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Jack Anderson | Charge! NCW offers plenty of places to plug in

One unanticipated pleasure of working on this column is that people around the valley have emailed me questions. Lucy Larkin recently asked; “What do you do if your trip requires more mileage than the car can go on a charge?” Her question is very often asked by those considering the purchase of an electric drive vehicle. Our region of the state has a great story to tell because there are more high amperage Level 2 chargers here than in any other region of Washington. Plug-In North Central Washington is a ...
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Jack Anderson | Charging ahead: All about ‘eGallons’

How much does it cost to commute to work or drive over to Pybus Market? The price of gasoline is easy to find — it’s posted at every corner gas station. But what about the cost of driving on electricity? One tool that has been developed to allow a quick overview comparison is the eGallon. Here’s how it works. Take the average distance that a gasoline-powered vehicle can drive on a gallon of gas; then, calculate how much it would cost to drive the average EV that same distance. Because ...
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Jack Anderson | First 17,000 miles have been great

It started during a conversation on a slate gray Saturday morning. The topic was the growing popularity of buying locally. “I hate buying gasoline!” Charlene suddenly blurted out. Totally missing the point; I snickered, “we don’t produce any gasoline in Douglas County.” Charlene shot me a face that said, “Like, Duh, I don’t know that?” From this point the conversation started moving upward. We began talking about other ways of powering cars on the surface of the earth. How about batteries? After all, we live in a region that produces ...