a light tan SUV with the hood open is in the foreground. Behind it is a riding mower.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Michael Walenga works at Western Michigan University. His commute is about eight miles, and he used to take his truck.

“And it was just so expensive, maintenance and fuel,” he said.

A man in a yellow helmet and dark jacket sits on a black motorcycle looking toward the camera, in a parking lot under blue sky.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

They range from a motorcycle to an SUV, but the vehicles headed to an event in Kalamazoo Saturday do have something in common. They’re at least partly electric. And most of the 11 models scheduled to be there use no gas.

WMU Opens New Virtual Reality Lab

Feb 28, 2018
Amir Muhammad / WMUK

When you were a kid playing video games, did you ever dream that one day you could actually go inside the game and play? Well, that future has arrived with new technology at Western Michigan University’s Waldo Library.