Corn Belt Energy Electric Vehicle (EV) Project

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

Electrify your spring yardwork

Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) continues to grow at a rapid pace. Drivers are learning that EVs are cost-efficient, low maintenance, and fun to drive. As the EV community continues to grow, manufacturers are now beginning to look at ways to convert other gas-powered devices to electric as well. With warm weather right around the corner, we tho...
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Electric vehicles to look for in 2020

2019 was not the best year overall for the automotive industry, and electric vehicles (EVs) were no exception. Around 330,000 EVs were sold in the US last year, which was down a bit from 360,000 in 2018. Tesla topped the EV charts, by far, with their Model 3 Sedan, which has become not only the EV industry's best seller, but also the...
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Corn Belt Energy's 1-EV Pilot Program

One concern that comes up quite a bit in relation to electric vehicles (EV) is the strain on the electric grid. Recently a member asked us via Twitter if we were even capable of powering multiple electric vehicles within the same neighborhood. The short answer is that it is not an issue at this time. Corn Belt Energy is constantly planning for futu...
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Which model is right for me?

So you've decided you're ready to own an electric vehicle (EV). Now you're faced with the more difficult decision of which one to buy. With the continuing advancements in EV technology, there are many great options out there to choose from, and more and more being introduced as time goes on. Considering your personal lifestyle, here are the factors...
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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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