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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:29 am
by wmcbrine
I ran across a Bolt yesterday; the first one I've seen in the wild. We were both adjacent to the Laurel Supercharger that neither of us can use, so I'm not counting that as "Seen at a charging station." :)

A couple weeks ago, I saw my first i3 not at an EVSE, in Silver Spring. I'd just come out of a parking garage that did have an EVSE, but I don't think it came from there. (The garage itself was interesting. There were two charging spots -- one free when I got there, the other one with a Leaf taxi. But in nearby spaces, possibly waiting, were a non-taxi Leaf, and a Fiat 500, maybe a 500e.)

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:20 am
by wmcbrine
I saw my second Bolt in the wild today -- a white one, at the Laurel Amish Market.

(There were a bunch of Bolts at the Drive Electric Week event in Hyattsville on Saturday, which of course doesn't count, but I was kind of impressed by how many showed up.)

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:00 pm
by wmcbrine
There was a Spark EV leaving the Amish Market next to me yesterday (different from the one above -- that one was silver, this one black). It was funny, because just moments before, an ICE Spark was entering the parking lot while I waited at the light, and I thought, "Too bad it's not an EV." And then there was one. :)

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:03 pm
by JoeS
Upon arriving home from our cross-country Tesla trip, I saw more non-Tesla EVs in one brief drive to town than I did on our entire US trip. Here, I stopped by the hardware store -

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Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:46 am
by PV1
JoeS wrote:Upon arriving home from our cross-country Tesla trip, I saw more non-Tesla EVs in one brief drive to town than I did on our entire US trip.

That was my observation, as well. We saw more EVs between Cupertino and Sacramento than most of the rest of our trip. On that list were some that I never saw before, such as the Spark EV, e-Golf, and Soul EV. I caught a quick glimpse of an orange Roadster in San Francisco. Although they don't really count as EVs, we did see a Mirai on the way to Sacramento and an FCX Clarity at Lake Tahoe (there's hydrogen infrastructure out that way?).

The amusing sighting was the 3-4 Teslas parked at the Dentist office by the Gigafactory.

At home, the BMW i3 count is going up. Usually see one a week (although likely the same one).

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:02 pm
by ChrisEV
Up here in Canada I don’t think I’ve never seen anything other than a Tesla or a Volt outside of a charging station.

Usually a Model S but I’ve been seeing more and more Model X lately.

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:04 pm
by wmcbrine
I passed an i3 going the other way this morning, as I took my i-MiEV into the local Mitsubishi dealer, to finally get my recalls done. (Apparently they were done with no problem, it passed the free inspection, and I paid nothing.)

Re: EVs in Everyday Life

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:36 pm
by wmcbrine
Blue Bolt at the grocery store today (the same store that often has a Leaf, though not this time). Just by chance, I parked across from it and one space over.