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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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!
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.
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.
Great story, bought a Tesla Model 3, highly recommend making the switch, 7 weeks without visiting a gas station.
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.
EVs have come down in price and just makes sense for us.
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.
Love the idea of leasing with an option to buy since the technology is changing so fast.
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.
Excellent video! Glad to finally see some Tesla recognition. These are two great options shown!
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.
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.
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.
We already have a (12 year old) hybrid and this sounds tempting as a “next step up.”
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.
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Great information. We hope to purchase an EV as our next car.
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.
GO ELECTRIC is my motto!!!! CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT!!!
This was helpful. Thanks!
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?
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.
Thank you for the video. It provided a good thumbnail of an electric car’s advantages.
I love that you can look up charging stations online. It makes it easier to see how practical driving an EV can be
This is a nice summary of what to think about when considering an electric car. Very helpful!
Always wanted an EV!
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.
Hoping our next vehicle will be an EV. Just have to figure out the road trips!
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.
We are starting to look for our next car and I really appreciate the suggestions made in this video. Thanks.
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!
Great story for simple EV curiosity!l Nice bright clear language and very well thought out shots and edits. Thanks for the good information
Next car will be EV.
I know how quiet these cars can be. How about road noise, any?