05Jul/17

Volvo Adding Electrification to All Vehicles Soon

Several news outlets reported today that Volvo is electrifying all of its cars soon. Using a battery to support an internal combustion engine (ICE) improves fuel economy with minimal performance impact. This savings makes sense ECOnomically (both ecologically and economically).

Adding a plug to the car (either partial electric or all electric) helps even more.

Please contact us at Park to Spark ® so that we may help you with workplace EV charging solutions for your new Volvo which will help make it even more ECOnomical.

04Jul/17

Streetlight Equals Charger Potential

At Park to Spark® we believe the ubiquitous nature of electricity here in the USA makes EV’s a great personal transport option. Power is all around us. Our lives center around the availability of electricity. The existing electricity infrastructure means there is a potential EV fuel source nearby quite often.

So, why not use streetlights to fuel our EV’s? It turns out it isn’t that simple. But, maybe it isn’t that difficult either. German firm eluminocity is providing streetlight solutions that could make every streetlight an EV charge spot.

Courtesy eluminocity.com

Charged Electric Vehicle Magazine reports (click here) that a California City is installing 5 streetlight chargers. We are excited to follow the progress of this solution.

Please contact Park to Spark® to discuss how easily accessible electricity may help turn your workplace into EV charge spots for your employees and visitors.

04Jul/17

Volt 2.OHHHH

Our 2012 Volt was amazing. Over 106,000 miles in 5 years. We drove it like it was “just a car”. But, it was so much more. We thought we would keep it for another year or two. It was comfortable, in great shape, and still performed magnificently.And then… We had the “old” Volt at our Chevy dealer for a rare visit to the mechanic. We also had another car to trade in (long story). For fun, we (okay, my wife) decided it was time to test drive Volt 2.OHHHH.

Well, we now own a new 2017 Volt.

And, it appears to be even more amazing than our “old” Volt. The added range already came in handy when we drove 53 miles (the exact EPA EV range estimate) on a round-trip to a wedding over the first weekend. All electric. But, we knew we had the gasoline engine just in case. It really is a near perfect blend of almost-always-electric and just a car.

Please contact us to learn more about our Volt 2.OHHHH experience. We’ll be happy to help you understand how workplace charging can allow you to drive a car like ours and use gasoline only when you need it.