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Electric Cars Are Way More Fun

As most of you already know, we have about 50 Toyota Prius cars.  You probably see them running around your neighborhood.  That wasn’t a bad first step, in terms of green driving, but maybe we can do better . . .

Last year we got some solar panels with some batteries.  Sort of a cross between a keen to be green, save the world and a SHTF prepper I don’t trust the electricity grid deal.  It’s worked out pretty good, except every month H complains that it’s impossible to tell how much electricity we’re making, using, selling, buying.  Hopefully we’ll get that figured out, but in the mean time, I hope to add some more panels.  Of course, as soon as we finished the solar panels and system, the fun started.  We bought a Nissan Leaf.

I’ve been reading a lot about Teslas, and in fact I’ve been reading about electric cars since I was in the second grade–I did a report on them, and they were coming out in 10 years.  It’s definitely been a coupla years since then.  Anyway, back to the Leaf / Tesla.  I think the Teslas are probably really really fun, but they cost too much.  They bring tears to my eyes, just thinking about paying for one.  So we did the next best thing, bought a second-hand Leaf.  H was skeptical, of course, because unless you can decorate the house with it, it’s probably a wasted of dough.  Once we bought it, and hooked up a super-cool Juice Box charger, she started driving it.  Then driving it, then driving it.  Now her Subaru Outback just sits out front all week, and she only drives the Leaf.  It’s just so much more fun.  How much are those new Tesla’s and what is the Colorado Powerball up to today?

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