Why buy an electric vehicle, when you could win one? Climate XChange’s seventh Annual EV Raffle gives you the opportunity to fully customize a Rivian or Tesla, and there’s only one month left to enter.
Here are eight reasons why Climate XChange’s EV Raffle is the best choice — for you and for the planet:
1. Biggest Prize Pool Value of Any EV Raffle
We offer the highest-value prize pool of any EV Raffle out there. The Grand Prize Winner gets to design their own dream Rivian or Tesla — two of the most advanced EV brands in the world. You can choose any model vehicle, including the Tesla Model X Plaid, or the Rivian R1S SUV, with any features you want. Has an EV from another manufacturer caught your eye? We also offer an alternative grand prize of $100,000 that can be used to buy the EV of your dreams.
After factoring in the value of the car, taxes, and fees (all paid by us!), the total Grand Prize is worth over $250,000. That’s 1,000 times the price of your ticket!
2. We’ll Save You Thousands on Taxes
Did you know you have to pay federal and state taxes on any prize you win in a raffle, lottery, or sweepstakes? So when you win a prize worth as much as this one, you could be on the hook for a lot of money. This includes winning a physical prize, like a car — you might have to pay tens of thousands of dollars to drive off in your prize.
But in our raffle, we have you covered. If you win, we’ll take care of all of the taxes for you. The exact amount depends on which car you choose, but we’ll pay up to $85,000 in taxes to make sure that you get to drive away in your dream car and owe nothing.
3. Your Odds Are Really Good
We will only sell a maximum of 5,000 tickets in our raffle. Many other contests and sweepstakes sell as many tickets as possible, but this lowers your odds of winning. Since our raffle has a lower ticket limit, even if we sell out, you’re guaranteed a 1:5000 shot at winning our Grand Prize. Plus we have cash prizes for 2nd–5th place, so your chances of being a winner are even higher.
Right now we’ve only sold around 2,500 tickets, and with one month until our drawing, your odds of winning have never been better!
4. We Have Extra Cash Prizes
Even if you aren’t the lucky Grand Prize Winner, that doesn’t mean that you have to walk away empty handed. We will keep our drawing going with cash prizes for 2nd-5th place, money that could go towards anything — even to help buy your own EV! The cash prizes are:
5. No Catch-22s
The Grand Prize winner gets to choose any Rivian or Tesla that they want, period. Climate XChange won’t restrict your options to certain models or features. You get to fully customize everything about your dream car. It’s that simple.
We also guarantee that our Grand Prize is what we say it is, with no tricky fine print. Some raffles might change what their grand prize is if they don’t meet a minimum amount of ticket sales. And while we hope to sell out, no matter how many tickets we sell, we’re raffling off a fully-customized Rivian or Tesla electric vehicle, and you’ll pay nothing to drive it home.
6. We’ve Been Doing this for a While
We have been raffling off electric vehicles since 2015 to fund our critical work. Climate XChange has a track record of helping people select, order, and drive home in their dream cars; you can see our previous winners here.
While we’ve previously solely raffled off Teslas, this year we heard from previous participants interested in winning other EVs. That’s why we expanded our prize pool to include Rivian’s R1S and R1T. Also,our Alternative Grand Prize of $100,000 can be used to purchase any of the exciting EVs coming on the market today. As a nonprofit, our raffle proceeds fund our work, and one of our board members spoke with Business Insider about how recent Tesla news has impacted this year’s fundraiser.
7. It’s Straightforward and Transparent
Our raffle is straightforward and transparent, especially in the care we take to fairly draw our winners. We print each individual raffle ticket stub and live stream the drawing (from loading our raffle drum with ticket stubs to drawing our winners) so you can feel comfortable that the winners were fairly chosen. In order to earn your trust, we also hire independent auditors to oversee the raffle, ensuring that every ticket purchased is actually entered into the drawing.
8. You’re Helping States Pass Climate Policy
The U.S. is not on track to meet its climate goals, and the transportation industry accounts for more than 25 percent of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Light-duty vehicles, like passenger cars, comprise more than half of the transportation sector’s emissions. State actors all over the country are working to electrify our transportation system, but we need to act quickly to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
It’s vital that states have effective policies in place not only to support cleaner transportation, but to foster climate solutions across all sectors of our economy. Climate XChange’s team is dedicated to making these policies a reality by equipping climate actors with data and resources for passing legislation and facilitating interstate collaboration. All of the proceeds from our EV Raffle help carry out our mission and put one more electric vehicle on the road. Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our raffle participants.
By purchasing a raffle ticket, you not only have the chance to win a brand new, fully-loaded Rivian or Tesla, but you are also investing in a livable future for generations to come.
This article is supported by Climate XChange.
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