Driving Experience: EVs vs Gas Powered Cars

Everyone who knows me knows I love our electric cars (EVs)—love, love love! Yes, that whole driving for free on sunshine thing! But there is something else… I’ve primarily written about having EVs from an environmental and cost viewpoint. However, after renting gas powered cars on a couple of trips back in San Francisco over the past few months, I… Continue reading

Tesla Road Trip: Vacaville Supercharger

We took our first road trip in Nick—driving to Martinez for a bit of business1. We then decided to head up to Vacaville for lunch. We wanted to visit the Vacaville supercharger station. We really didn’t need to charge, but the whole idea was to try it out. This was our first supercharger experience. It’s free. It’s blazing fast. You… Continue reading

The New Killer App!

Today I had a conversation with a lady parked next to my Leaf at the free charging station at Mollie Stone (the local grocery store here in Sausalito). She had a lot of questions about driving a Leaf. She’s probably a bit older than I and made the most interesting comment: I think electric cars are the new killer app… Continue reading

Chloé Gets a Blink Charger

I’ve blogged several times about Chloé, our Nissan Leaf. Here is an update. First, things I love about driving the car: We got a $7,500 federal income tax rebate and a $2,500 state income tax rebate for owning an all electric vehicle. Those tax deductions amount to a $10,000 deduction from the sales price of the car. My Prius, which… Continue reading

Zero Emission Leaf

I’ve been really interested in the Nissan Leaf, an all electric car that uses no gasoline whatsoever.  I like the idea of owning a Leaf because: The cars are made in the USA (Tennessee); so, buying American keeps jobs in the US Electricity, the energy source for the car, is made in the USA, again, keeping jobs in the US… Continue reading