Redefining How We Drive

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Change is good, but only if you embrace it. EV, (Electronic Vehicles) are here and it seems they are here to stay. Today Duluth held the North Country EV Show and Tell Event. An event featuring Live Music, Food trucks and of course, Electric Vehicles.

The co-ops of northern Minnesota connected to those interested in EV’s to those who have already them for this event at Bayfront Pavilion Stage. Attendees heard valuable information as the experts shared about their experiences owning an electric vehicle and learned about today’s charging technologies, and the programs available through their local electric provider for home charging.

So the question is, do you want to switch to an EV? The change brings many pros. The environment, is a big one.

“You can drive one of these for a dollar 20 a gallon for gas,” says Tami Zaun, Public Relations Coordinator for Lake County Power.

However the cons may sway you. According to the Electrek website, the average electric car price in the United States hit $66,000 last month – a more than 13% increase year over year. That’s a bit disappointing since the promise has been that EV prices would come down, but this price increase isn’t the whole story.

According to reports, over 2 million electric cars have been sold in the US and the market for electric vehicles has grown by an astonishing 19,000% since 2010. The future definitely looks hopeful for EV’s.

“Bigger, more different. Body shapes, form factors, and lower costs,” says Rodney the Electric Strategist of Great River End, in regards to the future of EV’s.