Driving on Renewable Energy

Almost 25% of Wisconsin’s energy consumption is used for transportation. This represents a huge opportunity to electrify transportation so we can power Wisconsin cars with renewable energy instead of fossil fuels. Electric vehicles allow Wisconsin drivers to drive on renewable energy!

WISCONSIN ELECTRIC VEHICLE STATS

*data from Atlas EV Hub

Public DC Fast Charging Locations

Public Level 2 Charging Locations

Electric Vehicles Sold

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Cheaper to operate

Replace gasoline with home grown, clean energy

Safer, quieter, and more fun to drive!

Instead of gasoline, electric vehicles use batteries to provide the energy to propel the vehicle. The battery is charged using electricity from the grid. Even in Wisconsin, with coal and other fossil fuel electricity generation, driving electric produces less pollution than a gasoline car.

Our Work to Advance Electric Vehicles

Use Volkswagen Funding to Support Infrastructure

In 2016, a federal court approved a settlement with Volkswagen (VW) requiring the car company to spend upwards of $15 billion to reduce environmental air pollutants from transportation in the U.S. We want to see VW funding spent on electric vehicle infrastructure right here in Wisconsin.

Awareness

With momentum building, from hundreds of new models hitting the market soon and the Volkswagen Settlement providing an opportunity for public infrastructure, there’s no reason to get a fright over driving electric.

Case Studies

Case Study

Bounce
Milwaukee, WI

Two All-Electric Nissan Leafs powered by a 35.4 kW system!

Having worked as a delivery driver myself for some time previously, it was important to me that we provide our own vehicles, insurance, and maintenance to our vehicles, so that our drivers [who make more than minimum wage] could keep as much of their paycheck as possible. Having electric vehicles helps with all of that! 

– Ryan Clancy, Owner

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Case Study

City of Madison
Madison, WI

3 electric Chevy Bolts & 20 more on the way!

With assistance from a grant award from the Wisconsin State Office of Energy Innovation and MG&E, the City of Madison is purchasing 20 electric vehicles in 2019 and 2020. We are also investigating the purchase of an electric van and electric forklift for 2019, which should get us to 27 total EVs by 2020.  This would be the largest EV fleet in Wisconsin- but we are encouraging all other fleets around the state to compete against us!

– Mahanth Joishy, Fleet Superintendent 

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