Convinced the wife that we could afford it and wanting to get the tax refund quicker we purchased a Ford Focus Electric on December 8th.
Fun car to drive, almost like a video game with all the feedback and scores for your driving habits. Kids love it too, "We want to drive the battery car!" So now my bike commutes produce more “tail pipe” green house gases (mostly methane) than my drives in!
We did it for the environmental reasons but are saving some money as well. Our gas bill is about $400/month. It should drop to about $100. And our electric bill might actually go down. Our utility is allowing for us to change from a pay per usage to a time of usage rate, which we could only do as an EV owner. Plan is to use the $10,000 back from state and feds and purchase a home solar panel system.
I thought it would be fun to drive to the gas station, get out, walk around and yell "oh ya, I don't use gas". But I live in a semi red neck area and thought my humor would either go over their heads, or they would pummel me in my head!