Hello, all! I know I've gone into hiding. It just seems as though things have been working out great for the electric car, and I can let other people do some of the heavy lifting ;) 2014 was a record year for electric car sales, nearly reaching 120,000 cars in a single year. I think its a safe bet we'll beat it next year, even as gas prices as in a decline (in my opinion, temporarily). There are just too many benefits of driving electric, and more and more people are seeing that.
With that said, here is my personal 3 year cost of operation report. You will notice that I've burned some gas in the last year. It is what happened when you renovate two homes that are over 2 hours away. A lot of driving :) It is just what makes the Volt so special, however. Limitless range!
I have a major project I am working on. I am attempting to have a 6 Kilowatt solar system installed on my home. I'm not sure why I didn't do this sooner. It will cost me, after tax credits, about $6,000, and the system will raise the value of my house by over $16,000, and generate over $1,000 in electricity each year!! Why didn't I do this sooner?
Anyway, here is the report!