Candid conversations EV owners.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are cleaner and more affordable than gasoline-powered cars—and they’re fun too! But many Minnesotans wonder how they really work here in the North Star State. Can they handle our extreme winters? Are they a pain to charge? Are there hidden costs to the technology? There’s so much information, where do you even begin?
Join us Thursday, August 20, 2020
6:30-7:45 p.m. CDT
Registration Required – Register Here
Join Fresh Energy, Shift2Electric, and American Lung Association for a free educational workshop that’s unaffiliated with any automakers. We’ll have an honest conversation about EV technology, models available, advancements, emissions impacts, the realities of charging, and more. But don’t take it from us! Our panel of EV owners from around the state will tell you what it is really like to own, charge, and drive electric in Minnesota. You will also have an opportunity to get your burning questions answered during a fast-paced Q&A segment.
Thank you to Xcel Energy and Minnesota Power for being promotional partners for this event.
Michael Bearfoot has been driving an EV for five years and currently owns a 2020 Chevy Bolt. Michael lives in a one-car household so the Bolt does it all, including grocery runs, Christmas Tree pick-ups, and road trips. Michael’s favorite thing about owning an EV is his fossil fuel independence. “I haven’t had to worry about gas prices in a long, long time.”
Janiece Watts is coming up on her one-year anniversary as an EV owner. She currently owns a 2012 Nissan Leaf and uses it to drive in the Twin Cities, and even to Mound and Balsam Lake, WI. Janiece’s favorite thing about her EV is not having to go to the gas station. “I love the heated steering wheel, the surprising roominess, and cruise control!”
Lisa Thurstin has been an EV owner for nearly two years. She currently owns a 2019 Kia Niro PHEV and as a one-car household her family uses the car for everything from running errands around the Twin Cities on electric to using 88 Octane on longer trips to the BWCA. “My favorite thing is the great mileage and ability to do everything I need to with just one vehicle from hauling landscape materials, canoe and kayaks, or just family, friends and cats.”
Philip Adam has been an EV owner for seven years. He currently owns a Tesla Model Y, BMW i3Rex, and a Nissan LEAF. Philip drives his i3 like a Miata and has crunched the numbers on his savings – the tires cost more per mile than the electricity! “My favorite thing about driving an EV is the near-zero carbon footprint and the quiet acceleration.”
David Thomson has been an EV owner for three years. He currently owns a Tesla Model X and prior to that owned a Toyota Prius Prime. The Model X is is only car, so he uses it for commuting, fun driving, and longer road trips to Chicago and Tennessee. “There are so many things I love about my EV. The daily economy, how fun and easy it is to drive, and its range are all my favorites – not to mention the seven seats with storage space.”
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