A new way to drive

Electric cars powered by coal are energy efficient and offer a viable alternative to traditional travel solutions.

Meet our Tesla, WATTS!

WATT’s Up?

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be hitting the EV market; causing BloombergNEF to downgrade its forecast for 2020 by 16 percent. The impact on batter...

Want to enjoy February in North Dakota? Drive a Tesla

In February 2019, the Tesla Model X was a novelty at the Lignite Energy Council. I drove it for a week on all kind of road conditions and found that t...

WATT’s Up?

Charging infrastructure gets a boost North Dakota to get 17 DC Fast Chargers (Level 3) via Volkswagen Settlement fund grants. The North Dakota Departm...

Tesla Model X – The Ambassador of Lignite

OCT 30, 2019 – Right about the time we moved from October into November 2019, the Lignite Energy Council’s all-electric Tesla turned from 9,99...

Tesla Service Experience – LEC Tesla Model X – Powered by ND Coal

MAY 30, 2019 – We had been experiencing a problem with the falcon doors not fully opening and sensing objects near the door, this made it diffic...

Taking the Tesla to “Plug In to the Future”

AUG 28, 2019 – I was fortunate to take WATTS, Lignite Energy Council’s Tesla X, for 24 hours on a road trip to Minnkota Power’s “Plug into...

Take a ride in Medora with President Teddy Roosevelt!

Electric vehicles are great for families!

How do EVs support local businesses?

How does a mountain biker use an electric vehicle?


Charging Stations in ND


Miles of battery life


Miles before recharging


Electric vehicles produce no direct emissions and can be fueled by North Dakota's own electric power plants.


Electric vehicle owners only pay about $405 a year to charge under normal driving habits!


Electric vehicles are more responsive and accelerate quicker. This makes the drive more fun and exciting.