driver profiles

Meet an Electric Vehicle Driver

Most electric car drivers are just regular people who happened to make a different choice about what they drive. Learn more about a few of them - their stories, why they made the switch and how things are working out for them.

Amy and Ayax Ron-Carr

“My family is savvy about energy-efficient cars. Within my extended family, five or six people drive electric vehicles.”

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Amin Wahi

“In Kansas City, it’s much easier to talk about the convenience of charging in public thanks to the excellent charging infrastructure.”

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Colleen Gerke

“It’s amazing how peaceful it is to drive without the noise and vibration of a combustible engine. The engine doesn’t jerk or shift as you accelerate.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Amy and Ayax Ron-Carr

Amy and Ayax Ron-Carr

“My family is savvy about energy-efficient cars. Within my extended family, five or six people drive electric vehicles.”

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Meet an EV Driver: Amin Wahi

Amin Wahi

“In Kansas City, it’s much easier to talk about the convenience of charging in public thanks to the excellent charging infrastructure.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Colleen Gerke

Colleen Gerke

“It’s amazing how peaceful it is to drive without the noise and vibration of a combustible engine. The engine doesn’t jerk or shift as you accelerate.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

“The future holds boundless possibilities of feeding the electrical grid in sustainable ways, which is the key to energy independence.”

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icle Driver Profile: Kelli Beargie

Kellie Beargie

“My husband and I saw it as an opportunity to be early adopters of this amazing new technology. I drove it off the lot that day and haven’t regretted a single moment.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Leanne Wiedemann

Leanne Wiedemann

“Electric vehicle drivers are the coolest people on the planet.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Cary Budach

Cary Budach

“I came upon a used electric car and was hooked after the first mile. It was a bonus to learn so many charging stations were being installed here in KC.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Al Pugsley

Al Pugsley

“Last year my wife and I spent $7 on gas, and that was for our lawn mower.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Chris Young

Chris Young

“There’s very little maintenance…no oil changes, for example. Unlike internal combustion engines, you can hit the accelerator and get the full torque immediately, which makes highway driving and passing safe and easy.”

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Electric Vehicle Driver Profile: Nita Norris

Nita Norris

“I’m saving about $1,200 a year on gas, and the free mobile app shows where the nearest charging stations are ─ and if they are in use or available.”

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Open Quote Mark

It would surprise people how much fun EVs are to drive. Great acceleration, quiet operation, no need to stop for gas and maintenance is nearly zero.

Karl Bloss

Closed Quote Mark