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Hi John, I'm currently in the market for a car and I would really like to get one as 'electric' as possible. Would you recommend the Chevy Volt?

fishingboatproceeds:

If you want to get an all-electric vehicle and don’t drive long distances, I really like the Nissan Leaf, which is a great car and a lot less expensive than a Tesla. (If you have all the money in the world, get a Tesla.)

But if like me you sometimes drive more than 70 miles in a day, then I think the Volt is the perfect car for you. It’s VERY fun to drive—handles brilliantly, good 0-30 acceleration—and I use about 45 gallons of gas a year to drive 7,000 miles. (So I get something like 155 miles per gallon.) Charging is easy and super cheap: It costs me something like 50 cents to get enough electricity to drive my Volt 40 miles. I also haven’t had any mechanical problems.

The transition from electric to gas mode is seamless, and the interior is almost entirely silent. The sound system is great; bluetooth works perfectly; and because Chevrolet leased a lot of them, you can get a low-mileage used Volt for less than $25,000. (They remain very cheap to lease relative to sticker price.)

After two years of owning it, the Volt remains my dream car, and I wouldn’t want to drive anything else (not even a Tesla or, like, a Ferrari).

Leaf represent!

venuspalms:

Isnt it amazing how beautiful people are. Like just look at anyone and study them and their features and how their lips tort and eyes glisten and how their hair falls or sticks or lays. How their eyebrows flex and the way their arms fold, how expressive their hands are. The way their body moves and how their chest rises and falls so subtley with their pulse. People are beautiful even if we dont find them attractive. The fact that they’re a living being is unbelievably magnificent.

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