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Fast facts about
With electric vehicles gaining popularity in
recent years for a variety of reasons, here's a
few interesting facts about the cars, courtesy of
Macon Electric Cooperative.
Electric co-ops work to be the source on electric vehicles
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chased a Chevy Bolt this spring. Its employees are
than 1,200 miles of driving experience, the car can
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"Devoted to the rural way of life"
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home charging stations for its members.
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electric cooperatives is to encourage members to
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at your local electric cooperative.
* As soon as you push the accelerator, you have
100 percent of the engine potential at your foot.
The Tesla Model 5 has been clocked going 0 to
60 mph in 2.5 seconds, capturing the title of the
quickest car on the market today.
* EVs are expected to experience a price drop
in the coming years, though for now most are
premium priced. However, most are eligible for a
federal tax credit at this point.
* EVs are crash tested just like other cars. The
Chevy Bolt was awarded 5 out of 5 stars for
protection of its occupants.
* The Chevy Bolt can travel up to 238 miles on
a full charge.
* There are about 20,000 charging stations
around the U.S. Level 2 chargers can fully charge
a battery in 4 hours, but a DC Fast Charge
charging station is said to replenish up to 80
percent in half an hour.
* The average EV can save a driver who drives
15,000 miles a year $850 annually on fuel.
* Most EVs can go 3-4 miles on 1 kilowatthour. Macon Electric's EV currently costs
approximately 2.8 cents per mile to operate.
By comparison, the typical gas-powered car can
cost upwards of 11 cents per mile to operate.
* A new company named Rivian is developing
an EV pickup truck that is projected to travel up
to 400 miles on one charge.
* It is a myth that EV's cannot function in cold
weather. The only downside is that cold can
account for up to 40 percent reduction in range,
depending on how much the heater is running.
* Electric school buses are becoming more
popular. However they are still priced at three
times the cost of a regular bus.
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