Over two years ago I came to the realization that although I’d known climate change was upon us I wasn’t doing much about it. Sure, we had installed heat pumps and increased the insulation in our home to reduce power usage but what else to do? At that time I discovered electrically powered vehicles (EV’s). What a great and cool way to reduce our carbon footprint! Over a year of research ensued during which I learned about the rapidly developing EV technology, the industry players, the growing global support and the EV’s which were available for purchased in Canada.
On August 29, 2014, Lee and I bought our 2014 Nissan Leaf. In the months that followed we have learned a lot about owning and driving an electric car. As Canadians and, especially, Atlantic Canadians I suspect our experience is still fairly novel if not unique. I decided to blog about it with the hope that some will find this helpful when considering the purchased of an electric car.