Thinking of an EV? Ask the Man Who Owns One

“I will never own a gas car again. I’m still committed to the environment, but it’s all about the quiet, the driving dynamics, and never having to touch that dirty, nasty gasoline again.”
 

At a recent Solar Drinks get together, I noticed a brand new Chevrolet Bolt electric car in the parking lot. This is the … Read More.

Coming Soon: “Leaf to Home” Emergency Electrical Backup

Adapted from a Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
Today about 4,000 households in Japan are utilizing their EVs to manage home energy use. They can be used as a backup power supply for blackouts and emergencies.
Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries can do more than just provide power for driving – they can also be used as … Read More.

Mr. Graunke and His Dream Car

There are some dreams that just never die and there are some people that will never quit pursuing them. Gary Graunke had such a dream and for the last 46 years he has been pursuing it.
The dream began in 1966, when two representatives from General Motors came to Gary’s high school and talked about electric … Read More.

New Leaf Pays Its Way

Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) member Chris Arnesen and his wife are the proud owners of a brand new, all electric Nissan Leaf after being without a car for almost two years. During that time they used public transportation and joined the car-sharing program, Zipcar.
They have been keeping track of the cost of the electricity … Read More.