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, today was day two in our 1,200-mile journey from Denver to Santa Barbara in an all-electric Chevy Bolt. [Read about day one, Littleton, Colo. to Green River, Utah] Today proved that, yes, you can make it with an electric car on a long-distance road trip even when things go wrong/don't work out as planned -- but, honestly, the average person is not likely going to want to go through the kinds of things I, and my two daughters did, today on our long-distance leg of 400 miles from Green River, Utah to Las Vegas.
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.
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.'
Ed Knapton, who lives in Texas and has both a Chevy Bolt and a Chevy Volt, just posted a few pictures to the Facebook Volt Owners Group. He's just added a new vanity license plate to his impressive solar PV + EV setup, "SOLR EV".