In 2011, Top Gear pretty much crapped all over the Nissan Leaf and the Peugeot IOn. By 2013, Top Gear America gave electrics cars some grudging respect.
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.
It used to be easy to buy a car wash while filling up. How do I get a car wash now I don’t need to fill up any more?
Electric motors provide instant torque. So yes, the Leaf is one hell of a lot of fun to drive.
After three conversations about why I bought an electric car, I’ve decided a) I need to develop simple, smart, and accurate answers for common questions, and b) that a personal FAQ will help me organize everything from a).
When you don’t need the range and flexibility of a Jetta TDI, the Nissan Leaf is the more economical and environmentally friendly option.
Electric cars are everywhere, especially in Silicon Valley.
Parking an electric at the airport and a couple of odd moments that only electric car owners understand.
Summer 2014 will be forever remembered as the point at which renewable energy and economics met for a Colorado family.
Part three in a series. First look at this map: Now this one, which indicates the location of US military installations: