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Plug In West Michigan Podcast - Episode 5 - Public Charging

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 Bloss Blog: Instagram  @muskegonevguy West Michigan EV community: Guest: Tyler Burke Theme 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 = $77.00 1,000 miles at 4 miles/kwh = 250 kWh @ $0.15/kWh = $37.50 Electricity 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 mon