15Jun/17

Anxiety?

Much is made in the media and, frankly, by car manufacturing firms about the importance and fear of Range Anxiety as a reason to not own an EV. Sure, if you drive an all-electric-vehicle on a longer trip (not a typical commuter drive) you could worry about running out of “fuel”. This is true even if EV charge spots are:

  • On your trip route
  • Functioning
  • Available
  • And, fit your trip time frame

Park to Spark® recently visited a potential client in Philadelphia. We drove our Volt to/from Philly with several other site visits along the way. We charged at home overnightphillyroadtripstats. We didn’t charge again during the trip.

The Volt, thanks to its on-board generator, made the 633 mile round trip from the Park to Spark® HQ with no anxietyRange or otherwise. The trip did require one pit stop as we used 15.59 gallons of stinking gasoline. Our EV trip was, well, just a trip.

Some would complain that the Volt used gasoline. “Only 40 MPG is awful” they might say. But, think about it: Our commute driving for the other 4 days of that work week was 100% EV travel since we use home and workplace EV Charging. About 250 other miles that week were gas free.

At Park to Spark®, we believe all EVs are good-even the ones that use gasoline when their battery is empty. Please contact us to learn how we can help you understand EVs and how workplace charging can make sense for all EV types.

09Jun/17

National Bolt Roll Out Coming Soon

Automotive News reports that the new Chevy Bolt can be ordered by dealers now for an August delivery. CLICK HERE

Photo Courtesy of Automotive News

“The Bolt EV is a highly important vehicle for not just GM but the auto industry. With a starting price of $37,495 including shipping, before a $7,500 federal tax credit, it is the industry’s most affordable long-range electric vehicle.”

An Electric-Only EV with 200+ miles of “range” and a price around $30K will work for most Americans-especially if they have Workplace EV Charging. Please Contact Us here at Park to Spark® to learn more about a Workplace charging strategy when you get your new Bolt.

08Jun/17

Power Suppliers Can Lead EV Adoption

Kansas City, Missouri has one of the highest EV adoption rates in the country-lead by their local power supplier. According to Business Wire (CLICK HERE), KC topped the nation in EV growth for the second quarter in a row. A major reason for the growth is the work of KCP&L and their “Clean Charge Network“.

“The KCP&L Clean Charge Network is one of the nation’s largest electric car charging networks and the first major network implemented by a public utility. Nearly 95 percent of the planned 1,000 public charging stations have been installed throughout the Kansas City metro area, with more deployed every day. The network has offered free charging to EV drivers since its debut.”

At Park to Spark®, we believe that the power suppliers/utilities should drive EV adoption. EV fuel infrastructure is virtually everywhere. More power suppliers should capitalize on this existing infrastructure by educating their customers about EV’s.

Contact us to learn how we can help you with a workplace EV infrastructure strategy.