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Tesla Video Mashup from Calvin Klesmith

Calvin Klesmith (@CalvinKlesmith) is a sophmore at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and is a huge Tesla fan. We saw his work on YouTube and asked Calvin to compile a 2 1/2 minute highlights reel after this past week’s TeslaRoadTrip passed through the four Wisconsin Supercharger stations. As Calvin shows us, the Model S is right at home in the heart of the Midwest. Look for Calvin’s ‘tip of the hat’ to the nations best EV Charging Station App: PlugShare. Check out Calvin’s other Tesla videos on his YouTube channel.

The Tesla Supercharger network is growing in Georgia with three open in Macon, Savannah and Tifton and Atlantic Station opening later this year.  At this time next year, Georgia can join the nationwide TeslaRoadTrip.


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Consumer Reports – How Will You Charge Your Car?

Wondering about how to charge your EV at home?  Look no further than to Consumer Reports – How Will You Charge Your Car?


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High Gas Prices Got You Considering an EV? Consumer Reports has two Reviews for you!

With gasoline prices skyrocketing, many metro Atlantans are considering an electric powered vehicle.  If that’s you, then here are two recently released Consumer Reports reviews and ratings for Electric Powered Vehicles and Home Charging Units.  With fewer moving parts, Consumer Reports is finding that the first generation of electric powered vehicles are very reliable.  From my personal experience, my Chevrolet VOLT has been the most reliable and trouble free vehicles I’ve ever owned.   Click here for the full article.

If you purchase or lease an EV, you should seriously consider installing a residential charging unit and taking advantage of Georgia Power or other electricity provider’s PEV plan.  I’ve saved almost $500 on my whole house electric bill including charging my VOLT over the last 18 months!  According to Consumer Reports, power, portability, cord length, and remote access are important features that should influence EVowners’ decision about which home charging unit to buy.  To see their comparison of 8 residential EV charging systems, click here.  I recommend the 240V option due to faster charging times which is the real benefit of a home installed charger.  But be aware that you may need to have an electrician install the power line and the unit and a permit may be required. Check each manufacturer or retailer’s website before you shop as they offer manufacturer rebates or store discounts from time to time.

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EV Sales Analysis: Winners and Not So Winners


Based on the latest EV sales data as reported by insideevs.com, here is the AEVDC team’s assessment of AFV (Alternative Fuel Vehicle) sales from 2011-May 2014. Nissan LEAF is the winner but Ford is coming on strong!  Read why the Chevrolet VOLT is lagging behind and how the Toyota Prius Plug In is staging a comeback!

AFV 2011-2014 May Sales Analysis (1)