LovEV: Before You Buy

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Every new car buyer has research to do, and EV drivers Lauri and Michael are no exception. See how they discovered answers to their EV questions.

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  1. Jennifer Bulleit said:

    I’ve been waiting the last few years to buy a new car, hoping for a plug-in hybrid that could’ve a commute car AND a long trip car. I’m really disappointed at the paucit of choices in Madison. I have drivin some awesome EVs though and I’m about ready to just get an EV for town and figure out trips later!

    at 10:59 am on April 10, 2019
  2. troy tadych said:

    I just got my chevy Volt. Works great for my 15 mile commute, and ready to go for road trips. I can charge at work on a level 2 for free.

    at 11:49 am on April 10, 2019
  3. Notley Maddox said:

    I’ve been watching the progress of EV’s for a long time, everything from electric assist bicycles, motorcycles and scooters, buses, trucks and cars. I’m excited to see how fast they’re improving. I’m looking forward to trading my ICE vehicles for EV’s.

    at 6:11 pm on April 16, 2019
  4. Glenn Bolt said:

    Great story, bought a Tesla Model 3, highly recommend making the switch, 7 weeks without visiting a gas station.

    at 7:07 pm on June 14, 2019
  5. Rong Xiao said:

    For my short daily commutes, EVs just make sense for my family. It’s a responsible part of using less and getting more from our planet.

    at 7:08 pm on June 14, 2019
  6. Fei Xiao said:

    EVs have come down in price and just makes sense for us.

    at 7:09 pm on June 14, 2019
  7. Anita Faulkner said:

    We are still driving our 2012 I-Miev which we brought with us from Virginia to Madison. We just hit 30K miles. Our favorite part about owning an EV is almost zero maintenance. Our only maintenance cost, so far at seven years, has been a new set of tires. It is our only vehicle and, if we go out of town, we rent a car. We are fortunate to live in a condo with a heated garage and it was worth the expense to have someone install the Level 2 charger we brought with us. If you are willing to rent a car now and then, you can and should own an EV.

    at 7:10 pm on June 14, 2019
  8. David said:

    Love the idea of leasing with an option to buy since the technology is changing so fast.

    at 7:13 pm on June 14, 2019
  9. Jody Morey said:

    I’m glad to know that the distance between charges is improving Most of my trips are shorter, but I’m still wondering about road trips and if I will have trouble finding a charging station and how much time it will take to charge.
    It’s good to know there is a hybrid choice and I look into that some more.

    at 7:13 pm on June 14, 2019
  10. James F Monroe said:

    Excellent video! Glad to finally see some Tesla recognition. These are two great options shown!

    at 7:15 pm on June 14, 2019
  11. Luke Brown said:

    Very interesting video. Glad to see more exposure with EVs. Would be nice to see the video elaborate on costs for installing EV plug in to your home and the cost/energy required to charge different EVs.

    at 7:27 pm on June 14, 2019
  12. Tia Davis said:

    For such a short video it was very informative. I didn’t know charging costs compare to gasoline at about $1.00 gallon. I didn’t know there are so many more charging stations now and the distance has improved per charge. I also didn’t know you can save costs because t here’s no oil changes, spark plugs etc.

    Great video. Katy always does a nice job.

    at 7:34 pm on June 14, 2019
  13. Praneeth said:

    Loved the way we can charge our car at our parking spots and now that I moved to Madison and have seen lots of Charging stations near by, I would love to have one EV model. I do not have to spent time for Oil changes, at Gas stations.

    at 8:06 pm on June 14, 2019
  14. Laura said:

    We already have a (12 year old) hybrid and this sounds tempting as a “next step up.”

    at 8:07 pm on June 14, 2019
  15. Clark Johnson said:

    We purchased a GE Volt two years ago. Even with only a conventional 115v. outlet, it fully charges overnight and provides 60+ miles on a charge. I calculate that we are driving it for the equivalent of 60¢/gallon gasoline utilizing MG&E’s off-peak power rate. Most of our driving is local; we fill its 8-gallon tank about once every six weeks.

    at 8:09 pm on June 14, 2019
  16. Bob Beck said:

    Plug me in

    at 8:37 pm on June 14, 2019
  17. S Holec said:

    Great information. We hope to purchase an EV as our next car.

    at 11:35 am on June 15, 2019
  18. Joanne Vogt said:

    I have a 2013 Chevy Volt which gets 41 miles on electric before going to the hybrid support. I love my car and just wish I had more miles based on electric only because we sometimes take trips that are longer, of course.

    With the new charging stations in so many places, I am hoping to go all electric with my next vehicle. I usually buy used cars, so I may have to wait for the all electrics to be on sale used and for what I can afford.


    at 7:10 pm on June 15, 2019
  19. Jo Nord said:

    This was helpful. Thanks!

    at 8:49 pm on June 15, 2019
  20. Bill Kinsey said:

    We are looking at a used ca as more EV used vehicles become available.
    Has anyone been able to use solar energy for their level 2 charger?

    at 8:59 pm on June 15, 2019
  21. Ric Soto said:

    Great overview of the factors in decision making. The effect of EVs on reducing the carbon footprint should be emphasized. Also, this green effect of EVs is further enhanced when solar or wind power is used for the home charging.

    at 10:00 pm on June 15, 2019
  22. Mark Landmark said:

    Thank you for the video. It provided a good thumbnail of an electric car’s advantages.

    at 1:27 am on June 17, 2019
  23. David said:

    I love that you can look up charging stations online. It makes it easier to see how practical driving an EV can be

    at 2:33 pm on June 17, 2019
  24. Curran Riley said:

    This is a nice summary of what to think about when considering an electric car. Very helpful!

    at 3:19 pm on June 17, 2019
  25. Jared Ramthun said:

    Always wanted an EV!

    at 2:17 am on June 18, 2019
  26. Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes said:

    Starting to casually browse as my hybrid reaches 11 years old… can you do a level 2 charger with home solar? Have the increased state fees/taxes on energy efficient vehicles been factored in? Looking forward to more used EV’s on the market.

    at 4:28 pm on June 18, 2019
  27. Mary Johnson said:

    Hoping our next vehicle will be an EV. Just have to figure out the road trips!

    at 4:01 pm on June 20, 2019
  28. MarinaMG said:

    I hope to find an affordable EV car to replace my commuting car once I have to replace it. I hate to put gas in the car and with a plug at Willy st coop, I’d be confident on being covered.

    at 2:09 pm on June 24, 2019
  29. Jeanne Gomoll said:

    We are starting to look for our next car and I really appreciate the suggestions made in this video. Thanks.

    at 8:32 pm on June 28, 2019
  30. Alex M said:

    Cool! Will be looking at EV’s next time I’m car shopping. As for the vid, very informative. All that is missing is a comprehensive list of what makes you can purchase locally that have electric models. I believe BMW and Range Rover do as well. My only other question is about getting local service; some makes are probably more accessible than others. Regardless…this is the future. Now!

    at 4:29 am on July 18, 2019
  31. Jeff Soellner said:

    Great story for simple EV curiosity!l Nice bright clear language and very well thought out shots and edits. Thanks for the good information

    at 4:10 pm on November 22, 2019
  32. GrandPa said:

    Next car will be EV.

    at 10:59 am on April 8, 2020
  33. Jan Hoffman said:

    I know how quiet these cars can be. How about road noise, any?

    at 3:42 pm on May 5, 2020

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