So I've talked about why the goals make worth having the electric car despite the cons.
Yet I've got a goofy grin in my car every day. Shouldn't I feel serious in my self sacrifice?
A little secret. At three months, my electric car is the best I've ever had. The cost - offset by the $50 a week in my pocket that used to go to gas. The range - plenty for my commute and 9 of 10 other trips. On top of that it may take a while but I'm finding range extending chargers all over the place.
This quality was a quarter paid for by state and federal incentives.
Quiet. Fast when I want it and tracks superbly with a low center of gravity. Top safety ratings. Top notch electronics and bluetooth. Clean, no smelly exhaust, or soot under the hood.
I plug it in when I get home. I unplug it before I leave with a full tank of electrons (ok it's a battery full) . I tell my ipod touch to have it warm up while I get my morning shower.
I'm roughing it but I'm hanging in there....