KCFC and Bob Hook Chevrolet Team to Educate about Electric Volt
Bob Hook Chevrolet, Louisville has made a 2012 Chevy Volt
available to the KCFC for 5,000 miles. This 'moving classroom'
will enable schools, the general public and fleets to see the
vehicle and understand its efficiency as a plug-in electric
vehicle with a gasoline engine as back up.
||November 15, 2012 - Volt with new Mammoth
Cave Superintendent Sara Craighead
||November 15, 2012 - Volt at Dinosaur World
near Park City
||November 13, 2012 - Volt at the "Castle" in
||November 11, 2012 Volt at Newport across
||October 28, 2012 - Volt at Nashville
October 24, 2012 - Kentucky Capitol
October 10, 2012 - University of Kentucky Campus
Education strategist (intern) Emily Davis stands
next to the Volt and newly erected Wildcat sculpture on the UK
October 5, 2012 - Center College, Site of the VP Debate
September 19, 2012 - Around Louisville
At the Kentucky Center for the Arts with
Geoffrey Hobin of TARC.
At Churchill Downs.
September 18, 2012 - Pike County School Meeting, Pikeville
Ancie Casey, Transportation Director, Pike County
Schools sharing his great experience with hybrid electric
busses in Pikeville at the NEED Teacher workshop.
Ancie Casey and Kenneth O'Quinn, Pike County Schools with
the Chevy Volt across from the University of Pikeville
Tammy Childers, Knott County Schools and Michelle Varney,
Pike County Schools checking out the Chevy Volt.
Teachers from Pikeville Independent and Knott, Pike,
Floyd and Letcher Counties took a break during hybrid school
bus training to see the Chevy Volt up close.
September 15, 2012 - University of Louisville Football Game
September 12, 2012 - Charleston, WV
Clean Cities Coordinators from Alabama, West Virginia and North
Carolina took a look under the hood of the Chevy Volt Melissa
Howell drove to West Virginia Thursday. New presentations were
introduced by the NAFTC - National Alternative Fuels Training
Consortium. The training workshop took place at the state
capitol in Charleston.
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Electric Vehicles Can
Be Less Expensive Than Conventional Vehicles
An April 2012 Pike Research
report finds that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a
plug-in electric vehicle can be lower than a conventional
vehicle, assuming a $7,500 federal tax credit is claimed and
the vehicle reaches 120,000 miles over its lifetime. Small
battery electric (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)
have a lower TCO than comparable small gasoline vehicles.
Mid-size plug-In hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), diesel,
and CNG vehicles all have lower TCOs than a comparable
mid-sized gasoline powered vehicle.
Pike Research report:
Total Cost of Ownership of Alternative Fuel Vehicles for
Fuel Efficient Vehicle Tax
Vehicles Emit Less Pollutants and Are Cheaper to Run Than
Many Gasoline Powered Vehicles
An April 2012 report from the
Union of Concerned Scientists finds that, in most areas of
the country, gasoline powered vehicles achieving under 30
mpg produce more greenhouse gasses (GHG) per mile than a
plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV). Driving a vehicle charged
from Kentucky’s coal powered electric grid is comparable in
GHG emissions to driving a gasoline hybrid vehicle that
achieves 41+ mpg, a big improvement over the average mpg
achieved by most conventional vehicles.
In addition, the report finds that charging an electric
vehicle saves thousands of dollars in fuel costs over the
life of the vehicle, with increased savings in areas with
low electricity rates and negotiated EV charging rates.
Read the report and find out more here.
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