By: Diane Benjamin
If you are a Corn Belt customer we are in the same boat: Paying more for electricity.
You will get Illinois Country Living Magazine however. One story in this month’s edition that is NOT on-line concerns charging electric vehicles. Considering electricity is more expensive for Corn Belt customers, I don’t know why anyone with Corn Belt would buy one.
The article has 3 charging levels potential buyers should understand.
You can basic charge with a 120-volt outlet. It will take a LONG time to charge.
You can get a 240-volt outlet installed in your garage and charge 3-5 times faster.
Or, you can get a DC Fast Charging system installed. This way will charge to 80% in 30 minutes. These are the ones being installed around the country.
So, your choice. Fill up with gas in 5-10 minutes or get 80% charge in 30 minutes. If 100% is suppose to take you 300 miles, you are down to 240. In high heat or extreme cold probably less.
Here’s an article that mentions Rivian you might find interesting: https://www.insidehook.com/article/vehicles/why-buying-stock-electric-cars-dont-exist?fbclid=IwAR1dE_mjEgkIHKQ5MzcnbDW-n5LVRh1GSxZscR44WnVpSWaavQTFHkq6P74