Yes, it’s true we drove a Tesla. And yes, Tesla has distinct advantages like an extended range and free charging at Tesla Superchargers. But that doesn’t mean charging on the road for other electric vehicles isn’t possible.
Before we tell you a little about charging on the road though, it’s important to remember that if you own an electric vehicle it is likely the vast majority of charging will take place at your home. It’s a new mindset that you have to wrap your head around. Most often you’ll pull into your garage at the end of the day, plug in and go on with your usual activities at home.
So let’s take a closer look at home charging first.
Continue reading Yes, We Drove a Tesla, but What About Charging Other Cars?
We’ve covered a lot of ground when it comes to electric vehicles on this trip but maybe you’re still wondering about some of the basics, like what’s the difference between a hybrid and an all electric vehicle, or how do EVs differ from gasoline cars. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
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LOCATION: Murdo, SD
MILES DRIVEN SINCE LAST CHARGE: 137.8 miles since last charge.
KWH USED: 50.9 kWh used.
Continue reading Road Trip Recharge #16: Murdo, SD
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.
Continue reading Beneficial Electrification: Efficient, Smart and Clean!