Plug In West Michigan Podcast - Episode 1 - Myths
Part of WKTV Journal Grand Rapids, MI Community Programming
Listen Here: Episode 1 - EV Myths
Episode 1 Show Notes
- Host: Karl Bloss
- Blog: www.muskegonevguy.com
- Instagram @muskegonevguy
- West Michigan EV community: www.facebook.com/groups/WestMichiganEV/
- Guest: Tyler Burke
- Links and References
- AARP magazine: Electric Cars: Chevy Bolt EV vs. Tesla Model 3
- Finding charging stations:
- PlugShare site: www.plugshare.com/
- PlugShare app
- Charging networks:
- Electric Vehicle torque and acceleration
- YouTube: Electric Vehicle Torque at 0 RPM Explained
- YouTube: Tesla Ludicrous Model S launch reactions
- Electric Vehicle tax credit:
- Electric Vehicle operation cost
- Electric Vehicle emissions
- Wired: Even More Evidence That Electric Cars Could Save the Planet
- Electric Mini: It takes a lot of coal to make gasoline
- Home charging
- Electric Vehicle maintenance
EV News Snippets
- Detroit News: Consumers Energy Co. is leading the charge to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to Michigan.
- Inside EVs: Nissan announced its LEAF ePlus model
- The National Drive Electric Week has announced they will have EV shows organized by volunteer enthusiasts during Earth Week in April.
- If you would like to "plug in" to the West Michigan EV scene, check out Facebook page “West Michigan EV and Plug-In Vehicle Enthusiasts”.
Here are a few Michigan winter pictures of Karl's EVs:
|Adding winter tires to an EV allows it to handle snow quite well.|
|Remote preheat is available in most EVs that lets you warm up|
your car while running errands.
|There's no need to freeze at the gas station if you have a garage. |
Most EV "fueling" takes place at home.
This also lets you preheat the car without using the batteryand without worrying about exhaust fumes.
|Yes, you can drive, charge and take road trips in the snow.|
My Model S charging at a Tesla Supercharger near Iowa City, IA.