But few vehicle owners have actually taken advantage of the all-electric vehicle discount, Fitchett said.
Hybrid vehicles, which were granted a 1.6% discount, accounted for nearly all of the city's SATR requests. Fitchett didn't necessarily attribute the city's low inventory of qualified vehicles on the other levels to a lack of public interest.
As the discount program has its roots in the city and more electric vehicles hit the market, Fitchett will help dealerships in their efforts to bring models of electric vehicles to consumers. This is one of the few strategies the city has implemented to encourage the use of electric vehicles.
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In July, the City of Flagstaff, in partnership with the Arizona Public Service, installed four electric vehicle charging stations in Flagstaff City Hall. Growing incentives coupled with the city's new electric vehicle infrastructure could explain recent interest in electric vehicles from local dealers.
Joe Porto, general manager of the Findlay Volkswagen Flagstaff dealership, said he has a dozen pre-orders for Volkswagen's first all-electric SUV, which will hit the market later this year, rivaling the interest of Volkswagen dealerships in cities like Phoenix.
Weinstein is one of those customers and said he was happy with the move to an electric vehicle due to the availability of chargers in town and the greater range of new models. He also looks forward to the many incentives to be an electric vehicle owner.