Nebraska’s Public Power Utilities are partnering to educate customers about electric vehicles with the Public-Powered Chevy Bolt –
Come see us at the Stanton County Fair to see this car, get some answers about EV’s or get a RIDE IN THE CAR! Also see electric high-line demonstrations and learn about energy efficiency
How does an electric vehicle work? – A plug-in electric vehicle is a vehicle that can be plugged into an electrical outlet or charging device to recharge its battery. There are two types: battery electric vehicles, which run only on electricity, and plug-in hybrids, which run mainly or solely on electricity until the battery is depleted and then are powered by an internal combustion engine.
How often do you replace the batteries? -Not for many years. GM and Nissan offer warranties covering eight years or 100,000 miles of driving on the lithium-ion batteries in the Bolt or the Leaf.
How long does it take to charge an EV? -Charging time depends on the car itself, as well as the power supply that you have. Other factors should also be taken into consideration, such as how empty the battery is, and the temperature of the battery before charging. As an example, one major manufacturer states charging a completely depleted battery requires the estimated charge times depending on charging type:
• 120 volts – 50 hours
• 240 volts (32 amps) – 9.5 hours
• DC Fast Charger – 1 hour 20 minutes.