YduJ drives an electric car!

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Electric are the wave of the future. The future here yet, and it has been its destiny tooth and nail. Ken and I been looking to buy an electric car for years now.

I recall in asking at a demo booth availability and being told to five years.

We got tired of and started watching the used The market is sparse; a lot of the cars we saw in distant places like Most of the prices were in the to $10,000 range, which reasonable.

If we spend $40,000 on a current car, we will feel stupid in two years if a better car is for $25,000. But if we spend $8,000 on a of random car that doesn’t do what we want but is adequate for purposes, then in two years we can to a better car, and still get return from the original as the used market won’t be yet. Indeed, my theory for why the EV1 was available for lease is that fear other people come to this same and not buy them at all.

Along came an opportunity to buy a conversion of a 1981 VW Rabbit for $3,000. Now that’s cheap that we should buy even if it do what we want. Which it really.

We took possession on 13, 1996. We drove it for 8 years, and it in February, 2005. Read about it here .

So, once it was time to go a-hunting on the web for cars for We got a 1998 Solectria Force for A bit much. It’s supposed to a range of 50 miles, which great!

It was delivered Jan 22, 2005 the day of a blizzard! So first contribution to the family was the to be dug out.


It too is a conversion, of a Geo Metro, but done by Solectria. Unfortunately it out not to have the advertised range—we getting something less 20 miles. Eventually we learned one battery had leaked acid all the battery compartment, corroding and out the battery heaters. The prior had believed the batteries to be only one old, but investigation proved to be four years old instead.

He gave us a rebate for the batteries, and we had and the battery heater replaced. It a few more repairs as well, but now a sweet little car.

It about 40 miles to the charge, on the freeway, more in town. cars like going no power wastage, while is loss when taking from batteries rapidly. We argue about who gets to the Force. I’m going 12 I’m going 20!

I get the Force! we talk about getting Force.

The Force is much more than the Rabbit was; it did us in the lurch once when a connection in the DC-DC connector out, but has otherwise been

We managed to get the license plate NO This spurs a lot of parking lot and even some at red lights!

Our car is a Toyota Prius. We have a sticker on the back, My other car is (Our third car is a gas guzzling non-hybrid Toyota Highlander. But we drive it much.) Ken is maintaining a set of vehicle links if you want to more about the resources on the net can help you buy or build your

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