Welcome to EV&Me! This blog is a platform for owners and drivers of all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) to share their experiences—the good, the bad, and the funny—of driving electric. Note that you don’t have to be a Davis resident to be included: we’d love to spotlight EV owners and drivers from all over!

This blog is a collaboration between the Institute of Transportation Studies and Cool Davis. Check out the Cool Davis website for tips and resources on sustainable living, including resources for driving electric in and around Davis.

For additional information on purchasing and owning an EV, we encourage you to visit the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Resource Center. The Center offers a wealth of decision-support tools for prospective EV owners, including a list of EV models and a searchable database of rebates, discounts, tax breaks, and other incentives available to EV owners in California.

For a more detailed account of life with an EV, check out “500 Miles of Bolt Ownership” and “5,000 Miles of Bolt Ownership” by Austin Brown, Executive Director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy.

Diana Lucas: 2014 Ford CMax Energi

By Hannah Safford | | September 12, 2018

"People do not understand how an electric hybrid works," says Diana Lucas of her 2014 Ford CMax Energi.

Alf Brandt: 2012 Mitsubishi MiEV

By Hannah Safford | | September 11, 2018

"A limited mileage range does not make use of an EV impossible," says Alf Brandt of his 2012 Mitsubishi MiEV.

Scott Shepard: 2014 Smart Fortwo Passion

By Hannah Safford | | September 10, 2018

"You realize that the noise and vibration of a gasoline engine is annoying," says Scott Shephard of his 2014 Smart Fortwo Passion.

Cathy Forkas: 2016 Nissan Leaf

By Hannah Safford | | September 7, 2018

"The cost of my lease is the same or less than it would cost to lease a similar-sized gas vehicle," says Cathy Forkas of her 2016 Nissan Leaf.