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Electric Vehicles “On the Cheap”?

“EVs on the cheap” was a headline in the Wall Street Journal about energy and 2022. The report cites more than 100 electric vehicle models and the room for growth – less than 3% of vehicles in the US are EVs. Sticker prices are coming…

Buccee's Proves Some Iconic Truths

Awesome restrooms are one of the keys to unlock the future of electric vehicles as I see it. I said that is a November 2021 column. That is because EVs need time to charge if an EV driver is on a long-distance trip; needs to be something to…

Electric Vehicles: It's About the ENTIRE Footprint

Combustion engine vehicle or electric vehicle? The debate about which to buy has been happening but may be ramping up. A news story about an electric vehicle study called, Comparison: Real World Cost of Fueling EVs and ICE Vehicles, adds to…

Electric Vehicle Charging Gets a Boost

Buy an electric vehicle now, before there is a big charging network, or wait for a bigger charging network? Some of that debate will be taken off the table as utilities add charging capacities in their service territories. One effort is the…

EV Charging Will Not Channel Gasoline Stations

Fill’r up? That message will stay the same whether the filling station is gasoline or electric, but that’s about where it stops. I got to thinking about the old service stations I recall from my youth, and even the changes I saw while working…

Energy Consumer Weekend - EV Edition

Electric vehicle companies want drivers to give EVs a try. Maybe if they get people behind the wheel once, buying an EV will be a done deal. It is National Drive Electric Week, a promotional time for car companies to get people to try…

States Are Evolving Electric Vehicle Fees

When drivers do not use gasoline they do not pay gasoline tax. Seems obvious, of course, but state lawmakers are wrestling with that. Electric vehicles (EV) use the roads that gasoline taxes are supposed to maintain. Some states have enacted…

Electric Vehicles Exemplify a Southeast Dilemma

Can a region be a leader and not-so-much a leader in energy at the same time? Yes. That was suggested about the Southeast. Automakers have put plants across the Southeast, much to the delight of economic developers. Electric vehicles (EV)…

Quick Take – Electric Vehicles Trickle Our Fancy

Electric vehicle (EV) buyers need confidence that they won't have to worry about finding places to charge them when needed. That was the observation from an investment site recently. ECC noticed that column because we just ran several electric…

Quick Take - The Where and When of Vehicle Charging – Part 1

How to charge an electric vehicle is one thing, where and when to charge it is also on the table. Today, the when. Here’s the story that raises the issue for us: Appalachian Power will offer first Virginia electric car time of day charging…