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!

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...

Electric vehicles can be amazing, but they are still a work in progress

AUG 21, 2019 – The Cloud Crashed my Tesla on the wrong side of town.  Luckily, I had lots of guns and ammo. One of my complaints about Tesla is...

Putting the Tesla to the long-distance test

JUNE 18, 2019 – I have taken the Tesla around the Bismarck/Mandan area a number of times, but I had never taken it for an extended trip out of t...

Relying on someone’s charging station

MAY 21, 2019 – Normally, I’m a pretty boring driver when it comes to the Tesla. I live in Mandan and work in Bismarck, so the seven-mile commu...

30+

Charging Stations in ND

100,000

Miles of battery life

200

Miles before recharging

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

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

FINANCIAL BENEFITS

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

A NEW WAY TO DRIVE

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