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December Update

By the time December 1 rolled around, I was slightly ahead of 1,000 miles per month. When Honda removed the mileage cap, I joked with my friends that I should become a courier since the miles were almost free. I guess it wasn’t that funny 🙂 As the weather has gotten colder, my average energy Read More …

November Update

I was at a Cars and Croissants last week and saw this ultra-cool BMW Isetta microcar. As the weather is getting cooler, the car’s range is getting shorter: 65 – 70 miles is now typical. It has not been a problem yet although I don’t really know what to expect when the temperature is mostly Read More …

Old Meets New

Wouldn’t you know, one of the few Cars and Croissants that I had to miss and and someone shows up with a 1917 Detroit Electric, Model 68. Read More …

6-month Update

Last week, as the odometer passed the 6,300 mile mark, the big yellow Maintenance light came on. I was hoping that the dealer would do some fancy state-of-health analysis of the battery pack or at least update the latest software. I knew they weren’t going to change the oil 🙂 Read More …

Plug In, America!

I have had my car exactly 6 months and today the odometer rolled past 6,000 miles. What better way to celebrate than to participate in the nationwide Plug-in America event. Today, approximately 25 EVers assembled at the Liberty Science Center (here is a link to the album on Facebook) as part of the nationwide gathering Read More …

My EV is noticing the change of season

Days after my last post, I was delighted to see that my average energy efficiency over the life of the car increased from 4.8 to 4.9 miles per kilowatt-hour (KWH). While the difference is miniscule, I felt like I was being rewarded for driving gently while avoiding the awful (IMHO) ‘economy mode.’ Perhaps related was Read More …

5-month progress report

2-FitEVs

After 5 months with the EV, I am pleased to report that the experience has been great and exceeded my expectations. Here are some highlights Read More …

Can you imagine…?

Can you imagine if there were EV charging stations every 50 miles on the interstate highway system? Read More …

Seeing Double

Dear Diary, yesterday, for the first time, I saw a Fit EV that wasn’t mine! After 4 months of leasing and 4,000 miles, I finally saw another one. I met Jesse, the proud lessee, at Cars and Croissants at Hacklebarney State Park. It was a beautiful day and there was a great turnout with lots Read More …

Dude, I feel your pain!

I attended Cars & Croissants last Sunday. It was the first one of the summer and the turnout was definitely smaller than the previous few, but there were many great cars to see and people to chat with. I felt a twinge of sympathy for the guy who owned this Camaro, as I needed a Read More …