Latest Update on Our Nissan Leaf

Chloé now has been driven over 5,000 miles without a drop of gas! Lovin’ it! Since our solar panels have now gone live, I thought I should provide a cost assessment of using our electric car through the end of September, 2012. The solar panels went into effect about a week ago, near the beginning of October. So, for all… Continue reading

Leaf Makes 4 Tiny Trees

Yesterday I drove Clhoé, our Nissan Leaf, around a lot! And I learned something I had not known: The leaf can only create 4 tiny trees and one full tree on the dashboard. You see, when you drive, the car is encouraging you to drive efficiently. The more efficiently you drive, the more tiny trees you create before turning the… Continue reading

Forgiveness

Image via Wikipedia You know, I’m fairly forgiving of people but not at all of corporations.  For example:  when the Exxon Valdez spilled oil all over Prince William Sound in Alaska back in 1989, I swore I would never knowingly purchase Exxon products again.  Here 11 years later, I’ve kept that promise. I was so annoyed by the crappy cars… Continue reading