EV Club of Connecticut Show & Tell videos feature owners sharing their real-world experiences

Posted by Paul Braren on Oct 20 2021 (updated on Feb 20 2022) in
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    Photo by Paul Braren on Oct. 17 2021 at Sherwood Island State Park. Polestar 2 at left, Mustang Mach-E at right.

    I've been donating my time as camera man to produce this series of videos where fellow EV Club of Connecticut member Larry Thompson and I set out to capture EV buyers impressions of their ownership experience. We've had a lot of fun doing these here in various spots around the state, enjoying the great outdoors together, safely. I think the variety of perspectives seen here will be helpful to shoppers. Hopefully they'll be more of these to come soon, especially with the start of Rivian R1T deliveries.

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    I strongly encourage readers to test drive multiple EVs before buying, it will change your feelings about cars forever, in a very good way.

    The real choice for EV-curious shoppers is between buying a gas car or buying a car that runs only electricity. It's not really Tesla vs. Ford, or Rivian vs. Lucid. It's EV vs gas. After decades of denial, the realities of climate change seem to finally be sinking in with the public, with more and more shoppers interested in putting less carbon emissions and pollutants into the atmosphere. The $ savings in owning and operating an EV are what's really striking about these owner stories, along with the joy and pride in their purchase decisions. Thank goodness there's now great ride quality and handsome looks available in all the top choices in the increasingly diverse US market for EVs.

    I'm always happy to meet people that are enjoying sharing their surprise at the many benefits of going electric. Watch and learn about their perspectives on test drives, dealerships and the ownership experience. Hopefully you'll find these commercial-free videos helpful, and please feel free to leave comments below this article.

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    2021 VW ID.4

    Apr 17 2021 - EV Club of CT Show & Tell by new owner Marshall - 2021 VW ID.4, first in Connecticut!

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

    Apr 24 2021 - Bolt Driver's First Impressions: Ford Mustang Mach-E, Drive Electric Earth Day Fairfield Connecticut

    2021 Tesla Model S

    Oct 10 2021 - 2021 Model S Refresh Overview at Tesla Owners Club of Connecticut Fall Drive Event

    2021 Polestar 2

    Oct 17 2021 - EV Club of CT Show & Tell by new owner Marc - 2021 Polestar 2

    2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

    Oct 17 2021 - EV Club of CT Show & Tell by new owner Elizabeth - 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

    2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

    Feb 19 2022 - EV Club of CT Show & Tell by new owner Will Cross - 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 [compared to Tesla Model 3]

    If you prefer to just share the YouTube videos, you can easily share them using TinkerTry's Playlist:

    • EV Owners Show & Tell
      This entire video series will automatically play back in this video window below, from newest to oldest.

    I learned a bit about the considerable challenges of producing 4K video with good outdoor audio. If you're interested in the nerdy details, here's my equipment.



    I also learned that given you can't easily blur out a moving license plate, but for some interviewees, they'd only be comfortable if I don't show their plate. So it'd be a better use of my time and less distracting to watch if I were to just bring along a temporary plate cover for future shoots.

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    This article captures the fun of driving up and down Mount Washington in my EV, with my short, fun 4K video below. Now imagine how effortless, quiet, and smell-free it will be to climb up steep grades in your EV pickup, even when towing!

    Safe fun with my father:

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    Disclosure: My family owns no stock in Tesla. Tesla doesn't advertise at TinkerTry, or anywhere else, and this is not a sponsored post. We financed the purchase of two Tesla Model 3s, replacing my 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid in December of 2018 and replacing my wife's 2005 Honda Civic EX in December of 2019. These big moves to an all electric household were an expression of our mutual desire to go green, avoid gasoline, be safe, have fun, and save money in the long run. Mostly for my job, I drive a lot, 25,000 miles in 2019 for example, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing what I've learned with you. I hope you can tell!