So, I was driving to work this morning in my electric 2017 Chevy Bolt -- which I power indirectly from Xcel Energy's so-called Windsource generated electricity --- here in Denver on I-25 north and saw that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) was broadcasting an ozone alert on its highway flashboards.
Yes, you can fuel your car for free -- if you invest in home solar and an electric car! How? You pay upfront for your solar 'gas station', allow it to reach so-called 'solar payback' the point in time at which the money you spent on the solar system = the amount you would have paid to a utility for your electricity, a point typically reached after five to 10 years in the United States, then you've got free gas for the lifetime of your solar gas pump which = 10, 15, even 20 years.
I had solar for nearly six years on a house in Aurora, Colo. that I lived in with my family. Life happened -- divorce, etc. -- and I no longer have the house, or the solar. A year ago, I moved into a so-called "cohousing" community, Highline Crossing Cohousing in Littleton, Colo. I moved here because cohousing is more community based than average HOAs/neighborhoods. I wanted more community, less suburban isolation and alienation.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina democratic socialist from the Bronx, just beat out the longtime US representative Joe Crowley in the New York Democratic primaries. She's become a media darling since. That's great for a lot of reasons -- for more empowerment of women in American politics, more empowerment for minorities, AND more empowerment for greenies like me (and hopefully you, too).
A lot of people who don't know much, if anything, about electric cars and/or "hate" electric cars (read: some ICE-heads) think they are/claim they are 'too expensive.'