the way life used to be...
Admit it, you heard Diana Ross' voice in your head as you read the title of this blog post. Anyway, its been just over a year, and a scosh over 10,000 miles of all electric driving since I took delivery of my ActiveE last March, and just about four months since my last post. Somehow life (also known as the holidays and a Food & Drug Law class I'm taking) has gotten in the way of my being able to post lately. But don't take that to mean that I'm not just as excited as I've always been about this car or EVs in general. Since its our one year anniversary in the ActiveE and its has been so long since I've put together a new blog post, I thought it might be fun to reflect on how life has changed since we took the leap into an Electric Vehicle.
Trip to my mother's house: $7.20
Trip to a Certain someone's parent's house: $20.00
Another challenge is long distance travel. Typically its not an issue for us as we just take the A6 Avant when distances make the EV untenable. In a few short weeks, however, I'm hoping to make it to an ActiveE gathering in NJ. Its 150 miles each way, and the weather forecast currently hints at temps well below the sweet spot for battery life. Between reduced range due to temperatures and living in an area with a derth of EVSEs, planning for this trip has been challenging to say the least. Hopefully it will be warm enough and I'll be able to adequately charge the ActiveE so that I can make the event (and the bigger challenge of making it home). If I do, you'll get to read about it here.