National Plug-In Day @ Mote October 2, 2013Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Special Events, Sustainable Living.
Tags: Electric Cars, Humor, Sustainable Living, Tesla
On Sunday, I took a Campus Car from Loft Motors for a spin around town . . . with the wind whispering in my ears.
Look, ma! No doors!
Perfect for the beach ~ just hose her down to eliminate sand, salt, and sea.
With a 62 mile range between charges, it’s a great around-the-town car. With a price tag of $12,000, it just might be on my Wish List.
And it’s got a cute “boot” at the back.
I like big boots and I cannot lie!
With plenty of room for groceries, or a picnic hamper, or beach chairs, or a dead body . . . the last, just to make sure you’re still reading.
On National Plug-In Day at the Mote Aquarium, Electric and Hybrid cars gathered for an “Electrify the Island” event.
The organizers and a few forward-looking politicians read an “Emancipation Proclamation” under picture perfect skies.
In addition to the Campus Car, we test drove a Ford Focus Electric with a price tag in the low-$40′s and a range of 76 miles between charges.
A bit like a jack-rabbit when applying the brakes . . . but oh, so, quiet.
Be berry berry quiet, we’re hunting wabbits!
We didn’t test-drive a Tesla, but (as Olivia Newton John once sang), “You’re the one that I want.”
It’s got a 240 mile range between charges and lots of storage space, including rear seats that fold down.
And, with no engine, it’s got ample trunk space . . . front and rear.
Look, ma . . . no engine!
But it’s price tag is just a bit out of our reach for the moment. Take this sticker and multiply by two (or more) . . .
The one thing all pure electrics have in common -> the message they’re sending to Big Oil:
Aah . . . that’s better!