Over 85 years ago, East Central Energy introduced the convenience of electricity to members. Since then, there has been a shift in technology and the electrification of vehicles is the next step. We have worked with multiple entities to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout our service area, and ECE even purchased a Chevy Bolt to experience the maintenance and performance for ourselves.
As prices come down, EVs are gaining in popularity. More public charging stations are starting to appear even as vehicle range is expanding.
For members who are curious about EVs, we encourage you to attend the North Country EV Show & Tell Event, held September 30 at Duluth’s Canal Park Lodge from 5-7 p.m. The event will feature a panel of industry experts answering your questions, as well as EVs on display in the adjacent parking lot. We’ve been working with Arrowhead Cooperative, Cooperative Light & Power, Great River Energy, and Lake Country Power to host the event, and we’re all very excited to discuss the evolution of EVs.
Don’t forget, your co-op is offering a $750 rebate to install a level 2 charger at your home, either on our time-of-use rates or our off-peak storage rate. Our three-tier, time-of-use rates provide the greatest flexibility. Learn more.
As an EV driver myself, I appreciate the energy-efficiency and low maintenance that comes with owning a car of the future. The transportation industry is evolving and EVs are quickly becoming a viable choice for new car buyers. Have you considered an EV?
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