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.