Page 4 - Norris Electric News Sept. 2018
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 Bruce Vitosh
General Manager & CEO
                                                                              Hybrid electric vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine in combination with one or more electric motors that use energy stored in batteries.
Plug-in hybrid vehicles are hybrid electric vehicles whose battery can be recharged by plugging it into an external source of electric power, as well as by its on-board engine and generator.
All-electric vehicles use energy stored in its rechargeable batteries, which can be recharged by common household electricity. Unlike a hybrid vehicle, which is fueled by gasoline and uses a battery and electric motor to improve efficiency, an electric vehicle is powered exclusively by electricity.
 Norris employees get charged up about electric vehicles at the annual parade in Diller. The all-electric vehicle driven by District employees heightened awareness of today’s electric vehicles in Nebraska.
Left side, left to right: Bruce Tegtmeier, Kaden Rupprecht and Ty and Maxton Gill. Right side, front row: Avery and Braylee Gill. Right side, back row: Amber and Anna Gill and Emma Rupprecht.
Electric Vehicles Gaining Acceptance
Have you considered purchasing an electric vehicle? The Nebraska Energy Office reported at the end of 2017 that there were over 500 registered electric vehicles in Nebraska. The growth in the
number of electric vehicle owners is expected to slowly climb. A long-term electric vehicle market expansion over the next 30 years could have a significant impact on the electric industry.
In an effort to heighten awareness about electric vehicles and charging stations, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has acquired a 2018 Chevrolet Bolt
that will be utilized by NPPD and its wholesale customers, including Norris. The car is available for NPPD and its wholesale customers for special events and activities so that potential customers can see an electric vehicle up close. In addition, the electric utilities are interested in learning more about how the electric charging station demands may impact its electric systems.

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