Electric Vehicles 101
- Electric vs gas cars
- Advice on what to buy, when
- Micro-mobility, personal vehicle fleets
This Electric Home
- Cooking with induction
- Heat-pump appliances
- Solar and battery storage, V2X
Show, Tell, Graduate
- Virtual tours of electric homes, vehicle fleets
- Show off what you’ve learned
- Tips on what to electrify next
How it works
Start with the fun stuff: An hour on your electric vehicle future
In our opening session, we’ll talk about why electric vehicles might be even more fun than your favorite gas or human powered vehicles. Then we’ll talk about some of the most interesting options out there right now, and some crazy ideas on the horizon.
Thinking inside of the box: An hour on your future electric home
In our second session, we’ll head inside and talk cooking and comfort. We’ll start figuring out how and when to save the most money by electrifying your appliances and using the battery in your car to power your home and other stuff.
Graduation Celebration: the My Next Electric UnConference
Our last hour together is where it gets really fun. We’ll freestyle our own un-conference full of stories we tell each other - from what things we’ve tried, to dreams we’ve got, to crowdsourcing solutions to specific problems. It’s a super fun way to wrap!
Try before you buy
For every big ticket electric item in your future - from cars to solar to heat pumps to a new induction stove - there’s a smaller 10X cheaper way to try it out first. We’ve built a lending library and a directory of cheap ways to try it all before you have to write a big check. And we’re adding new stuff to the library all the time.
Savvy Cohort 7: Dec 7, 8, 10
Meet alumni from all 7 cohorts in our last session of 2023
Wednesday, Dec 7: EV 101 6-7 PM EASTERN US 5-6 PM CENTRAL US Electric Vehicle Basics: Why they’re cool, ways they’re not, when and how to buy one
Thursday, Dec 8: This Electric Home 5-630 PM EASTERN US 4-530 PM CENTRAL US Electric Appliances, Solar, your car’s big battery and what to do with it
Saturday, Dec 10: Show, Tell, Graduate 9-1030 PM EASTERN US 10-1130 PM CENTRAL US 1st ever All-Alum Unconference: To celebrate our first year of classes, we’re inviting everyone who’s taken the class to dial in or show up in New Orleans!
Start electrifying in just 2 sessions: Jan 10, 17
Same great taste, fewer meetings
Tuesday, Jan 10: EV 101 + This Electric Home 5-630 PM EASTERN US 4-530 PM CENTRAL US I jam two hours into 90 action packed minutes of planning and show & tell
Tuesday, Jan 17: Work on your electric plan then we Show, Tell, Graduate 5-630 PM EASTERN US 4-530 PM CENTRAL US We’ll work on your personal go-electric plan then wrap with a fun unconference full of show and tell and pro-tips on how to start electrifying your stuff over the next few years
About My Next Electric
Doing a new thing can be hard, but it gets easier when that new thing’s fun and good for you. Electrifying’s both, so we’re obsessed with putting the fun in electrifuncation. :| Here’s how:
- Just enough big picture: Learn just enough about electric motors, inverters, renewable fuels and batteries to start seeing how much more fun, flexible, complicated and affordable an electrified world might be.
- Electrify: Learn how to make a fast, affordable baby step towards electrifying before spending the big bucks. Borrow something from our library if you need to.
- Giggle: Laugh about how fun electric can be.
- Repeat: Get advice from our team and other real folks about what you’ll electrify next.
My Next Electric is a community of curious people trying to answer this question: “What if my next ___ is electric?” We’re figuring out the when and how of replacing gas machines with electric alternatives that work better and save us more and more money the longer we use them. This is a diverse group of people from all walks of life, sharing struggles and wins on a very new, sometimes uncomfortable, journey. If you pay someone for gas, you’re welcome here.
What our alumni say…
Amped to be your coach.
I’m Matt. I've been teaching & coaching for 25 years and electrifying vehicles for 15. Making stuff like this fun & easy to understand is my jam. I don’t know it all. But I’m obsessed with creating a space for everyone to learn what they need to save money and live a more joyful life, especially during this messy transition.
I’ve spent the last year figuring out the best way to help people get started on this stuff. My latest and best iteration is a three-hour online (with one hour in-person if you’re near New Orleans, LA, USA). By the end of the course you’ll understand the pieces of the go-electric puzzle, have tried at least one new electric thing, met other curious people, and starting making a plan for your next electric.