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

Meet Chloé.

Yes, I knew it was only a matter of time. Chloé has now replaced Watts, my wonderful little 2006 Prius. Watts had less than 29,000 miles on him when he was traded in today. He averaged about 46.5 miles per gallon. This means that Watts burned about 624 gallons of gasoline during his time with me—far less than the vast… Continue reading

Serendipity: Driving on Sunshine!

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… Continue reading

Lamented No More

Everyone knows I like to be environmentally conscious and give the oil industry as little money as possible.  (I’ve blogged about my keen interest in the Nissan Leaf.  I suspect that, as soon as I can test drive a Leaf, the Prius (Watts) will be replaced with one.  In the meantime… ) Since resale values for Japanese autos are at… Continue reading

Lacks the Ring of Truth

Everyone is reporting about the silver-headed gentleman who frantically called 911 early in the week stating that his Toyota Prius was accelerating out of control down the San Diego interstate. In my mind, these are some of the salient things he says in his on camera CNN interview: The the floor mat was not stuck up under the gas pedal.… Continue reading