Our  Outreach Vehicles

At ENP we believe an outreach vehicle should not be a huge drain on a small nonprofit organization's resources or the resources of our shared environment.

 

We also do not want a vehicle that harms the very environment we are working to understand, protect, and educate you all about.

We also want a vehicle that we can fuel with "homegrown" renewable energy.

This is why, since 2013, ENP has been driving 100% electric vehicles.

Our first Outreach EV was a 2012 Nissan Leaf SL with 73 all-electric miles of driving range. 

Read the LEAF's story on our EV Blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Leaf served us well for 6 years and 78,000 miles and then, in late 2019, we EVolved to a 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV with a real-world driving range of 200-240 miles - a mighty improvement over the Leaf.

   We USE our Bolt EV and we LOVE our Bolt EV and we plan to drive it for as long as possible (we hope at least 8-10 years or more).  In fact, read the latest Bolt Report on our EV Blog for more on the story and status of the "Mighty Bolt" as we lovingly call her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our newest Outreach Vehicle is our mobile outreach classroom that we call the

SS NaSA PoD. 

This is short for

Science Steve's Nature and Science Adventure Pod of Discovery.

 

We use the PoD as a mobile outreach classroom to bring our message to local schools, camps, and other organizations in a ventilated, covid-safe environment. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The PoD is almost finished!  We hope to have it fully complete by the end of 2022.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has helped us make all this awesome possible!!!

 

However, while we dearly love our Mighty Bolt EV - it is unable to pull the SS NaSA PoD.  Therefore, our biggest need for the future of our outreach programming, wildlife rescue, rehabilitation & conservation, and renewable energy/EV education - is an all-electric outreach vehicle with greater hauling and towing capabilities, better all-weather/all-terrain surface driving, and a longer driving range than the Mighty Bolt EV.   

 

For all these reasons our dream goal for a second outreach vehicle is the Tesla Cybertruck all-electric vehicle.  This electric vehicle will not be available for several more years but we are really looking forward to the day it is. 

 

 

The implementation of this unique vehicle as a dedicated outreach vehicle will expand our daily driving range to around 300-500 miles from our base of operations, allow us to navigate any terrain/road conditions nature may offer us, allow us to easily pull our new mobile outreach classroom the SS NaSA PoD or a utility trailer, and to haul supplies when needed.

 

With the continued expansion of the regional and national EV fast-charging networks, our driving range will soon be increased to well over 1000 miles/day - these are all things our current outreach vehicle will not do.  

 

If you are interested in assisting us with the future acquisition of a Tesla Cybertruck please do contact us.

 

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