A solar owner and BEV driver since 2013, Jeff Pickett leads sustainability product marketing for Pure Storage and is an avid startup investor and advisor. Beyond tech, he has worked in environmental services, finance and arts and entertainment. Jeff was born and raised in Oregon and earned his undergraduate degree – with honors – from Yale, an MFA in film production from USC and an MBA from Wharton, achieving Palmer Scholar distinction. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife Molly and kids Verna, Redmond and Granger, and his Zen place is cycling up steep mountain roads.
The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is arguably the most significant piece of climate legislation the United States has ever seen, including significant investments in clean energy and consumer incentives to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption. In our latest blog post, EVmatch advisor Jeff Pickett takes a deep dive into the landmark bill, looking at what the IRA means for climate change mitigation and the EV industry.
here have been some exciting recent developments for adventuresome EVangelists such as myself. While much of driving for most everybody is predictable commuting, sometimes one needs to get off the beaten track. Until now, for EV drivers, that often presented a challenge at best, and a complete roadblock at worst.
In my continuing quest to show that electric cars can ferry adventurous families just as well as gas-guzzling minivans and Tahoes, I can now say from experience that this holds true during the “new normal” of the pandemic. (Important note: we traveled between August 8th and 17th, after the second wave of COVID had crested, and would have not have done so had cases still been rising.)
Following up on my account of our family odyssey this past summer (Part 1 + Part 2), I thought I would offer a coda on traveling in the colder months…not to mention with a third child now outside the womb! This go-round, we headed southeast, with our farthest point out being Scottsdale, AZ. The total distance traveled was right around 2,000 miles, over nine days.
In part 1 of this extended post, I recounted the gory details of a 4,000-mile family road trip in a Tesla Model X. And by “gory,” I mean “delightful” for the most part…but in the interest of credibility, I have pledged to make this an unvarnished look at EV road-tripping. With that in mind, here’s where I play Monday morning quarterback and examine our (mis)adventures with a more critical eye.