Monthly Archives: June 2013

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“Free” energy

The aspect of driving an EV that I find the most amazing is the regenerative braking. These cars have the ability to capture the energy used to slow the car and put it back in the battery for later use. In a conventional car, this energy is lost through friction and heat in the brakes. Read More …

Received updated lease document today

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I had a nice surprise in the mail today… Read More …

Back from the doctor

The EV spent Monday and Tuesday at Joyce Honda. They were able to drive it later in the day on Sunday without doing anything – they it turned on and it ran – no problem ever since. There was a diagnostic code for low voltage and they updated some software. Everything seems to be fine. Read More …

Cars and Croissants started out great!

I was really looking forward to today’s Cars and Croissants in Summit. The EV club was expecting a good turnout and there were sure to be lots of cars displayed that you’d almost never see on the road. As usual, there were more Ferraris than I could count. I watched Dr. Tax allow a 13-year-old Read More …

My average energy use improved

One of the displays in the Fit EV shows average energy use. It took a while before I discovered it and when I first saw it, it said I had achieved 4.5 miles per KwH. Read More …

Two-month report – the car is paying for itself!

Well, it’s been 2 months since I have had this EV. All in all, I am delighted with the experience and really have no complaints. Read More …

There’s been a lot more interest lately

Since Honda announced the reduction in the lease price from $389 to $259/mo and eliminated the mileage cap, there has been quite a lot more interest in this car. (Note to self: I still have not yet received an updated lease statement reflecting the new amount.) Read More …