I tagged along for a while with a top notch travel reporter from The Washington Post as she drove a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle around Southern California. This 100 percent EV can charge up overnight in a parking garage with an regular electric outlet, or, for a faster powering up stop at charging station, if you can find one within the 100 or so range from a full power charge. We stopped at a Nissan dealer and the technology is so new to them, it took a whole crew just to figure out how to get their on site charging station up and running. If you go on a road trip as Andrea Sachs did, it also takes some careful planning with stops along the way with charging capabilities as this car is mainly for local commuting and driving around town.
|How do you work this thing again?|
|Making sure there is enough power to make the next destination|