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ICED by a Prius

I arrived at my office last week having driven 60 miles for an errand and needed to charge my EV…we have 4 charging stations at the office and it’s never been an issue. Imagine my surprise to pull up only to find that I had been ICED by a PRIUS!! The facilities folks tracked the Read More …

Farewell to Tom Magliozzi

I am traveling out of the country right now and just learned from my wife that Tom of Click-and-Clack fame passed away this week. I loved spending that hour each week with them listening to Car Talk; I used to plan my Saturday mornings around the show. In my own personal tribute, I heard Ray Read More …

June Update

June was the first month that I did not post an update – things are uneventful on the EV front. This past week the odometer rolled past 14,000 miles…as the car is coming up on 16 months, I am way behind the rate of 1,000 per month, which is a shame since Honda lifted the Read More …

It’s been an eventful 2 weeks

Two weeks ago, I parked at Costco in East Hanover and on my way into the store, I walked past another Fit EV and paused to look it over. While I was there, the lessee returned to the car and we compared notes and complemented each other on our good judgment in driving EVs. I Read More …

Happy Birthday, Car

It has been one year since my quest for an EV ended and I drove home Honda Fit EV #189. I looked around in the Fit EV Drivers group on Facebook for a report on how many of the 1,100 planned units have been delivered, but could not find it. Nevertheless, I read that Honda Read More …

It Must Be Spring

It was great to be at the first Cars and Croissants of the season. It was below freezing but the air was calm and the sunshine was bright. NJEAA had a small turnout – thanks, Michael and Chris. As the weather has been warming, my EV enjoyment factor has been increasing. Range anxiety on my Read More …

What a Dark Day for NJ

You might have heard or read by now that the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission has hastily decided to ban Tesla from selling direct to consumers. The backroom negotiated amendment was put in place to protect dealers and not protect the people of New Jersey. In a free market, the people should decide for themselves. Here Read More …

10,000 Mile Update

My EV’s odometer rolled over 10K this week and the car is exactly 11 months old. Ever since Honda dropped the mileage cap, I was hoping to zoom past the 1,000 per month level to get more for my money…the trend is in the wrong direction. More significantly, the temperatures lately have reached the mid Read More …

What happens when there are no more degrees?

Last week, we experienced single digit temperatures in NJ. On 1/7/14, it was 4 degrees F when I left home for work and the range estimate was 53 miles when I departed. In addition to the 18 miles of my trip, I consumed some range using the defroster intermittently to keep the windshield clear. By Read More …

End-of-year update

It’s been 9 months now since I joined the ranks of EV drivers and I’d like to share some of my reflections. Before my end-of-year summary, I’d like to begin with an appreciation to Wikispeed and Joe Justice.
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