Submitted by Sin_Gas on June 17, 2014
Big fan of the Tesla lineup, just not in position to do anything right now. I did however go electric with a smart electric drive. It uses a Tesla supplied battery--much smaller of course. I work on an island, it 10 miles across, last year I put less than 1000 miles on my car, a Model S would have been overkill and rediculous. There are 4 free charging station on this island. It gets 80 miles on a charge. It should take me a month to run it down. The speed limit is 35 mph. The streets are all about 1.5 lanes wide for 2 cars. Folks here park on the curb to make space. Sounds like a poor island, but actually its one of the priciest places one could live. Most folks only summer here. I work here, but live in another state. My employer provides housing, or I would not be able to be here. This is my fourth car as it stays on island. I won't be buying another ICE in my life time. This is just step one of a 4 step process to electrify the family.