Volusiano wrote:With gas nearing $4 a gallon, it should make your decision to get a Leaf even easier now. Just wait until the end of this year and compare your fuel cost with your dad and see who gets the last laugh.
Last time I filled up my tank, I paid $3.99/gal. $70 total. And it wasn't even on E. That will last me less than a week with my car since it's a gas guzzler (Ford Crown Victoria). This may sound strange to some people (particularly environmentalists) and may sound stupid to everyone else, but part of the reason why I allowed myself to buy this car was because I knew that it would be the last gas car I would own, and that as soon as gas started going over $4/gal, the transition to an EV would be so much easier for me to accept.
I spoke with my dad again today. He said, "So, are you seriously thinking about buying that LEAF". He then went on to explain that since GM stopped production of the Volt, that it shows that demand for EVs may be dying, and that plugin stations might die off and I would be left with a car that I can't plug in. (wut?) My response was something like, "Well, even if all public charging stations got bulldozed, I would still just plug it in at night, use it during the day, and plug it back in when I go to bed- just like a cell phone."
I don't know if he gets it. I'm totally ready to accept the change. I'm sure I could suffer with just heating the seat and steering wheel. Plus I'm planning on buying a house closer to work this spring or summer, which would help out immensely.