Update on Chloé, Our Nissan Leaf

Chloé, our all electric car, has now topped 1,000 miles. Yep, that’s 1,000 miles without any gasoline. (Put another way, that’s easily over $100 I haven’t given to the evil oil empire.) Driving it here in Sausalito has been an adjustment because this area has some serious hills. (Since I was raised in Florida, I think of them as mountains!)… Continue reading

Another Glimpse

Warp Drive So here is a glimpse of Chloé’s dashboard. (Yes, I went crazy with a preset in the Flare app.) It looks a good bit different from the dashboard of any other car I’ve ever had. I’m getting more familiar with the controls and information displays every day. Chloé has two drive modes: normal and Eco. In normal drive… Continue reading

Trips to the Gas Station

Today was my first gas station visit in Chloé, the new Nissan Leaf. No, I didn’t need to buy gas, oil, or transmission fluid. Chloé doesn’t use any gas or any oil or any transmission fluid. The brief visit was to get some goodies! <EG> Unlike driving any car I’ve ever owned, driving Chloé is totally awesome. I setup my… 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