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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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  1. Matt B said:

    Very cool! It seems now it’s even more feasible to own an EV! 🙂 Thanks for the info MGE! 🙂

    at 2:11 pm on April 28, 2016
  2. Cindy Poe said:

    Glad that the new apartment developments are doing right be their tenants and the community by putting in chargers.

    at 2:16 pm on April 28, 2016
  3. Kathy Grunke said:

    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.

    at 2:16 pm on April 28, 2016
  4. Joyce Knutson said:

    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.

    at 2:19 pm on April 28, 2016
  5. Dana Kennedy said:

    I’m considering a Volt when it’s time to replace my car, love the electric capability with an extended range option if needed.

    at 2:24 pm on April 28, 2016
  6. Grant H. Turner said:

    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.

    at 2:32 pm on April 28, 2016
  7. Sierra Messenger said:

    That’s great that going green is a community wide effort, as shown by entire apartment buildings looking to accommodate their EV tenants!

    at 2:39 pm on April 28, 2016
  8. Gary D Erickson said:

    It’s a good idea but, for people like me how can not afford a new EV your
    stuck with the old gas hog!

    at 2:42 pm on April 28, 2016
  9. Lee Sorensen said:

    Lokking forward to that day for my self.

    at 3:10 pm on April 28, 2016
  10. Jeanne Gomoll said:

    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!

    at 3:16 pm on April 28, 2016
  11. Susan Knoedel said:

    I’m surprised there are so many places you can charge your car.

    at 3:41 pm on April 28, 2016
  12. Mike said:

    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?

    at 3:46 pm on April 28, 2016
  13. Julie Crego said:

    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.

    at 3:55 pm on April 28, 2016
  14. Helena Tsotsis said:

    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.

    at 4:14 pm on April 28, 2016
  15. Barbara Hanna said:

    I have been looking for info on condo owners to charge an electric car

    at 5:21 pm on April 28, 2016
  16. Amy said:

    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!

    at 6:27 pm on April 28, 2016
  17. Wes said:

    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.

    at 6:55 pm on April 28, 2016
  18. Jane Greischar said:

    Great video. I think it helps make considering owning an EV less intimidating

    at 6:57 pm on April 28, 2016
  19. Diana Haverberg said:

    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!

    at 8:52 pm on April 28, 2016
  20. Elizabeth Niblack-Sykes said:

    The vast majority my driving is within a 25 mile radius. Someday * hope to have an electric car!

    at 2:52 am on April 29, 2016
  21. Andrew Dufresne said:

    Thanks for the great information!

    at 10:41 am on April 29, 2016
  22. Michelle said:

    I’m interested in purchasing an electric vehicle, so it’s great to learn more about quick-charge EV power.

    at 8:49 pm on April 29, 2016
  23. Walter Burt said:

    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!

    at 11:20 am on April 30, 2016
  24. Aleksandr Kladnitsky said:

    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.

    at 3:06 pm on April 30, 2016
  25. Carol Jean Krause said:

    Hello –
    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!

    at 11:16 pm on May 1, 2016
  26. Brian said:

    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!

    at 2:10 pm on May 2, 2016
  27. Tim Cordon said:

    Great little video! I loved it. I’m going to look into EV!

    at 6:51 pm on May 5, 2016
  28. Carol W said:

    Great to see apartment complexes getting into providing access. Another reason to consider owning a EV.

    at 11:57 am on May 6, 2016

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