Using fireworks near power lines could lead to a fire, explosion, power outage or downed line.Find Out More
A new digital fire lookout tower will soon be able to spot small fires before they threaten communities and infrastructure in the upper McKenzie River Valley, thanks to a new ALERTWildfire camera installed Monday on a communications tower owned and operated by the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB).Find Out More
It's called an FUV, a fun utility vehicle. And we are so having FUN! We are proud to have a small fleet of electric vehicles. Two to be exact.Find Out More
EWEB exceeded drinking water safety standards in 2021 for every type of contaminant regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Health Authority. The utility has never failed to meet the standards.Find Out More
As a public utility, it is important EWEB check in with customers to see how we are performing. We invite you to share your feedback and opinions.Find Out More
EWEB is offering an updated suite of environmental programs designed for customers who want to save money, water and energy while taking their commitment to sustainability to the next level. At the same time, EWEB is also injecting $100,000 of additional funding into our solar photovoltaic (PV) program.Find Out More
As a public utility, owned by the people of Eugene, it’s important for us to be open and transparent with our customer-owners. The following State of the Utility Address, delivered by General Manager Frank Lawson at the March 1 EWEB Board meeting, highlights key events, accomplishments and challenges of 2021.Find Out More
Here’s an hour of one-time tasks and a few more behavior change goals that will help you reduce your water use, save energy, lower your carbon footprint and save money on your EWEB bill!Find Out More
Eugene’s drinking water received an outstanding performance rating from the Oregon Health Authority.Find Out More
Several hundred customers have been restored, but the smaller outages with five or fewer customers may not be restored until Tuesday or Wednesday.Find Out More
New programs provide customers opportunities to invest in local environment, watershed protection, and future climate scientistsFind Out More
Here in Eugene, where we are fortunate to have one of the cleanest power portfolios in the nation, electrification presents opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support climate recovery goals.Find Out More
While world leaders debate climate action, EWEB reflects on our community's climate successesFind Out More
At EWEB, we factor climate change into almost everything we do. As Eugene’s publicly-owned utility, we strive to fulfill our roles reducing our community’s carbon footprint, optimizing our use of clean energy, and helping our watershed adapt to a warmer climate.Find Out More
We are aware of a vendor issue affecting payments that were made between Thursday evening 8/26/21 and Sunday 8/29/21.Find Out More
Most people drive less than 40 miles a day, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which makes pretty much any model of EV practical for most travel. That said, concerns related to range continue to be a top barrier to EV adoption.
According to Deloitte's latest Global Automotive Consumer Study, a majority of Americans (63%) believe electric vehicles should have a minimum driving range of 200 miles.
The good news is there are about a dozen models of electric vehicles on the US market today that offer at least 200 miles of range, including several moderately priced cars like the Chevy Bolt (238 miles), Nissan Leaf (235 miles), and Hyundai Kona (279 miles).
If range anxiety is keeping you from going electric, consider three reasons to let go of your fears:
1. You can charge in your sleep—literally.
Most people charge their electric vehicles at home. Charging your car is just like charging your phone. You plug it in at night and by the morning, you have a full battery.
2. You can multitask—recharge while you work, shop, or dine.
You don't need to wait until your battery is fully drained before you recharge. Charging stations are common at many business locations, allowing you to charge almost anytime your car is parked. Which means you are always hitting the road with your full range at your disposal.
3. Charging stations are plentiful.
There are about two dozen charging stations in the Eugene/Springfield area, with more on the way. If you're traveling around the state, Oregon's Electric Byways will get you from the coast to the mountains, from Portland to Ashland, and everywhere in between. And for even longer trips, The "West Coast Electric Highway" is a network of DC fast-charging stations located every 25 to 50 miles along Interstate 5, Hwy 99, and other major roadways in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California.
The bottom line? If you drive an average of 40 miles a day or less, then almost any EV will meet your needs and require just an ordinary house current for charging. But if your travels often take you beyond 80 miles a day, you may want a longer-range vehicle and possibly an upgraded charging system. EWEB offers a $500 rebate for Level 2 home charging stations.
The PluginCars website has a nice feature that allows you to browse all cars, and sort by range or price.
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