On my way to work today in my 2017 Chevy Bolt, I saw an older Tesla Model S P85 in front of me with a vanity plate that probably a lot of of Tesla owners in Colorado would love to have: TSLA EV.
I've written before about how an 84-mile EV -- a 2014 Nissan LEAF for which I started a three-year lease and then saw my now ex-wife move out six months into the lease -- severely limited me and my driving possibilities here in the Denver area (although it was good enough for virtually all of my Boulder-Denver-Aurora driving).
I have a friend from my Unitarian Universalist church who I managed to persuade to buy a Chevy Bolt and who also has solar on her home, Deena R. Deena is a longtime environmental activist and has had a 5. 5 kW solar system on her family house’s roof for about a year. She is one of many, many, many people who have plugged into solar-charged driving since I started SolarChargedDriving.Com in September of 2009.
I've been driving my 2017 Chevy Bolt LT for about 5 months all over the Denver/Boulder, Colo. area. I have seen perhaps 6 to 8 other Bolts across that time. Not very many.