Driving on Sunshine: Electric Cars

Dates:April 18, 2020 Other Dates
Meets:Sa from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Instructor:Instructor Information
Fee: $0.00

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It takes the sunshine from about 10 solar panels to drive a Chevy Volt its full 53 mile range daily. GM owner surveys found that cars are driven 80% on electricity stored in their batteries, and that more than two-thirds of electric car owners also have solar panels on their roofs. It's cheaper than you may think.

Electric cars can be charged from your home’s electric system and for those with solar arrays, much of your driving will be on sunshine. The new demand charges may change your charger choices. We will also be discussing electric scooters and electric bikes which certainly take even fewer solar panels. We will try to arrange to test drive an electric car in the last hour of this class.

Sponsored by the Flint Hills Renewable Energy & Efficiency Cooperative, Inc. www.fhreec.org

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