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Life Style Change

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When I decided to buy an EV, it was primarily based on reducing my carbon footprint. I ran the numbers and found that the more expensive EV, plus cheap and free electricity would cost less than a comparable gasoline car plus gas, plus oil changes in just over 3 years.

When I got my EV, I immediately began saving money on fuel. Then came the rebates. I took the rebates and tax savings and bought an EV charger, more efficient appliances, LED light bulbs, and an induction stove.

Even though my electricity went up from having an EV, I started saving money on electricity because of the efficiency upgrades. Then my wife got her EV.

With all these savings, I took my pond pump off the house electricity and bought a DC pump and powered it with a 135watt solar panel, saving me 400kwh/month.

Seeing the simplicity and carbon reduction, I took the plunge and got solar for my house.

Sufficed to say, buying an EV started a process that snowballed into a money saving (and carbon saving) life style change for myself, wife, and two kids that will eventually change the world for the better.

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June 14, 2017 at 1:01 am

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Bolt is a Go

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Bolt Announcement

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October 4, 2015 at 5:21 am

Public EVSE Violator – Ford Fusion PHEV

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June 13, 2015 at 4:24 pm

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Road Trip

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I made my first mandatory charge trip.

Covered 135 miles today. Charged mid trip to full while out.

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June 3, 2015 at 5:28 am

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Public EVSE Violator – Gashole

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May 30, 2015 at 12:20 am

Public EVSE Violator – Gashole

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March 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

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Pleasant Hill Upgrade Update 2

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The four level 2 chargers are fully functional!

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Data: I am fully functional

As you can see, the new updated pedestal features an LED screen, albeit a bad picture.

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Although the three new stalls do not have signage nor do they have painted stalls indicating EV only parking, and of course all three were ICEd.

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The city hall charger is also up and running, unfortunately without the same obvious EV only notifications.

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July 16, 2014 at 4:35 am

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