Per Capita: To the moon and back
Whether technology can save us from the climate crisis is an open question. It seems relatively certain that improvements in technology will inevitably at least help reduce carbon emissions, or maybe even capture some of them from the atmosphere, but hoping for or anticipating a…
Freedom from Fossil Fuels and Respect for the Animals
Greg Stoner and Kathleen Gill live in the modest North Davis home they purchased over a decade ago. In recent years, they made a decision to create a more sustainable homestead for themselves and their community. While motivated to simply “do the right thing,” Greg…
Buying an Electric Vehicle Used Can Halve the Price
Buying a used Tesla Model S at half the price was the best decision I ever made! My family bought our 2015 Model S used through the Tesla website in March 2019. When looking for an electric car our “wants/needs” included: Ability to drive electric…
Per Capita Davis: Putting gas guzzlers in the rear-view mirror
So how’s it going with efforts to turn the auto industry into makers of primarily electric vehicles and getting drivers the world over out of their fossil-fuel cars and trucks? There are many moving parts to making such a huge change and to date it’s…
EV&Me: Shine Nah and Her 2017 Chevrolet Volt
The Owner/Driver Name: Shine Nah Age: 21 Occupation: Student The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2017 Chevrolet Volt Type: Plug-In Hybrid Years owned: 3 years The Experience What made you decide to go electric and how did you decide what car to get? I wanted to save money on gas because I’m from Southern…
What I Learned about Used EVs: A Brief Guide for Beginners
I love my 2016 Chevy Spark! I purchased it used for $10,000, and, so far, I’m very happy with it. Although Chevrolet discontinued its manufacture just a few years ago, the model lives on in the used car market where it’s gaining praise. Since this…
EV&Me: Mia Duong and Her 2013 Toyota Prius
The Owner/Driver Name: Mia Duong Age: 54 Occupation: Fire Department – Hazmat Coordinator The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) Type: Plug-In Hybrid Years owned: 6 years The Experience What made you decide to go electric and how did you decide what car to get? We used…
Per Capita Davis: Big changes are coming our way
When I approached The Enterprise 12 years ago about writing a column on what was then referred to as “climate change” I struggled to find an appropriate title for the column. While watching Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth,” I was struck by how many times…
EV&Me: Stephen Noctor and His 2018 Tesla Model 3
The Owner/Driver Name: Stephen Noctor Occupation: Associate Professor, Scientist The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Type: Electric Years owned: 1.5 years The Experience What made you decide to go electric and how did you decide what car to get? I decided to go electric to help our climate by…
EV&Me: David DeYoung and His 2018 Honda Clarity
The Owner/Driver Name: David DeYoung Age: 65 Occupation: Retired The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2018 Honda Clarity Type: Plug-in-hybrid Years owned: 2 The Experience What made you decide to go electric and how did you decide what car to get? I wanted a vehicle that was more…
EV&Me: Denae Wagner and Her 2018 Tesla Model 3
The Owner/Driver Name: Denae Wagner Age: 54 Occupation: Veterinarian The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Type: Electric Years owned: 1 year and a couple months The Experience What made you decide to go electric and how did you decide what car to get? I leased a Fiat 500e a few…
Electric Vehicle Event Data Shows 33% Jump in Intention to Buy Electric Vehicles
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA), SacEV, Cool Davis, and the City of Davis hosted a National Drive Electric Week event at the Davis Farmers Market to give residents opportunities to test drive and ask questions about electric vehicles. EVs@theMarket…
Hannah Kornfeld: Gig Car Share
The Vehicle Gig car model you use: Chevrolet Bolts in Sacramento, Prius for trips between Bay Area and Sacramento Where you use Gig (Bay Area/Sac): Both! When you started using Gig: April 2019 The Service Gig Car Share is a new service that provides access to all-electric vehicles in…
Count Electric Vehicles on Independence Day
Help Plug In America count electric vehicles (EVs) from coast to coast on Independence Day 2019 Celebrate your freedom from oil this Independence Day! Plug In America is organizing the first annual Independence Day EV Count. Inspired by the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, we…
EV&Me: Kelly Fleming on Gig Car Share
The Owner/Driver Name: Kelly Fleming Age: 30 Occupation: Policy Analyst The Vehicle Gig car model you use: Bolt. Unless I’m in the Bay Area, where I use the Prius C. Where you use Gig (Bay Area/Sac): Both! But mostly Sacramento. When you started using Gig: I started using Gig in February….
The Challenge of Eco-Driving a Plug-in Prius
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published four years ago today. Eco-driving is a simple thing everyone can do whether they drive a Prius or not. Dig in for more details. I love eco-driving in my 2012 Prius plug-in! It’s more fun than a video…
EV&Me: Eric Wilson and His 2014 Tesla and 2018 Bolt
The Owner/Driver Name: Eric WilsonOccupation: Director of Sustainability and STEAM InitiativesLocation: Thousand Oaks, CA The Vehicle Year/make/model: 2014 Tesla Model S and 2018 Chevrolet BoltType: Both fully electricRange: 208–262 miles (Model S, depending on battery size); 238 miles (Bolt)MPGe: 89–95 (Model S, depending on battery size; 119 (Bolt)MSRP: $69,900–$119,000 (Model S, depending on specifications);…
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