Electrifying The Auto Industry

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From Tesla to Hyundai to Chevrolet, it seems more electric vehicles are sprouting up in the marketplace every day. But big questions still remain: When will there be an affordable all-wheel drive EV or all-electric pickup truck? Will the EV tax credit stick around? Is there a future where EVs dominate the roadway? Listen in as we sit down with Bill Marsh Jr., co-owner of the Bill Marsh Automotive Group, to discuss the “electrification” of the auto industry.

Learn more about Bill Marsh Jr. and follow his blog, “Making You Matter,” at billmarshjr.com.

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By |2018-12-12T13:28:28+00:00December 11th, 2018|Featured, Monthly Podcast|3 Comments

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  1. Glenn Arlt December 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Early adopter. I’ve had two Prius’s (2005 and 2008) and bought two Hyundai Sonata Hybrids new (2011 and 2013), and we decided to electrify last spring by buying a used Nissan Leaf BEV, which we love. Yes, range is literally cut in half in very cold weather – about 40-45 miles instead of 85 miles per charge. We also bought a used Chevrolet Volt a few months later. Love both of them, obviously use the Volt for our travel/trip car since it is PHEV (plug in electric vehicle – with range extender which runs on gasoline). In winter, it’s now doing about 25-27 miles per charge, instead of 40-42 miles. Looking forward to expansion of the EV charge network in our area.

  2. Glenn Arlt December 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    We put a Level 2 charger at our house for under $500 and it is useful for both the Leaf and the Volt. It speeds up the charging process to a few hours rather than many hours on 110 volt Level 1 charger.

    Used EVs are very cheap since people are frightened of battery failure (but the manufacturers warrant them for 8 or 10 years). I had to go to Ohio with a truck & trailer to buy the Leaf, though!

  3. Joe Ambrosi December 13, 2018 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I drive a 2016 Prius. Would love a Prius prime which is a plug in like a volt. Unfortunately the high rise I live in does not allow chargers to be installed.
    On another subject Michigan government charges a lot more for regristration fees for hybrids and electric vehicles. This is definitely not helping.

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