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Electric Vehicle Battery Basics

As we prepared for our trip out, we asked our member-owners and friends what they wanted to know most about electric vehicles. Charging questions definitely overwhelmed us, but questions about batteries were right behind.

We spent quite a bit of time learning about batteries, so we thought we would share what we learned with you.

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Stories from the Road: Driving Cross Country in Your EV

As you probably know by now, we are on the road in our first ever electric vehicle driving experience. Our round-trip road trip to Salt Lake City is over 2,00 miles.

In order to prepare for our trip, we met with local connections who drive an electric vehicle. Mark and Kathleen Bernick are member-owners of Stearns Electric Association who own their Tesla Model X. In addition to providing us with the top things to know about driving EVs, they shared a story with us about their first time driving cross-country in the Tesla Model X.

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Beneficial Electrification: Efficient, Smart and Clean!

EVs and Beneficial Electrification

Electric cars are a win-win for utilities and electricity users
Technological progress is making appliances and other electric devices more efficient. Advancements in power plant technology and renewable development will continue to reduce the environmental effect of the electric system. These two converging trends are making one thing very clear: electricity is a smart choice. As the electric system continues to become cleaner and more efficient, there is growing support for using electricity in new ways.

Encouraging the smart use of electricity in a strategic manner is a win-win for both the electric cooperative and the electric consumer.

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Supercharger Story: Lusk, Wyoming

On our road trip, one of our stops was the small town of Lusk, Wyoming. Population 1,557. Although nearly every single charging location we have traveled to so far has provided its own charm, the community of Lusk was one to highlight.

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What Does an Electric Vehicle Really Cost?

We have been asked many times about the cost of electric vehicles. Here is a few of the frequently asked questions broken down for you:

How much does an electric vehicle cost?
A wide range of electric vehicles are available for every conceivable free market segment. As a result, the purchase price of a new electric vehicle varies widely based upon the vehicle make, model, type, package and accessories. Check out this electric vehicle comparison chart to review a few options or explore automakers’ website for specific vehicle costs.

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