DrivEV Weekend 2019 - Charlotte Croes
To celebrate National Co-op Month in October, we offered members the chance to enter a drawing to take home (or to the road) the co-op’s Bolt EV, the first affordable all-electric car to offer an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a single charge.
In the final weekend in October, Charlotte Croes drove the car 109 miles, visiting The Laurel Supper Club (one of several restaurants on SCEC lines and owned by SCEC member Roberta Little ), St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner; New Richmond Family Fresh Market; Deer Park Library; St. Paul Lutheran Church in Deer Park, Amery Golden Age Manor and Willow Ridge Nursing Home and Dick’s Market. She also gave a ride to a neighbor who had entered the contest but didn’t win and went to daughter Cindy Croes’ home (also on SCEC lines) before coming back to Hammond.
“I didn’t realize it could be plugged into a normal outlet,” Charlotte said. “It drove very nice and smooth and quiet. The defrost worked fast on Sunday morning, and I appreciated the heated steering wheel.”
St. Croix Electric Cooperative offers a rebate on charging stations and a special EV charging rate. Contact Director Member Services Jeff Wahlquist for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-796-5612.
Each driver is asked to leave notes about their experience. Here are Charlotte's:
Name(s): Charlotte Croes
Starting mileage: 15.-24
Ending mileage: 15,133
Dates: 10-25-19 to 10-27-19
Total miles driven: 109
Feelings/concerns/questions upon pick-up: Didn’t realize it could be plugged into a normal outlet.
Where we went: Laurel Supper Club; gave a ride to a neighbor who had also entered the contest but didn’t win! St. Luke’s Church Supper; New Richmond Family Fresh Market; Deer Park Library; St. Paul’s Church, Amery Golden Age Manor and Willow Ridge Nursing Homes; Dick’s Market; Cindy Cores’ home & back to Hammond.
Impression of vehicle/driving experience:
Drove very nice & smooth, & quiet!! Defrost worked fast on Sunday morning; and appreciated the warm steering wheel. Got used to the shift lever after a bit.
It was fun!