Tag Archives: Electric

Mom Steps Up – Gets a Plug-in Car

November 2019. New Jersey.

My mother is 84 years young and maintains a very active lifestyle. I remember being 4 or 5 years old and always wanting to race her, I was always trying to keep up and wanted to be faster than her. Here we are 50 years later and I’m still trying to keep up. I get daily exercise reports from her fitness watch and she’s literally miles ahead of me every single day.

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50,000 miles in the 2012 Rav4 EV

November 2016. California.

We passed 50,000 miles in our 2012 Toyota Rav4 EV in 2016. To mark the occasion I wrote this post to share:

1) data on mileage, electricity use, efficiency, cost to drive;

2) a few things I’ve learned from driving an electric car;

3) highlights from driving electric;

4) a few opinions on driving electric.

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Life with the Rav4 EV, in Pictures

December 2018

This post is short on words, long on pictures to give you an idea of what it’s been like for us to live with the all electric Rav4 EV for the past 5+ years, and how an electric car may fit into your life. I initially posted these pics in June 2016, and updated the post in November 2018 to add some pics and a couple thoughts as more affordable, longer range electric cars are showing up on the roads. Continue reading