Today I went to Eckhart Trailer Hitch and Welding Company, which has been in LA since 1944, to get a hitch for a bike rack for Monica. Just as the guys were finishing up, in drove a Leaf! I was beside myself.
Naturally, I walked up to the driver and asked him to tell me everything about his car. He had only had it for 4 days. He loves it. Rave! Rave! Rave!
We talked for quite awhile. He told me where he bought the car, and who his salesman was—the “EV evangelist.”
I was just a few miles away. So, I went to see him. I immediately recognized him from the movie I had seen a few months earlier, Who Killed the Electric Car. This guy is a major activist, and an activist about something about which I feel equally passionate: get us off oil!
I test drove his Leaf. I absolutely love this car! It handles amazingly well! The car feels a bit more upscale than the Prius model I have.
His home is powered by solar power. He plugs his car in at night. He literally is driving on sunshine!
I will have a lot more to say about this in the near future.