Author Archives: Ras1862

BMW i3 Mounted Winter Tires for Sale

Our i3 lease is up and we returned the car to BMW. I am looking for a new home for the 4 mounted winter tires that we bought. Please see Vermont Craigslist posting for details. Thank you.

Goodbye

My first electric car experience has come to an end, 4 months earlier than planned. My wife and I are relocating to Vermont and VT is not a market where Honda leased the Fit EV – therefore, if I took it with me, I’d have to return it to NJ in April when the lease Read More …

Getting Ready to Say Goodbye

I have had the Fit EV for 31+ months now and it has been dependable and economical transportation a and thoroughly enjoyable experience. My wife and I enjoyed the EV experience so much that we traded in her Mini Cooper for a BMW i3 5 months ago. In the category of “life happens while you Read More …

We Are ‘All EV’ Now

Two months ago, we traded in my wife’s Mini Cooper for a BMW i3 REX on a two-year lease. Apart from the small scooter engine in the REX, we are all electric. I am enjoying the i3 very much and am struck by how different the driving experiences are between the i3 and the Fit Read More …

Cars & Croissants – Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great turnout at Cars & Croissants today – there were over 200 cars and the lot was completely full with the usual assortment of Porsches, Corvettes, BMWs, Jaguars, etc. Then this LaFerrari pulled in and everyone gathered around – it stopped the show! According to the Ferrari web site, production is limited Read More …

The (EV) Car Scene in the SF Bay Area

My wife and I spent a week in the San Francisco Bay area visiting two of our kids who live there. I am always on the look out for what people are driving; here are the things I saw: Tesla Model S was by far the most common EV I saw – they were everywhere! Read More …

Charging on the road

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I recently had two “first time” experiences related to insufficient range to get home: I was about 12 miles from home on a Sunday evening with an estimated range of 11 miles and I was 35 miles from home with 20 miles in the battery last Sunday at noon. In the first situation, I had Read More …

What’s Next?

Now that I am in the final year of my lease, I am starting to think about what to get next and I am especially interested in EV alternatives. This will be the first of several posts as I test drive some of the EVs available in my area. I drove the e-Golf today at Read More …

March Update

This past month has been one of the coldest and snowiest I can remember. On my way to work last week, I took this picture of the dash showing -2 F. I’ve heard friends at work express worry about their ICE cars starting in the bitter cold but that has become a lost worry for Read More …

Mid-winter Update

I took this picture at Costco on Rt. 10 in East Hanover a couple of weeks ago…seeing another Fit EV is still a rare occurrence. As the weeks go by, the Average Energy Efficiency has slowly dropped and seems to have bottomed out at 4.5 miles per KwH. What that means is that my range Read More …