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No gas, no motor oil, no problem: Couple finds electric, hybrid autos reliable and environmentally safe – Members – Mobile Adv

Michael O’Donnell/Idaho State Journal

Pocatello veterinarian Walter Rowntree and wife Laura Reynolds are the proud owners of a Tesla Model S all-electric car. They will have a booth and explain ways to save energy at the April 19 Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair in Pocatello.

By Michael H. O’Donnell modonnell@journalnet.com |Posted 19 hours ago

POCATELLO — When veterinarian Walter Rowntree slides behind the wheel of his high-performance luxury sedan and pushes the start button, there is no rumble from the 362 horsepower motor that rockets the four-door vehicle from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.

There’s also no exhaust, no transmission and no gasoline station stops involved.

Rowntree drives a 2014 Tesla Model S and it’s all electric. He is driving the first Tesla sold in Eastern Idaho and says there are three in Boise.

“We just absolutely love driving the electric,” Rowntree said.

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