Monday, September 7, 2009

almost as cute as the mini!!!

okay, this car is not a mini, and it's not even electric, but how adorable is it???? ps: I have seen this car in person and believe me, it is damn cute:

Let's Take a Ride in My Electric Car

thanks to Stan Sadorf for posting this on the Facebook Mini-E page:

Friday, September 4, 2009

passed the electrical inspection!

absolutely loving the car in the sparkling September weather in New York.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wall Box Inspection

I finally got a call about the wallbox inspection.  Hopefully it will happen this Thursday, September 3rd.  

Friday, August 14, 2009

Change is Hard

Sad op-ed piece in my hometown rag yesterday:

I guess it makes sense that someone who is president of something called TransGasEnergy would have this point of view.  Why is the Volt generating so much attention?  Pun intended.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Someone noticed my electric car!

I was stopped at a light and the car behind me beeped and pulled up next to me.  Guy in a white Volvo wagon.  He yelled over, "I like your car!"  I was thrilled that #237 finally got some attention.  I smiled and yelled back, "it's electric!"  (He was undoubtedly thinking, "no duh, it's all over your license plate, I wouldn't say this to just any Mini" but he had enough manners not to say it) He did say, "Yeah, I like it!"  Then the light changed and as we drove off, I searched for something appropriate to yell out the window to him, such as "have a low-to-no emissions day!" or "think outside the barrel!" or even just "party on, dude!"  But alas, words escaped me.  I guess that's why Mini gave us these handy little cards with vital stats on them.  You can hand them out at cocktail parties, I guess.  Or you can hand one out the window when someone (with clearly excellent taste) finally notices that you are driving an electric car, and this leaves you... speechless.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wacky Window Wednesday

Today, after a full charge with the new super cable, my car acted a bit funny... after starting it up, I tried to close the windows... the passenger side window would not shut.  It just kept going up and down.  Thinking maybe the door wasn't closed fully, I got out and shut the door firmly.  Window still kept going up and down.  Turned car off and then back on.  Window still not staying closed... but at some point soon after the reboot, it did stay closed.  Also, after full charge the gauge was at 100 % but readout only said 94 miles.