Alumni Guide

Alumni Guide

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HQ for your next electric ___. Student support: matt@mynextelectric.com, 5049395932

Guides

Electric vehicles

EV v Gas

History

Efficiency: Electric > Gas
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Energy density: Gas > Batteries
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It wasn’t always this way….

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Battery costs down 97% in 30 years…
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Today

5 types of anxiety: Charging, Affordability, Range, Models, Awareness
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The 5% tipping point
  • Norway hit 5%… then Europe hit it….We just hit it….
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Buying an EV

$7,500 credit: how it works, which cars

A solid total ownership calculator

It isn’t pretty, but it sure does crank out some cool data about how cars compare to each other on fuel and total ownership: DOE Calculator

3 types of EVs to choose from

https://mechanicbase.com/electric-vehicles/hidden-costs-of-owning-an-electric-car/

Subscribing to an electric car is a thing

If you’re in Dayton, OH or Indianapolis…

Calfornia…

Buying Used

Used EV Marketplaces are emerging

Renting

Converting

Bikes

This is really fun and simple to do. It can be done cheaply for ~$200. I’d recommending a ~$300-$600 package from Grin.

Grin Technologies - Great at e-bike conversion parts

Night Shift Bikes - my motorcycle and bike projects, not for sale, just sharin’

Motorcycles

I’m part of a community of folks who convert electric motorcycles for personal use. I wouldn’t buy a converted bike from anyone; they’re poorly regulated and mostly for personal use by qualified builders. If you’re in that category, here are a few places I rely on for guidance:

elmoto.net - old-school board for builders

Night Shift Bikes - my motorcycle and bike projects

Cars

Realistically, this is an expensive endeavor. Most reputable shops are going to ask you to bring a very nice used car that they won’t have to repair. They’ll put likely Tesla battery packs and Tesla or Netgain motors in it and charge you 35-75K. Here are the two best shops IMO.

Moment Motors, Austin, TX

EV West, LA, CA

Electric homes

1 Page Planner

This 1 pager is actually page 33 of the Go Electric Guide, but it’s so compace, we’re giving it special airtime.

IRA Calculator

This is a comprehensive calculator on incentives available in the Inflation Reduction Act. It can be a little rosy on install costs, but it’s a great place to drill down on what and when to make swaps.

  • Plug in get in where you live and what income bracket you’re in for details on what you’ll get out of the IRA.
  • Dig into the great guides on each piece of the puzzle!

Class stuff

Important links

Class Zoom link (Audio: +16468769923,,7036719307#)

Pre-course survey

1: Tues, Jan 10

Agenda

When
What
:02 - :10
Matt welcomes everyone. Check the tech.
:10 - :15
:15 - :20
Matt explains Breakout #1: Early MPG Memories
:20 - :35
BREAKOUT 1: 5 min to Sketch: Early vehicle, Your Name, MPG), 10 min to Share
:35 - :53
Matt on Electric v Gas Cars then explain Breakout #2: Your NEXT EV
:53 - :70
BREAKOUT 2: 5 min to sketch fleet, 15 min on What goes electric NEXT
:70 - :80
Rewiring America’s Electrification Calculator, + the Inflation Reduction Act
:80 - :85
The My Next Electric Lending Library and Alumni Perks
: 85 - :90
Fill out survey to make session two better!

Recording

End of class survey

Stuff I might cover
10 Machines in each of our homes - We’ll need to electrify most of them
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  • Let’s head to the handout!
Which EVs can I get now? tl;dr: Not many….:45-:55
  • Automakers are working hard to adjust to the new rules on where batteries are made and where cars are assembled.
  • Add supply chain/COVID/chip scarcity/inflation and it’s a bad time to buy a car, so TL;DR is hold off as long as you can.
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bit.ly/electriccarguide6

1 Billion Machines - We’ll need to electrify most of them

Shout out to Saul Griffith, founder of Rewiring America for his post on 1 Billion Machines

  • Sankey 2021: Quad = 1 quadrillion (1015) BTUs or 293.07 TWh
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  • Behold the Super Sankey
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  • The Billion Machine Sankey
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  • The Household Sankey
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2: Tuesday, Jan 17

Agenda

When
What
:02 - :05
Welcome + tech check.
:05 - :10
1B Machines to electrify
:10 - :15
10 are in your home
:15 - :20
How to use: IRA Calculator
:20 - :40
BREAKOUT 1: 10m solo calculator, 10m share: next non-vehicle electric
:40 - :50
1/10: Finding baby steps
:50 - :60
Unconference Set up
:60 - :80
Unconference
:80 - :90
SURVEY, alumni perks, guides

Resources

1 billion machines

Shout out to Saul Griffith, founder of Rewiring America for his post on 1 Billion Machines

  • Sankey 2021: Quad = 1 quadrillion (1015) BTUs or 293.07 TWh
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  • Behold the Super Sankey
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  • The Billion Machine Sankey
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  • The Household Sankey
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10 machines in your home

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1 Page Planner

This 1 pager is actually page 33 of the Go Electric Guide, but it’s so compace, we’re giving it special airtime.

