By Joe Wachunas, CleanTechnica
“In Nebraska, we stayed in a cabin at an RV park and had access
to a 240 volt charger typically used by RVs.”
Our EV surpassed any ICE [Internal Combustion Engine] car in fueling cost and pollution reduction and came close to matching the traditional auto in how easy it was to “fill’er up.” In total, it took 41 hours of driving and 5 hours of charging to go 2,747 miles. Here are 9 “road trip” lessons we learned along the way. Read more here.
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Joe Wachunas ives in Portland, Oregon, and works for the nonprofit Forth, which promotes electric transportation. He is also involved with Electrify Now because he believes that electrifying everything, from transportation to homes, is the quickest path to an equitable, clean energy future. And of course, Joe and his family live in an all-electric home and drive an EV.
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S EV INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
- The key things to know about Biden’s EV infrastructure plan, GreenBiz
Within President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan — the American Jobs Plan — unveiled last week, the White House is proposing a massive $174 billion investment “to win the EV market.” It’s a historic move that will have deep implications for the emerging U.S. EV industry. If it passes Congress mostly intact, we could see Americans’ use of plug-in vehicles jump considerably.
- Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Leaders, The White House Briefing Room
MORE EV NEWS
- Growing EV Adoption: The Solution Already On The Road, Forbes
With the earliest EV models turning 10 years old, and newer EVs constantly coming off short-term leases, we’re seeing more emerge in the used car marketplace – and at significantly lower prices than new offerings. To further appeal to consumers, EVs have lower operating costs than their gas-powered counterparts. According to recent analysis by Consumer Reports, owning an EV will save the typical driver $6,000 to $10,000 over the life of the vehicle, compared to owning a similar gas-powered vehicle. And, while the life of a used EV is shorter to the second owner, the elimination of routine oil changes, engine tune-ups and gas fill-ups still leads to major savings.
- Cleaner by the mile: Electric trucks can have outsized environmental and health benefits, Utility Dive
- Auto dealer sees Clean Cars as great first step for electric vehicles in Virginia, Energy News Network. In an interview, the president and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive in Charlottesville, Virginia, talks about the opportunities and challenges for auto dealers as the state looks to speed its transition to electric vehicles.
- Chinese Tesla rival Xpeng Motors launches sedan with new driverless features as EV race heats up, CNBC. The P5, Xpeng’s third production model and second sedan after the P7, adds another competitor to Tesla’s Model 3 in China’s increasingly crowded field of electric car-makers.
- Audi just debuted its cheapest electric car, CNN Business
Audi’s E-Tron line is part of a larger push by the Volkswagen Group to become a major competitor in the electric vehicle market.
NEBRASKA’S LARGEST UTILITIES’ EV PROGRAMS
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LINKS TO MORE EV NEWS & RESOURCES
- Alternative Fuels Data Center, Department of Energy
- Charged Electric Vehicle Magazine
- Charge Up Midwest
- Clean Cities Coalition Network
- Electric Auto Association
- Electric Drive Transportation Association
- Electrify America
- EV World
- Fully Charged Show, YouTube Videos
- Green Car Congress
- Green Car Reports
- National Drive Electric Week
- Nebraska Community Energy Alliance
- Plug In America
- Plug In Cars
- Sierra Club’s Clean Transportation for All Campaign
- Solar Charged Driving