15Jun/16

Vermont Incentives for EV Buyers

Drive Electric Vermont is offering 200 instant discounts worth up to $1,000 for new EV purchasers. These incentives are in addition to federal tax credits of up to $7,500 available for new plug-in electric vehicles.

These incentives will promote local businesses and help Vermonters experience all the benefits of going electric for their next new car.”

Hey Vermont! Contact us here at Park to Spark™ and we’ll help you get the most out of your new EV through appropriate charging infrastructure.

14Jun/16

EV’s Soon Cheaper than Gas Guzzlers?

EV’s are often overlooked due to the cost to purchase the vehicle. Tony Seba, a Stanford University teacher, stated in this article that EV’s will win the cost battle with gas guzzlers soon. According to Mr. Seba:

…the “marginal cost” of owning an EV was essentially zero because maintenance costs were so low, noting that while ICE (gas and diesel) cars had more than 2,000 moving parts, EVs had about 20, making for few breakdowns.

At Park to Spark™ we see lower Total Cost of Ownership as a huge plus for EV’s. Low cost to buy and low cost to fuel is a great combination. Please contact us to discuss your firm’s EV charging strategy. We’ll help your become part of the EV fueling solution.

06Jun/16

Tesla Model 3 “Charging”

Tesla announced that they will charge owners of their soon-to-market Model 3 for charging at their supercharge stations. The head of Tesla reminded us that their Supercharging Network is actually designed for “long distance travel”.

Superchargers, often called Level 3 chargers, cost in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to install. Recovery of a small part of the huge capital cost through charging to charge seems to make economic sense.

Our favorite quote from this article is from JB Straubel of Tesla:

So often, it is far more convenient and faster for you overall to charge at home or at work,” said Straubel. “Time and time again, we see people drive to Supercharger stations, wait there for 30 minutes and drive to a different destination. And if they do their math – and they value their time – it makes no sense.”

Park to Spark™ agrees with Mr. Straubel. Please contact us so we can help you with your EV Charging Strategy at work.