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Fuel economy is the reason they drive electric

by Susan Gillin | Jul 25, 2017
After leasing a Nissan Leaf for four years, Anne and Randy Brooks of Chelan took the plunge and bought a Tesla. But they didn't have to empty their bank account to do it, Randy said.

Randy and Anne Brooks' lightly used red Tesla"It's noteworthy that it's a used 2013 that we bought in November 2016, for a little more than half the cost of a new Model S." Their sleek red Tesla is still covered by warranty, has an EPA-rated range of 210 miles, and zips from zero to 60 in five seconds.  "We drove it over 4,500 miles in three weeks this February, to southern New Mexico -- charging mostly at Tesla Superchargers, for free!
 
 "The main reason we drive electric is economics," he said. "During the four years we leased a 2012 Nissan Leaf, we saved almost $3,000 in fuel and maintenance costs. During the last six months we've owned our Model S, we've saved $200 per month on fuel, compared to a 30 miles-per-gallon gas vehicle traveling the same number of miles."

Electric vehicle charging station We're live at five EV charging stations
Electric vehicle drivers now have five stations where they can fill 'er up at Chelan PUD facilities. Chelan PUD's five stations are in and north of Wenatchee at:
  • Chelan PUD headquarters, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave. (two chargers)
  • Walla Walla Point Park, 1351 Walla Walla Ave.
  • Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way
  • Rocky Reach Visitor Center, 6151 State Highway 97A
Charging at these EV stations is free, compliments of Cascade Autocenter.

The charging stations are part of the PUD's Public Power Benefit program, installed for the use of customers, employees and other motorists.

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