Before taking delivery of our ActiveE, I voraciously read everything I could find from the Mini-E Pioneers. I read the Facebook posts; I read the forums, and most of all I read the blogs. Mini-E blogs as well as ActiveE blogs. Since the Mini-E Pioneers were the first to take delivery of ActiveEs, their blogs were a great place to get information about the EV we would soon be receiving. I just couldn’t get enough.
|'93 VW Corrado|
By the time we took delivery of our ActiveE, Electra Girl had washed her ActiveE 11 times. Eleven times in 3333.3 miles. Once every 303 miles. How could a car need to be washed that often? My Dark Green Metallic VW didn’t need washing that often, and I was meticulous about keeping that car clean. If a car that’s almost black doesn’t show dirt that badly, there’s no way a white car, electric or ICE (see EV Acronym definitions here courtesy of Keith Davidson) would show dirt worse than a black car, right?
250 miles behind the wheel of the ActiveE and I owe Electra Girl an apology. We’ve never met, and I’d only thought she was crazy for washing her car that often - I’d never even shared my thoughts on the topic with anyone, until now. Due to my arrogance, I owe her that apology. It’s been a lot of years since I labored to keep that Corrado clean, and I’m not as diligent or meticulous about my cars as I was back then. But clearly the ActiveE needs to be washed.