|Back on January 13th, 2012 I picked up the first ActiveE at a nice handover ceremony held at BMW's North American headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.|
In the interim I have been driving my Toyota Tacoma pick up which usually gets very little use. On one hand it was good to give it some use, but for the first time in over four years I've been driving a gasser every day and I have quickly been reminded how expensive gasoline is! I drive a lot and put over 53,000 miles on my ActiveE in the 19 months I had it so I drive nearly 100 miles a day. I've needed to refill the Toyota every four to 5 days and at $60 a clip it has added up to a lot of money even in this short period of time. I figure I've spent about $350 so far and I didn't even drive much initially after the accident. If I had my ActiveE I would have spent about $100 in electricity over the same period. It's really easy to see how high mileage drivers can quickly recoup the higher initial cost of some electric cars by the fuel savings alone.
|Plugged in at home|
Next post: Pictures of my new ActiveE and other electric cars from our North Jersey National plug in Day event at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ. Stop by to check out the cars and say hi if you are in the area. The event is this Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.