Having An “i” To The Future
The “i’s” have it
Well, i took the personal plunge recently. i bought a plug-in electric vehicle for my own personal use. And, my family’s. One that runs only on electrons. One that runs my errands. Around town. Around traffic. To and fro. Everyday.
And, i like it. It’s quiet. It’s efficient. It’s electric. i do have one minor quibble: the turn signals. i hear them. i mean, i hear them in other cars, too. But i ignore them. Due to the engine noise. But, in this car, i notice them. Because it doesn’t have an engine. Not a major complaint – on the noise, not the lack of an engine. Just a quibble. And, the road noise? What road noise? Like i said: it’s quiet. i love that.
i get where i need to get. The range appears adequate. The price was, too. For an electric. i’m enjoying driving again. i wonder how long that will last. The driving, i mean. Not the car. i think i’ll like the car. For a long time. Because, it has a good warranty – 8 years. 100,000 miles. For the batteries.
It’s clean, too. It’s called The Greenest Vehicle of 2012 by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. And, it’s efficient. 112 MPGe. That stands for “miles per gallon equivalent.”
What do i wish it had? Well, it doesn’t say electric on it. It does say, MiEV. And, it’s called the i. They’re not too big on long phrases – it seems to work for them. Of course, the EV is “electric vehicle.” But, who would know? Without driving it, i mean. Because, you won’t hear an engine. But, you will hear the turn signals. i do.
Oh, and, the i in MiEV? It stands for “innovative.” It certainly is. And, i hope other drivers will be, too.
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September 24, 2014
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