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GM Launches New EV Education Website on Live Tour

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Not long ago, I saw a terrible copypasta floating around the EV. We looked at the price of a DC fast charge (which takes up to about an hour on most vehicles) and multiplied its cost per minute over eight hours (because people charge during sleep). We then took that eight-hour cost and divided it by the range of 300 miles to calculate the cost per mile. Ultimately, they concluded that EVs are more expensive to drive than a loaded F350 that pulls a trailer.

Any EV owner will immediately tell you what went wrong. Household charging charges are much cheaper than DCFC charges, so the actual cost of driving an EV is much lower than a trailer-towing truck or most popular cars.

But most people looking at EVs don’t know what EV owners know. They also don’t know what the manufacturer knows, nor do dealer salespeople know the crap from apple butter (they usually don’t). So GM decided to take the problem in their hands and educate people about the new EV. EV live Website.

“By addressing common misconceptions about EVs, EV adoption will accelerate. Hoss Hassani, GM Vice President of the EV Ecosystem, said:“ With EVLive, about the EV experience: It’s easy to learn. Whether you’re curious, skeptical, experienced owners, or new to EVs, EVLive experts can help. “

According to the company, the website will also be useful for dealers, utilities and civil servants who want to know more about EVs.

What is a website like

I’m not going to lie. I was immediately intrigued. A beautiful woman’s hand caressed the electrons and the ring of Saturn, and somehow magically made a vehicle. GM knows that no matter how beautiful a woman or her magic is, it can’t be done, but as lesbians, they definitely immediately caught my interest (which probably appeals to the majority of men). I know it was intended for vehicle registrants).

But seriously, however, the website basically gives you two options to continue your journey in the hands of GM’s magical women. You can scroll down or click the button to join the live tour. I’m shy, so I decided to scroll first.

Scroll down to basically see a slideshow with options to see more details. The first topic is scope. I was invited to the tour again, but decided to click “Range Details”. He showed me three ways to get enough distance while showing the inside of the battery pack. Next, I explained Range Assist, which is a function of the car and the app. This indicates how far you have to go (EV drivers often call this a “guess meter”. They also indicate that GM’s app has a route planner (I). What I didn’t know). Next, I’ll show you how to drive to maximize range.

Returning to the home page, the next topic was charging. They wanted to explain that there are many chargers out there and that GM and its apps can help them find and use them.

Next, we’ll discuss important things such as different levels of EV charging, along with related details. Therefore, EV buyers can know that there are several options for home charging.

The next topic on the home page was the Ultium battery system. They explain that it has a low center of gravity and a weight distribution of almost 50:50. They explain that it is modular and can give the vehicle a different configuration. Then they explain that they are quickly manufacturing a lot of batteries to help GM reduce its environmental impact.

In the next section, owning an EV makes people happy, so they showed us a lot of happy faces (usually). The first thing they started with was potential savings, including calculators. Second, you get performance benefits such as acceleration, a smooth and quiet ride, and zero direct emissions. They also enter handling and access to HOV lanes. Finally, they want us to know that they are backing up EVs that people can access to ask questions and guarantees.

Live tour

All the sites were exhausted so I had nothing left other than a live tour to check out.

Fortunately, they had options on how you could get involved. You can see the tour presenters and they can hear your voice or you can chat with them. I chose to talk because I have a family taking a nap, but it’s good for people who can’t speak. In other words, all obstacles are covered.

I was very impressed with the overall experience. My presenter was able to roam a nice GM studio with a charging station, Hummer EV, Bolt EV, Bolt EUV, and Bright Drop Van. There was also a great cutaway model on the Ultium platform. It was interactive. This means you can take the lead in asking questions on tours that the presenter actually knew. The GM presenter walks around with the device on the gimbal and provides a real tour of the real vehicle and equipment.

I tested to make sure she knew about the EV charging plan. Not only did she teach me GM resources, but she also recommended other third-party apps used by most EV drivers, including Plugshare (the one I use all the time). So I would like to give a high rating to the presentation as it not only regurgitates the GM training videos to the people, but also gives them what they need to know.

Final idea

When it comes to learning about EVs, I really recommend this website and a one-on-one tour offered to friends learning about EVs. It’s nice to see them not only engaged in excellent salesmanship and showmanship, but also educating the general public about EVs in an accessible and understandable way.

All I wanted to do to improve my home page was to tone down the visuals a bit and focus more on education. But the quality of the tours they offer goes beyond compensating for their shortcomings.

Featured image: Screenshot of GM’s new EV Live website showing one of the presenters with a device in the gimbal.

 

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