Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two cars (no. 1)

My carpool stickers will expire at the end of the year, which kind of makes my Honda Civic Hybrid a bit obsolete.  Why drive a Civic if I can't go in the carpool lane?  Why not a Mercedes?  

So I am starting to look at options, and lo and behold, Nissan wants to save my carpool privileges. The new Nissan Leaf is coming at the end of the year and offers a chance to stay in the carpool lane while driving a really cool, all-electric, socially aware, environmentally friendly new car.  

The Leaf actually looks pretty good - and the new pricing is appealing.  $32,500 with a $7,500 federal tax credit and a $5,000 California tax credit, so the price is actually about $20,000.  And we have solar powered electric chargers at work, which means the 100-mile range won't be a problem.

Very interesting.  But tomorrow, an alternative.

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