IRA Calculator

This is a comprehensive calculator on incentives available in the Inflation Reduction Act. It can be a little rosy on install costs, but it’s a great place to drill down on what and when to make swaps.

  • Plug in get in where you live and what income bracket you’re in for details on what you’ll get out of the IRA.
  • Dig into the great guides on each piece of the puzzle!

Unconference

Final thoughts

  • My next ___ will be electric. 1B machines; every one counts.
  • I’m an electrifier now. Think about who you are more than what to do.
  • Baby steps: If there’s something that’s 10X or 100X cheaper, faster - do it now.
  • Us, and: Bring your friends and frenemies along.

Final survey

After the course

Alumni Perks
Alumni Buying Guides

Two Rules

Have fun.

I want to give you permission to have fun electrifying. Why?

  • Electric is more fun than gas. Simple, Elegant. The EV Grin.
  • Saving $ is fun. We’re at lifecycle parity now. Purchase price parity soon. Fossil fuel volatility is here to stay. But Wright’s Law is still in effect for electricity + batteries.
  • Learning science says so. We need to save the planet, but fear is a bad way to teach anything complicated. This is a complex, 10-ish step process of changing how we live with our fuel and machines that use fuel; our brains need to be enjoying the journey to make this stuff stick.
  • There are many fun ways to test out electric before you have to spend bigger $.
    • Your brain and lifestyle will need these reps to follow rule #2 when the time comes.

No gas for gas.

“My next ___ will be electric.” - You

  • US: 1 Billion machines to swap; every one counts.
    • Swapping every machine to electric at end of life is ~1.5 degrees C.
    • Your home: 10 machines to swap; every one counts. (42%)
    • Swapping a gas ___ for another gas ___ leaves you out of saving $ for 10-20 years.
  • You don’t have to panic, but you do need a plan.
    • We’re at lifecycle parity now. Purchase price parity soon. That leaves 3 things:
      • Financing. Solve for upfront gap; Inflation Reduction Act helps .
      • Supply. Your electrician, the manufacturers, chip shortage.
      • Behavior. How you use the stuff to live your life.

Appendix

The one pager

This is a one (ok, two sides) pager I wrote to go deeper into the science behind Rule #2.

The My Next Electric One Pager 1.0.pdf5031.7KB

1 billion machines

Shout out to Saul Griffith, founder of Rewiring America for his post on 1 Billion Machines

  • Sankey 2021: Quad = 1 quadrillion (1015) BTUs or 293.07 TWh
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  • Behold the Super Sankey
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  • The Billion Machine Sankey
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  • The Household Sankey
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10 machines in your home

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So. Many. Links.

MNE Link library
Week 1 Zoom Video
Redwood Energy Guide (Start page 41)
3 Best Portable Induction Stovetops
WTF Is Induction Cooking Video
Chef Electrifying Kitchen Article
Cooking Without Gas Article
Problems with Gas Stovetops Video
New Orleans Selected for Local Energy Action
The Best Stove for your Health
Energy Within Environmental Constraints Course
Thursday Worksheet
Week 2 Zoom Video
Green Hydrogen Podcast Episode
Clean Power Generation Article
Clean Power Transition Podcast Episode
State Incentives Database
Free Personal Energy Footprint Audit
Induction Stove Top Mat
Rewire America’s Guide to the IRA
Rewire America’s IRA Savings Calculator
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
Bringing Infrastructure Home, 50-State Home Electrification Report
Google’s Project Sunroof
How to Electrify Your Home - Podcast
Dept. of Energy Vehicle Comparison Calculator
Rewiring America Go Electric One-Page Guide
A How-To Guide to Electrify Your Home - Podcast
Electrify Everything Facebook Group
HVAC Comfort Consultant Finder
B2U - 2nd Life EV Battery Storage Company
EVs that Qualify for the IRA Tax Credits
Ultra-Low Energy Comparison Guide
New Solar Powered EV Concept
Book list

My Next Electric book list

TitleAuthorSummary
Electrify: An Optimist's Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future
Your next ___ should be electric: We need to swap out 1B of them.
Atomic Habits
You’re an electrifier... Think about who you are more than what tasks you have to do.
All we Can Save
Be curious: Breakthroughs will probably emerge from the edges of current system.
The Exponential Age
Be optimistic: Solar, batteries, chips, and manufacturing can scale exponentially.
Newsletters/Pods to consider

Trucks.vc - Newsletter from Reilly Brennan. Automobile heavy.

ClimateTech VC - Great summaries of specific themes in clean transition.

Broken Ground - Great coverage of collective action that’s working in Memphis.

The Weekly Planet - Great weekly from author of my fave take on Inflation Reduction Act.

Good thread on exponential forces at work
Alumni Resources