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EV Testimonials

Read what other electric vehicle owners have to say about their experience going electric! Do you own an electric car and want to share your experience? Send us your testimonial.

"This is a terrific program recognizing the great positive impact electric cars can have on air quality. I congratulate Utah Clean Energy and the University of Utah for forming a strong program making electric cars economical to buy. Once owned they are clean and simple with almost no maintenance. In other words, both economically smart and a fine contribution to better air."

~ Ted Wilson, Director of Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR)

 
     

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"Our family has been driving our EV (Nissan Leaf) for over 3 years now.  We jumped into it as an experiment to see how an EV would impact our daily routine.  What becomes immediately apparent is how quiet, smooth, and easy it is to drive.  The simplicity is downright silly: motor, battery, controller.  I almost feel bad when I take it in for "service" as there really is nothing to do other than rotate tires and top-off windshield washer fluid... 

Given that we paired our EV with 14 solar panels that reside on the roof space directly above where we park the car, "fueling" our car hasn't cost a single penny.  My employer also kindly provides parking stalls to plug-in while at work when needed.  Today's EV technology makes it a no-brainer for commuter vehicles and soon will be the logical choice for long-distance vehicles as well."

  - Jared Campbell, electrical engineer and clean energy advocate

     

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"Two years ago, my wife's minivan broke down, leaving her stranded away from home in a snow storm. That was the last straw so we quit gasoline and gas cars for good, at least for all our daily commuting needs. Since that time, driving has never been so joyful and luxurious. When you free yourself from bondage, the result is happiness and improved relationships. I am happy to report that the same goes for being freed from the bondage of fossil fuels.

Dear Gasoline, Thank you for all the high times but to be honest, you stink! Since we now fuel our electric cars from sunlight, collected in our own backyard, for free, forever, without pollution, wars or guilt, I think it is time we part ways. 

Dear Internal Combustion Engine, thank you for the road-side education in auto mechanics but my family and I have moved on." 

~ John Loveless, electrical engineer, DIY expert and author of www.johnsavesenergy.com

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"We are new owners of an electric vehicle and we love it. it works great to charge our battery at home using the basic 110 v outlet in our garage, and the smart dashboard in the car keeps us informed of our electric range and where we can find public charging stations! We've been able to get errands run around town, get to work, and visit family without worrying at all about running out of charge. It feels great knowing that we're contributing to cleaner air and are still able to do the things we love!" 

~ Linda and Steve Emerson, U of U Alumnus (2000 & 2003)

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"In October of 2011 I became one of the first Volt drivers in Utah. The car now has a little over 70,000 miles, and has needed only two oil changes, one battery coolant flush, and generator radiator flush. It has been a very reliable car and the lifetime mileage is 124MPG! It has been all over the West and plugged in at many a hotel at night.

The best part of driving an EV is never having to make that surprise trip to the gas station. Every morning you start out with a full tank! The company I work for, Utah PaperBox, was one of the first companies in Utah to install workplace charging, which doubles the range of any EV.

In April of 2014 I received my first all-electric vehicle, a Tesla Model S! I currently have 34,000 miles on it and have traveled to Colorado, Nevada, California, and Oregon. With the exception of a recent seat belt inspection, the car has never been in the shop! I have driven a lot of cars and the Model S is the most exceptional car I have ever driven. And if you are on the road your fuel is free from Tesla's supercharger network.

I believe that EVs are one way we can help clean up the Wasatch Front's dirty air. For those of you that think that EVs just extend the "tailpipe", I have enough solar on my house to power both my cars, and the company I work for has enough solar to power 60 EVs! Solar and EVs go hand in hand and it feels great to know that you are just driving on sunshine!"

~ Steve Keyser, CEO of Utah Paperbox and co-founder of Leaders for Clean Air

     

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"Mine was the first LEAF that Nissan officially delivered in Utah. After more than 36,000 miles, I can say without hesitation that it is by far the best car I have ever owned. I power it with solar panels, and thus produce zero emissions, but even charging a LEAF from the grid in Utah emits only one-third the amount of greenhouse gases that an average gasoline car produces. Moreover, the cost of that electricity is like paying 85¢ per gallon at the pump. Speaking of costs, because my LEAF does not use oil, filters, spark plugs, belts, mufflers, its maintenance is absolutely minimal. And the icing on the cake is that an electric vehicle is not just cleaner and cheaper, but also a superior car: more powerful, more nimble, quieter, a joy to drive. What’s not to like? Everyone’s a winner!" 

~Mark D. Larsen, U of U Alumnus 1975, 1977

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