth speaker. Or choose the Rivian R1T pickup, with a five person crew cab, 5-foot bed and many of the same specs and features.
We’re also offering 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place cash prizes to increase your odds of winning.
|This Year’s Prizes:Grand Prize:
Your choice of:
Tesla Model X Plaid Luxury SUV or
Model S Plaid luxury performance sedan or
Model 3 Midsize Sedan or
Model Y Midsize SUV with any options or
Rivian R1S SUV or
Rivian R1T Truck
with any options
Max car total (which is for Model X Plaid) = $165,640
Max Tax Payments = $85,346
Total Value = $250,986
Alternative Grand Prize: $100,000
2nd Prize $10,000
3rd Prize $5,000
4th Prize $3,000
5th Prize $2,000
Total Prize pool value over $270,000
Every ticket purchase in the 7th Annual Raffle directly supports our nonprofit’s work decarbonizing our economy by advancing state-level climate policy. With historic federal investments in building a clean economy, states are primed for implementing climate plans and policies, accessing long-lasting funding sources, and assisting those on the front lines of the climate crisis. However, funding alone won’t solve the myriad of other challenges that stand in the way of states equitably reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s imperative that policymakers, business leaders, and advocates work together to pass climate policies that can achieve the greatest impact.
At Climate XChange, a Boston-based 501c3 nonprofit, our team is dedicated to making these policies a reality by equipping climate actors with data and resources for passing legislation and facilitating interstate collaboration. Through our campaign on the ground in Maryland and our State Climate Policy Network and Dashboard connecting policymakers and advocates from across the country, we’re harnessing the strength of thousands to push forward climate action on the state level.
There’s never been a better time to join the EV revolution. Get your hands on the quickest SUV on the road or the most capable electric SUV off the road in 2023 by entering our 7th Annual Raffle today.
This article is supported by Climate XChange.
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