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Old 04-24-2019, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Drive Electric Earth Day

The first annual Drive Electric Earth Day events are happening around the US, this Saturday April 27th, 2019. I am taking my PEBL to one, that is happening next to Old North Bridge, in Concord, MA. You can look for an even near you at this link:


My family now has 3 electric cars (all four of us are drivers), plus the better.bike PEBL - and we sold our last gas car about 6 weeks ago. Once you drive an electric car, you won't want to drive a fossil fuel one.

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Old 04-25-2019, 10:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Once you drive an electric car, you won't want to drive a fossil fuel one.
Same comment I have about my TDI golf: when they pry it out of my cold dead hands. I'm not biased either way, as each vehicle I own has a specific purpose to fufill, short comings, advantages. So far, there are no electric vehicles that match what I own except the Ranger, kind of.
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Really now the only reason to have a gasoline only car is for log trips or you live some chaotic life style that involves a lot of moving around and you don't know if next year you will be able to find place that will allow you to charge you car at home.
For short distances where you don't exceed 70mph there just isn't any need to burn gas.

As long as you have a car with active thermal management on the battery and a battery capacity equal to or greater than 40kwh that would pretty much work for most people.

The people who rent my old house asked about getting an electric car. I showed them the 2 places where I had been charging my leaf from. A 6-15 receptacle on one side of the house and an L14-30 on the other. I told them to go ahead and get 2 electric cars that homes electrical system can handle it.

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