With the imminent arrival of mass-market, long-range electric vehicles such as the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3, the electric vehicle is becoming a mainstream subject around water coolers and during coffee breaks. Electric vehicles offer superior ride comfort, far less vehicle maintenance and less operational cost. Best of all, they offer a great opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emission dramatically.
The Fermilab Electric Vehicle Club is made up of a group of Fermilab employees and users who share an interest in electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The club aims to educate other Fermilab employees and users, through a variety of events and lectures, of the relative advantages of electric vehicles, types of electrical vehicles, home charging options, public charging availability and the general development of electrification of transportation.
The club plans to work with the Fermilab Sustainability Committee to propose to Fermilab management electric-vehicle on-site charging solutions.
The club began as a grass-roots movement among Fermilab employees to accelerate the adoption of the electric vehicles at Fermilab. It is open to all Fermilab employees and users who currently drive electric vehicles or plan to buy electric vehicles.
Fermilab EV Club will host an electric vehicle car show on Friday, Sept. 23, from 3-4 p.m. Details are on the club webpage.
Genfa Wu is a scientist at Fermilab and the founding member of the Fermilab Electric Vehicle Club.