We Need To Make Sacrifices To Control Environmental Damage, LEAF Driver
Here is Jim in his own words.
"I'm a lifelong car nut, electrical engineer and recently converted environmentalist. I did a lot of reading about EVs. I might even call myself a bit of an expert. I did all the math but I still was worried about the financial wisdom of leasing a $38,000 car. I worried that I might get stranded with a dead battery. I totally understand the fear people have. But all my fears were overblown. I have 27K miles on my leaf and, yes, I did run out of range, once. I called Nissan and with no questions asked they sent a tow truck right away... and I lived through it. Some people say we need to make big sacrifices if we want to stop the environmental damage caused by fossil fuels. I wonder why it seems so difficult for us to make tiny sacrifices for sake of sustainability."
Mark Renburke commented back writing what is needed to turn comfort-seeking consumers into accidental environmentalists.
"Not to be pessimistic, just realistic: Most people just don't care enough to make even a bit of sacrifice... and they never will, no matter how much we educate and inform. They want convenience, features, performance, and even simply vanity in some cases. The irresistibly appealing plug in car choice (in all meanings of automotive appeal) is what is needed to turn them into an accidental environmentalist."
Is owning an electric car today a sacrifice?