Did you know four out of five electric car drivers power up at home? See why more homes and apartments are getting hooked up for quick-charge EV power.
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Very cool! It seems now it’s even more feasible to own an EV! 🙂 Thanks for the info MGE! 🙂
Glad that the new apartment developments are doing right be their tenants and the community by putting in chargers.
It is a good way to help our environment, service the needs of consumers who want to have this option and the wave of the future. We need to adapt to this idea because it is easy to charge your car. It is just a matter of doing things differently, thinking differently and developing new habits.
I had not known that apartments now may provide a place to charge an electric vehicle. I hope the demand is sufficient to warrant more charging in apartments.
I’m considering a Volt when it’s time to replace my car, love the electric capability with an extended range option if needed.
I am not that enthralled by the advent of electric cars. I realize that it is in it’s infancy, but the power does have to come from somewhere and that means the source has been shifted. I also realize that the use of more efficient power sources is helping. With that said, I think that this is only one of the advances we must be looking for in the future.
That’s great that going green is a community wide effort, as shown by entire apartment buildings looking to accommodate their EV tenants!
It’s a good idea but, for people like me how can not afford a new EV your
stuck with the old gas hog!
Lokking forward to that day for my self.
A few years ago, i told friends that my next car would be electric. They laughed and said it wasn’t practical yet. They are not laughing anymore and I’m making plans for my next car. Thanks for the info about at-home charging options!
I’m surprised there are so many places you can charge your car.
Charging my EV at home is like charging my cell phone. When I get home I plug it in and forget about it. Then when I’m ready to leave it’s charged and ready to go. I don’t have to factor in any extra time to stop for gas along my route.
Question: Does the VOLT still use gas to run a generator to charge the batteries?
I have a hybred now, but am interested in all electric cars. We travel 15 hrs every three months, so this is still an issue. But they seem great all around the city cars. I’m hoping they will become more common along with charging options.
I did not know that it was so easy to install a charger at home! I will keep that in mind for my next car purchase in a couple years.
I have been looking for info on condo owners to charge an electric car
I can’t afford an EV but I appreciate clean air to breathe so I would like to thank everyone who does have one. Thank you!
Really great video with a lot of great points to own an electric vehicle and sign up for green power!
I’ve had a Chevy Volt for almost a year now and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering buying electric. I also signed up for partial green power and my electricity rates went up a little, but not much.
It’s great to see more charging stations charging stations being added. I would like to get a permanent 240v station when I move to a house, but for now plugging into an outside outlet works well enough.
Great video. I think it helps make considering owning an EV less intimidating
I do not have an electric car, but I would have just assumed that any home owner who does have an electric car would charge it at home. On the other hand, I was surprised to see that apartment renters can, in some complexes, charge their electric cars at home. Definitely a benfit to the environment!
The vast majority my driving is within a 25 mile radius. Someday * hope to have an electric car!
Thanks for the great information!
I’m interested in purchasing an electric vehicle, so it’s great to learn more about quick-charge EV power.
We use our Volt mainly for local city driving. We rarely discharge it fully. It’s extremely rare that we cannot recharge overnight, at 115 Volts, 8 amps. Even so, we did have a dedicated line run to the garage and sometimes let the car draw 12 amps. The line itself could carry 220V, but the folks at Hill Electric felt you guys at MG&E would look askance at an additional 220 on our 100 amp service!
We own a Chevy Volt and are looking at buying the Tesla Model 3. The amount of amps you need depends on the vehicle so pay attention to that as well.
Very interesting video. I recently purchased a 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid car this past October. It is part electric, part engine. Since I don’t own a home, I had no place to plug it in. This vehicle does not require me to plug it in. The battery has a regenerative brake which charges up the battery while you drive in the city. If highway driving and using the engine, the battery charges up while you are driving it then. It is very nice not having to charge the battery, the vehicle does it itself. When you are not using the heater or it is not winter, like right now, the vehicle gets 51 to 52 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Love this car. I also purchased this car because I wanted to do my part to stop global warming and be more green oriented. I hope it is making a difference in the environment. Thank you for a great video!
I have an EV and love it! Yes, I usually charge it at home, but I do like being able to charge it at MG&E ChargePoint stations around town. When at home, I use MG&E’s GreenPower to charge it using wind power–no greenhouse gas emissions. This is the right thing to do for the future of our society and planet, and I think the small additional cost is well worth it. Thanks!
Great little video! I loved it. I’m going to look into EV!
Great to see apartment complexes getting into providing access. Another reason to consider owning a EV.