It is a communal laundry. I have asked the landlord about installing a circuit on its own meter. Then after I move out someday she can assign it to another tenant with an EV. Here in Marin, EVs are becoming very common.
I turned in my application for an HOV sticker today, and we are under the income caps, so I will be looking up and filling out the forms for the CA rebate as well. I'm also going after the PG&E rebate for the charging station, and the $7500 from the feds.
Basically I believe that this car is too expensive to justify without all of those incentives, credits, and rebates. I got it for $31k and change plus sales tax and registration because I knew about the unadvertsied honda dealer rebate of $5000. Even with that it is the most expensive car I've ever bought by about $10k. But after the Fed tax credit it'll be only $2500 more than my 2004 GTI was. My last car was getting 22mpg and I drive about 16k per year, so I expect to save at least $1800 a year on fuel (assuming I spend about $.16/kwh charging [the night rate for pg&e]). Of course all of those savings are going to be completely buried by the fact that my son is turning 16 in 2 months. Woe is me! I've called a few insurance companies and it looks like we are adding over $3000 a year in insurance once he is licensed
I've only driven it for 3-4 days now. I've typically liked fast, small, sporty cars, but while a high strung car can be glorious on an empty twisty road, there aren't any of those in my daily commute. I love how quiet and cushy the Clarity is. I am also digging the instant torque, so cool. The reported EV range is tailor made for my 42 mile round trip commute. I haven't yet had a commute-only day, so I have been burning gas, and I haven't found out if I can make it without gas. Still 1/4 tank in about 236 miles ain't bad. I discovered that there is a 4 plug free (for 3 hours) solar powered L2 charger at a grocery parking about 10 minutes walk from home, so I've been charging there. Since the charging so far has been free, I'm getting about 134mpg!!!!! WOW!
Every other public charger I have seen so far has been a chargepoint, so signing up with them is also on my to do list. I'm also going to get the 3d MAXpider floor mats. I've had those in two other cars and I like them lots.
I noticed that there are two blank spots in the low cubby right above the USB plugs. Has anyone installed more usb in those?
I've never had Android Auto, but I wanna have it, so I've been trying to get that going, but my phone seems to disconnect from it the first time you try to use any function. I believe it is my phone. I had a similar problem with another device I tried to connect to my phone.
Y'all will think I'm a traitor, but this has convinced my that my next car has to be a Tesla. I am an EV convert. We considered a Model 3 this time, but the with all the incentives the Clarity was practically the same total cost as a new Insight, or a Civic Sport, and the Tesla is a $35k car after
Thanks for the welcome.