Power of Change
EVs deliver high impact
After decades of false starts, electric vehicles are here to stay. See why one local driver loves his EV’s high efficiency – and high impact on the environment.
Congrats to Larry P. and Phil D. — they each won a Teckin smart plug WiFi outlet for their great comments on this story!
Does the electric vehicle have as much pick-up (passing power) as the Prius? What are your utility costs? — are they demonstrably higher?
I have a 2016 Chevy Volt that has an EPA range of 53 miles. My experience has been much different. During the part of the year when it is not necessary to run the heat or the air conditioning, I get near 80 miles range around the city. Then if there is a need to travel further, the gasoline generator will allow the car to go about 400 mi. per tank. Last month it went over 1000 miles between fill ups.
Definitely an accelerating trend. My daughter has a Chevy Volt, and they love it.
In the video they mentioned the transition of buyer-types of electric vehicles going from the environmentally conscious to someone who appreciates and expects high performance in a vehicle. That’s something that Tesla has always understood. Not only do they make fully electric cars, but high performance, luxury vehicles. Once car connoisseurs see the value in actual performance and experience in electric vehicles, the electric vehicle market could increase exponentially.
Makes sense to me, even better if you can get your electricity from a renewable source like wind or solar!
This is a great story. It is very encouraging as I am very concerned about levels of pollution, including noise pollution. These gentleman are correct, we all need to start getting on board and convert to more efficient modes of transportation that pollute less. I agree, why would anyone be satisfied getting only 10-15 mpg?
What is the average cost (using MGE standard rates) to fully charge an electric vehicle, for instance a Volt. Right now I barely spend $20 /month on gas alone, so not sure this is an economic advantage.