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EV charging, simplified.

Charging an electric vehicle just keeps getting easier – and faster. See how a new MGE program makes high-speed EV charging simple, right from the comfort of your garage.

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  1. Scott Hanson said:

    We recently bought a Bolt also. I am sharing this video with friends to remind them about considering an EV in their future. Also, the production value in this piece really impressed me. Good job.

    at 10:02 am on November 10, 2017
  2. Susan Knoedel said:

    Great to hear about the planning for the increasing use of e-cars

    at 2:20 pm on November 16, 2017
  3. John Raymond Hoch said:

    What type of penalty if we move before 5 years is up?

    at 2:23 pm on November 16, 2017
  4. John Scherpelz said:

    Cool video, I did not know MG&E would install a charger at my home– something to look into, if Congress doesn’t eliminate the tax credit for EV’s.

    at 2:24 pm on November 16, 2017
  5. Kevin K said:

    Interesting program. Really hoping my next vehicle will be an electric hybrid. Have my eye on the Mini Countryman…

    at 2:26 pm on November 16, 2017
  6. Jackson said:

    It’s encouraging to see a utility like MG&E taking steps to adapt to changing technologies and the world around it. I would love to see more initiatives in the alternative energy and technology sphere led by utilities like MG&E as they have such a huge potential to impact change and make a difference. MG&E has the unique knowledge, economic capability and stability, as well as the financial interest and a responsibility to the community to keep ahead of this changing landscape.

    at 2:29 pm on November 16, 2017
  7. Stuart Utley said:

    Recently got a. 2012 used Prius Plug-in Hybrid EV, but just use a level1 charger to fully charge it in just a few hours at home..

    at 2:44 pm on November 16, 2017
  8. steve kosciuk said:

    Cool! I’ve been thinkin about getting a Chevy Volt!

    at 2:47 pm on November 16, 2017
  9. Anita Faulkner said:

    Great video. We have a 2012 Mitsubishi I-Miev and it is our only vehicle –
    we rent if we go out of town. We have a Level 2 home charger that we have been using since 2012. Because we live in a condo, I would love the ability to set to charge from our smart phone so we can charge late at night when usage is low – and I would love a way to track our usage – an ability we do not have with our current charger. However, since we have a charger that works fine, we have been hesitant to upgrade to one of the new ones. I am excited about the chance of winning a TP-Link smart plug!

    at 3:09 pm on November 16, 2017
  10. Val S said:

    Technology keeps getting better – and adaptations to accept the new technology are getting better as well.

    at 3:33 pm on November 16, 2017
  11. Gary Erickson said:

    I can’t wait until costs come a little more.

    at 3:43 pm on November 16, 2017
  12. Laura H. said:

    Our household has had a Prius since 2007. We love it and would be open to relying even more on non-gasoline power for our vehicle.

    at 3:46 pm on November 16, 2017
  13. Cindy Poe said:

    I like that MG&E is planning for an electric car future. Certainly planning for the potential impact on the grid coming from more electricity demand and potential spikes in timing of demand from people charging at home after work is important.

    at 4:23 pm on November 16, 2017
  14. Michael H said:

    We bought a 2017 Prius Prime last February. It’s worked out really well for our single car family and was priced below that of a normal Prius after incentives. While its 22 mile electric range is small compared to the Volt nearly 100% of our city driving is still on EV (so far, 45% of our total miles). We charge overnight at Level 1 and it has been just fine. Would love to have a Level 2 charger so we can keep the Level 1 charger in the car.

    at 4:37 pm on November 16, 2017
  15. Larry Palmer said:

    I love my Chevy Volt and I am glad that I have a partner, in MG&E, that makes it possible to have the choices that I do in charging and getting the most out of my plug-in hybrid vehicle.

    at 4:46 pm on November 16, 2017
  16. Carrie said:

    A 5 year commitment is long, in my mind. But I’m still interested. Also, I participate in the green energy program with MG&E, which I think should be promoted in tandem with this program as the are very much aligned in their purpose.

    at 4:57 pm on November 16, 2017
  17. Nancy Gathing said:

    Electric vehicles are, definitely, the way of the future which has already arrived. My dream is to own one someday when it becomes financially feasible for me! Meanwhile, I still drive an antiquated 1992 Honda Civic VX, built to get 50 m.p.g. at a time when that technology was unusual. Relatively few were produced before the technology was abandoned, perhaps, for political reasons. My, comparatively, unique car was severely rear-ended a few years ago; yet, still I keep it going for now. An E.V. is my future hope and my dream!

    at 8:17 pm on November 16, 2017
  18. Joseph Imilkowski said:

    I’m glad MGE is encouraging sensible EV use. Electric energy is about 1/3 the cost of petrol and it does not have to be imported. We have reduced our gas vehicle miles by half and saved over $800 in energy costs over the last year with our EV.

    at 9:24 pm on November 16, 2017
  19. Joe D said:

    It is good to see that MGE is looking to the future and embracing it for their customers.

    at 4:53 am on November 17, 2017
  20. Louise Meske said:

    I have a 2009 Honda Prius Touring. I love it still! At 175,000 miles it still runs like a new car. Now that my home runs on completely green energy through MG&E, half solar and half wind, I’m thinking about getting a fully electric car for around town and keeping the Prius for distance driving.

    at 6:38 am on November 17, 2017
  21. Josh S said:

    I have been considering making the step to electric so I’m excited to hear about this program. I think that offering the charging station to customers is a great incentive! MG&E continues to amaze me.

    at 7:30 am on November 17, 2017
  22. Fran Deaner said:

    Excellent video! Our son and daughter-in-law have two electric vehicles. They were early adapters and now would not think of driving anything else. The MG&E program would have made the installation of their charging units at home so much easier and more cost effective. Great program and incentive for customers.

    at 9:34 am on November 17, 2017
  23. Carolyn R Betz said:

    I will share this with my friend who recently bought an electric Prius. She needs to build a garage from which to recharge it. She currently goes to the Willy St. Co-op to do that. This would work well for her.

    at 10:09 am on November 17, 2017
  24. Emily said:

    My neighbors have an electric vehicle and love it!

    at 10:24 am on November 17, 2017
  25. Michael said:

    Encouraging story. This is the future IMO.
    It would be nice to see a story about state-wide efforts to supply charging stations.

    at 3:49 pm on November 17, 2017
  26. Gary said:

    I’ll buy an EV once the range goes up, and charging stations are more available.

    at 4:00 pm on November 19, 2017
  27. Jenny Ryan said:

    Impressive learning that MG&E is supporting customers who purchase electric cars. Small personal changes in how we use resources can collectively make a difference.

    at 8:47 am on November 20, 2017
  28. Sarah said:

    That’s awesome! Great work, MG&E!

    at 12:14 pm on November 22, 2017
  29. Kristin D said:

    Like it!

    at 11:18 pm on November 23, 2017
  30. Michelle Buerger said:

    I wasn’t aware of how much support MG&E gives to EV owners. I would like my next vehicle to be electric, so I will keep this in mind.

    at 4:04 pm on November 25, 2017
  31. Debbie Blackburn said:

    I like that MG&E sets up for you at no charge.

    at 4:18 pm on December 5, 2017
  32. Carol said:

    Nice program

    at 4:08 pm on December 29, 2017
  33. Paul Miller said:

    Pleased to know of this program for promoting charging an EV at home. I agree that electric vehicles are an important part of the future of transportation. As the need for electric charging increases, though, it will be even more important for electrical production to be as “green” as possible. Let’s hope that advancesin that part of the equation keeps pace!

    at 9:08 am on January 7, 2018

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