+1 on demonstrating that EVs are not toys. Besides, it's fun
I saw a LEAF yesterday driving 50mph on the freeway (in the right lane). He probably needed to drive slowly because he was at the edge of his range. Remember, when you might need to recharge to make a trip, the slower you drive the faster you arrive. But with a few other LEAFs zipping along, people could know that he was driving slowly by choice, not because the car wasn't capable of higher speeds.
TonyWilliams wrote:I haven't been beat yet, either.
I have, just once. Let's face it, a BMW whose driver doesn't care that everyone sees he's doing something as immature as stoplight racing, and who is willing to floor it with a deafening roar, is going to beat a LEAF every time. And so it was time for me to back off and pretend that I wasn't doing something as immature as stoplight racing; and thanks to the lack of a deafening roar I might just have gotten away with the pretense.
From years of riding motorcycles, I never bolt out from a green light without a serious check both ways for red light runners.
Good safety reminder!
On one street whose speed limit is set unreasonably low I frequently annoy other drivers by driving too slowly - at the speed limit - just as I used to annoy them in my Prius, and before that in my big V6 sedan. I've seen the frequent speed traps set up there, and I've seen the baby deer struck and killed, and I've seen the kids playing, and I'm just not willing to speed there.