Every time gas prices start to rise, interest in electric cars, and in solar-charged driving, increases. I can literally see this rising interest in increases in traffic to SolarChargedDriving.Com. In fact, gas prices, appear to be a bigger factor in creating more traffic to SolarChargedDriving.Com than putting fresh content on the site.
Just by chance during a Google search, I happened to come across the fact that someone has bought the domain names ChevyBoltSolarCharger.Com, NissanLeafSolarCharger.Com and Model3SolarCharger.Com.
So, ironically less than 24 hours after writing and posting two blog entries for SolarChargedDriving.Com on my frustrations with premature tire wear on electric cars ["Premature tire wear on electric cars" & "Tire makers need to make better tires for electric cars"], I ended up getting a flat rear right tire in my 2017 Chevy Bolt.
So, after writing a blog entry about my less than impressive experience with tire wear and electric car driving across the past four and a half years, I've got a cadre of "fans" in a Chevy Bolt Owner's Facebook Group who are saying -- many in very patronizing fashion -- that the problem with my Chevy Bolt tires is not the tires: It's me!
So, the standard line about electric cars and maintenance is that they require a lot less maintenance, and money, than gasoline cars. With four-and-a-half years of electric car driving under my belt, I can attest to the truth of this statement: My personal experience has shown that EVs require A LOT less money to maintain than gas cars. This is true for everything -- except when it comes to tires!
2,400-mile road trip in Chevy Bolt shows long-distance fast charging infrastructure not ready for prime time
Barring the unforeseen, my two daughters and I will complete our 2,400-mile round trip road trip in our all-electric Chevy Bolt tomorrow evening in Littleton, Colo. I would definitely do this round trip again in my Bolt -- which is a joy to drive. But more DC fast charging stations along the route THAT ACTUALLY WORK are needed.