PHOTO CAPTION: Chad Schwitters' Tesla Model S in the middle of Death Valley, Ca.

The Schwitter's Journey Toward an EV World

The Chad Schwitters family began by converting their Prius to a plug-in and has now progressed to a Tesla Model S

Published: 15-Jan-2014

It was almost inevitable that Chad Schwitters would buy an EV. He had used biodiesel, rode the bus, carpooled, moved close enough to work that he could walk, etc – all for environmental reasons. He didn’t know anybody who owned EV, and thought they would probably “suck,” but was willing to make the sacrifice. He was wrong.

“It turns out there is no sacrifice, EVs are better cars,” Schwitters said. “Even if somebody invented carbon-free domestic gasoline and gave it away for free, I would still drive electric simply because the experience is so much better.”

He and his wife save about $200/month using electricity instead of gas.


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