My acquisition of a Nissan LEAF hinges on two main factors: independence from oil, and reducing impact on the environment.
As a citizen, I feel that the U.S.’s dependence on oil, a significance portion of which comes from countries with regimes hostile to us, poses a bigger threat to our security and our economic well-being. Consuming less oil can only lead to good things for the U.S.
Environment-wise, while it’s debatable whether plug-in vehicles are environmentally cleaner than their hybrid counterparts, it’s incontrovertible that plug-in vehicles are leagues cleaner than internal combustion engined (ICE) vehicles.
OK, enough of the boring soap box-y stuff. Here are some pics of our National Plug-In Day gathering in my home town, Austin, TX, all y’all.