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Have you ever wondered what happens to the electric grid on Thanksgiving?Find Out More
Heavy rain in the McKenzie Valley over the weekend gave EWEB’s water quality team a close look at the potential impacts from the Holiday Farm Fire on source water.Find Out More
Crews of young people are helping to protect Eugene’s drinking water by mitigating the impact of post-fire soil erosion along the McKenzie River.Find Out More
EWEB foresters and contract tree crews are working in the McKenzie River Valley following the Holiday Farm Fire to assess, trim and remove vegetation that may interfere with electrical infrastructure.Find Out More
In the aftermath of the Holiday Farm Fire, we’re working to protect the safety and security of our community’s sole source of drinking water.Find Out More
A team of Pacific Northwest public and private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development of what would be one of the largest renewable hydrogen production facilities in North America.Find Out More
Due to air quality concerns, our meter readers have not been able to safely complete their assigned routes for a number of days in September.Find Out More
Here in the northwest, we are all too aware that wildfires often result in loss of life and property.Find Out More
As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to take action. During September’s National Preparedness Month, Eugene Water & Electric Board encourages customers to be “prepared, not scared” in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.Find Out More
EWEB, McKenzie Watershed Council and the Willamette National Forest are collaboratively working on the project, which involves relocating a portion of 115 kV transmission line.Find Out More
Eugene Water & Electric Board is exploring the impacts of widespread electrification on our community.Find Out More
Customers with past-due balances will have a final opportunity to apply for assistance before normal collection processes resume August 10.Find Out More
EWEB is asking customers to enroll in the recovery and crisis assistance programs before service disconnections for nonpayment of bills resume on August 10.Find Out More
Running the air conditioning can cause a blow to the household budget and increase carbon emissions.Find Out More
We’re taking steps to help residential, business and non-profit customers maintain or re-establish good account standing and ensure all customers have access to reliable power and water at affordable rates.Find Out More
I've leased my 2017 Chevy Bolt for about 26 months. I decided a few years ago, after signing up for EWEB Greenpower, that I wanted to drive a vehicle that was cleaner than any hybrid available and I didn't want to buy gasoline any longer. I researched the Nissan LEAF and it just didn't have enough range at the time to take me out of town to visit my projects, as well as the various camping and fishing trips that I enjoy.
When Chevy came out with the Bolt EV, with a range of 236 miles, it looked just perfect and indeed it has been. It's the best car that I've ever driven.
I acquired it from the local Chevy dealer and they gave me a great deal. I was also attracted to the fact that it was built in Michigan with union labor.
While I got it for its clean qualities, what I really enjoy every day is the quietness, the power, and the technology. It's just great fun to drive any time.
My wife and I use it for almost all of our local travel and I use it to visit projects as far away as Florence, Mt. Hood, Sisters, and Roseburg. Now that the high-speed charging network has improved so much since 2017, I can probably take it anywhere on the west coast that I want.
With regenerative braking, I rarely use the brakes, so they should last for the life of the car. The first required service other than tire rotation is the flushing of the battery coolant at 150,000 miles so there is also no maintenance cost to driving the Bolt.
The warranty on the battery pack is 8 years and I've seen no degradation in range in my two years of driving.
It also turns out the be the most economical vehicle that I've ever owned. I average about 800 miles per month and the cost to lease and drive it is about $90 per month after taxes and before license and insurance.
With a little help from EWEB, I installed a 40amp 240v charger in the garage and unless I'm going out of town, it gets plugged in about once a week.
I can't imagine ever going back to an internal combustion engine.
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