Leasing solar panels and acquiring an electric vehicle helped clear a mental block that had kept me from writing much about industrial climate disruption for about two years.
For the way I drive my Nissan Leaf, and the seasons I’ve driven it in thus far, I get about 90 miles out of a single charge.
Most electric vehicles suffer from range issues, and there really aren’t any all-electric all-wheel-drive SUVs or minivans – yet. That is likely to change after 2015 when Telsa’s Model X crossover is released and Tesla completes their bare-bones supercharger network.
Summer 2014 will be forever remembered as the point at which renewable energy and economics met for a Colorado family.