I finally got around to giving the car a good exterior wash after many months of collecting dust inside the garage and only getting rinsed by rain while sitting in the driveway. Now, the car not only feels clean but it also looks clean. The EV stickers on the sides have replaced the old LX stickers from the car's previous ICE life.
With every day that passes, the car mingles into traffic with all the other ICE vehicles on the road and many thoughts come to mind.
"Why is everyone so anxious to go nowhere so fast in traffic?"
"Wow, look at all these tailpipes...wonder if anyone has noticed that this car doesn't have one?"
"It's amazing how far I can coast before coming to a stop".
"Where will we be in a couple of years from now with battery and energy storage technology...will the next major breakthrough really be in super/ultra capacitors?"
I recently read that researchers have found a way to transport electricity wirelessly. Imagine that. It's called witricity.
As I cross the Champlain bridge during my daily commute to and from work, I also can't help but smile and laugh inside of me when I see the huge illuminated signs displaying messages like "Look for alternate transportation and save fuel" or "Take the bus and avoid the fuss". In my case, I have certainly found alternate transportation that doesn't use a drop of fuel. I also spent almost a year travelling on public transit during the EV conversion process and can say that it was a decent experience that allowed me to relax and read while riding on the bus and subway as well as walk on a more regular basis. This is important when you have a relatively sedentary job like I do. With more time in my hands, now I can get back to my old exercise routine and enjoy the EV commute and contemplate further improvements I'd like to make.
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