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.
Our Leaf served us well for 6 years and then in late 2019, we EVolved to a 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV with a real-world driving range of 200-250 miles - a big improvement over the Leaf.
We LOVE our new Bolt EV and plan to drive it for at least 6 years, however, our biggest need for the future of our outreach programming, wildlife rescue & conservation, and renewable energy/EV outreach programming is an all-electric outreach vehicle with greater hauling and pulling capabilities, better all-weather/all-terrain surface driving, and a longer driving range than the current ENP outreach EV the "Mighty Bolt" as we lovingly call her.
For all these reasons our dream future 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 our dedicated outreach vehicle will expand our daily driving range to around 300 miles from our base of operations, allow us to navigate any terrain/road conditions nature may offer us, allow is to pull our trailer and haul more supplies and, with the expansion of the local and regional EV fast-charging networks, our range will soon be increased to well over 400 - 500 miles/day - these are all things our current vehicle will not do. If you are interested in assisting us with the future acquisition of a Tesla Cybertruck Dual Motor AWD please do contact us.