The numbers just came in.... With a 40 mile round trip commute to work 5 days a week and 20 mile round trip commute to school 2 days a week, I am spending around $3.50 PER WEEK to fuel my electric car.
I was spending $500/month at the gas pump and contributing to the vicious green house gases and climate change cycle that has us complaining about extreme temperatures and terrified of natural disasters.
I now drive a 2011 Nissan Leaf with only a 75 mile capacity on a full charge. This means I have to plug in every night to make it through my normal commute the next day. Since I don't have a garage, I'm simply running an extension cord to my car every night when I get home. And most days if I want to add in a detour, I have to carefully calculate my miles and figure out how to save enough battery to make it. And let me tell you, it still feels so worth it and I would still rather all this than worry about finding the cheapest gas station every week or what my driving habits are doing to the earth.
But for anyone afraid of the hassle: there are newer electric cars on the market like the Chevy Bolt that costs around $30k brand new and hold 238 miles on a full charge. If you have a garage, you can install a level 2 charger box and get a city rebate to cover the cost of the box and your car will charge in less than half the time of a regular outlet. How convenient is that?
If you love the earth, if you love saving tons of money over your lifetime as a driver, if you love to never have to search for a gas station again, and if you want to radically change the economic power structures that oppose world peace (yeah, I took it there)....then #WhatsStoppingYouFromDrivingElectric?
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