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Plug In West Michigan Podcast - Episode 5 - Public Charging

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Part of WKTV Journal Grand Rapids, MI Community Programming Listen Here: Plug-In West Michigan Podcast ... or find it on your favorite podcast feed like iTunes or Spotify.

Episode 5 Show Notes
Introduction
Host: Karl BlossBlog: www.muskegonevguy.comInstagram @muskegonevguyWest Michigan EV community:  www.facebook.com/groups/WestMichiganEV/Guest: Tyler BurkeTheme song composed by Tyler Burke

Main Topic:  Public Charging
Why drive electric?Environmental benefits.  The grid keeps getting cleaner (see also EV news below)Cost:1,000 miles at 35 MPG (Toyota Corolla) = 28.6 gallons @$2.70/gallon = $77.001,000 miles at 4 miles/kwh = 250 kWh @ $0.15/kWh = $37.50Electricity is so cheap that you can often get free charging at hotels or restaurants.  I was just in Frankfort and Traverse City and there were plenty of free places to charge.Even without that and driving an efficient car, the savings of driving electric would be about $40 per month or $474 per year.  If you drive an SUV or minivan that gets…