Charge Ahead

More miles, faster charge

One local family shares how their new electric car fits perfectly into their lifestyle. It’s practical, convenient to charge and enjoyable to drive! See how easy it is to charge an electric vehicle (EV) through MGE’s Charge@Home program. A single charge gets the Brosius family where they want to go in their EV!

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  1. Bill said:

    Nice video! Will make me consider looking at electric alternatives when we purchase our next vehicle.

    at 3:47 pm on April 7, 2020
  2. Nathan DauSchmidt said:

    The chargepoint app is really handy to help find stations. I’ve had an PHEV for about 4 months now, and while I only have 110 at home to charge, there are plenty of places to charge faster around my work.

    at 4:08 pm on April 7, 2020
  3. Valerie Schend said:

    Electric vehicles are sounding better. Keep up the good work.

    at 5:07 pm on April 7, 2020
  4. Rong Xiao said:

    Neat. I want to connect with MGE’s Charge@Home when I get an electric Vehicle.

    at 5:19 pm on April 7, 2020
  5. Julie Fitzpatrick said:

    We are considering a new car this year, to replace our hybrid vehicle. An electric car is the next natural step.

    at 6:42 pm on April 7, 2020
  6. Catherine Willette said:

    How can you remotely start charging IF the vehicle is not already connected to the charger? And if it is already connected, WHY would you have to do so remotely?? Doesn’t make sense to me. More info please…details please. Thnx.

    at 7:48 pm on April 7, 2020
  7. Adam Hills-Meyer said:

    Very cool. Do all the cars have similar chargers, and are the chargers interchangeable?

    at 8:09 pm on April 7, 2020
  8. Jeff Ekola said:

    I like the idea of electric vehicles and have thought hard about getting one. But now we have moved out to Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on Madison far east side (across American Parkway from the American Family Insurance Company’s headquarters). I’ve looked around in both the outside parking lots and in the underground parking. I can’t find a single charging place.

    Do you have any suggestions about how Oakwood could make charging stations available? There would have to be several in the outside parking lots and several in the three underground parking facilities.

    at 8:59 pm on April 7, 2020
  9. Doug Carlson said:

    Great example of how an EV fits into this family’s lifestyle to meet its needs and their desire to improve the environment. It would be interesting to know what share of their family’s driving uses the EV vs. another vehicle? 50%? 80%?

    at 7:26 am on April 8, 2020
  10. AlexM said:

    All positive! But what brand was the EV?

    at 8:01 am on April 8, 2020
  11. susan haynes said:

    That is such a beautiful story bc/ it illustrates how easy it is to make sustainable choices. And their beautiful child reminds us to think of the future. Often climate change seems like too enormous of a problem but if we all do little things and make sustainable choices we will make progress.

    at 9:01 am on April 8, 2020
  12. Paul Miller said:

    Thanks for this story, it has updated me to the advancements in EVs themselves, and charging infrastructure in particular! Keep up the good work!

    at 10:23 am on April 8, 2020
  13. GrandaPa said:

    I already know that our next car will be EV.

    at 10:54 am on April 8, 2020
  14. Mike Lipp said:

    I have been thinking about going with an EV for some time now as my present vehicle ages out. I have been waffling between an EV and a plug in electric hybrid. I too, as with the family in the video, would like a hatchback for its utility feature. The use of the happy baby in many of the scenes seals the deal for me. Next Spring I am purchasing a new EV!

    at 12:08 pm on April 8, 2020
  15. Josh said:

    It’s great to know this program is available when considering new car options. Thanks for sharing this story!

    at 4:36 pm on April 8, 2020
  16. Roger Pauk said:

    Very cool

    at 4:48 pm on April 8, 2020
  17. Robert A. Bean said:

    At age 88 I thought I would be driving an electric car long ago but it has not happened “yet”. My aging Honda Civic still gives me 40 miles to the gallon the way I drive, … so all I do now is think about driving an electric car.

    at 10:34 am on April 11, 2020
  18. Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes said:

    It’s encouraging to know ranges are increasing, as well as charging stations. I’ll definitely look into an electric vehicle when it is time to shop for a new car.

    at 1:09 pm on April 13, 2020
  19. Joanne Vogt said:


    I bought my Bolt after I had had a Volt for three years. I wanted more miles than the 40 for the Volt which then became a hybrid. I get 238 miles in whether of 32 degrees plus and around 220 when it’s colder. I love all the features, including one-pedal driving, where you can save your breaks, because you just take your foot off the accelerator and it automatically greatly reduces the speed and regenerates the battery. I absolutely love it…besides it’s really sweet looking!

    at 9:09 am on April 16, 2020
  20. Jan Hoffman said:

    Helping the environment is number one and the electric cars can do it. I own a hybrid and love it.
    Hoping we will have charge stations available soon. Not sure how far these vehicles can travel on one charge.

    at 3:28 pm on May 5, 2020
  21. Jeff said:

    Very good story telling and equally great production make for a memorable feature, keep up the EV story MG&E! Thanks for spreading such a quality important story.

    at 11:43 am on May 10, 2020
  22. Carla said:

    It’s encouraging to know ranges are increasing, as well as charging stations. We have been looking closer at hybrid vehicle

    at 8:31 am on May 17, 2020

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