Corn Belt Energy Electric Vehicle (EV) Project

Follow our blog below as we share our electric vehicle experience.

Rivian showcases three prototype electric vehicles in Corn Belt Energy’s home community

It's an exciting time for Corn Belt Energy's home community of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. In the two years since a little-known company called "Rivian" purchased the former Mitsubishi manufacturing property on the far west end of Normal, little has been known publicly about their plans to utilize the 2.6-million-square-foot facility. That all ch...
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Corn Belt Energy celebrates a successful Electric Vehicle Drive-In event

It was a hot July evening, but that didn't stop local electric vehicle (EV) owners from coming out to show off their electric vehicles at Corn Belt Energy's Electric Vehicle Drive-In event on Friday, July 19. We had a wide variety of vehicles on display, including 35 personal vehicles shown by both members and non-members, as well as six electric v...
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You’re invited to our Electric Vehicle Drive-In

Corn Belt Energy is excited to announce this upcoming event, open to anyone who has an interest in Electric Vehicles. Corn Belt Energy will host local electric vehicle (EV) owners and enthusiasts for a modern take on the classic car show. Stop by our office for a fun family night out to learn more about the growing local EV community. ​ July 19th, ...
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Real world example - How much will an electric vehicle impact your electric bill?

One of the biggest concerns people have related to an EV is how their new EV might affect their wallet by increasing their electric bill. Therefore, we have run the numbers for you to show you a real-world example of how this may impact your electric bill.  Realizing that everyone's mileage will be different, we used Jeremy Myers' driving patt...
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The first 1,000 miles from Jeremy's perspective

We've finally reached our first 1,000 miles on the electric vehicle (EV), and I'd like to share my experience. Overall driving experienceI can't believe how different the driving experience compares to a normal vehicle. The EV is much smoother with gradual acceleration in comparison to the jerkiness of a gas engine. It is such a quiet, smooth ride ...
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Not your typical fuel - how charging works with an EV

EVs are more efficient and environmentally friendly than gas vehicles. They also use a different fueling model: as an EV owner, you'll top off the battery by charging when you're parked at a business or your home, instead of making a separate trip to refuel. The Chevy Bolt EV accepts the universal connector on every standard Level 2 charging statio...
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Corn Belt Energy EV Project

About the Corn Belt Energy EV Pictured to the right is Jeremy Myers, Energy Advisor at Corn Belt Energy, with the EV. We'll be striving to provide you with a detailed report of our experiences specific to this EV. Keeping in mind that each type of EV will perform slightly different.Here are some specs relative to the Corn Belt Energy EV. MPG: 128 m...
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