What's with the personal attack, Sidecarflip? Seems a bit out of line. You made a statement about "people" - don't stereotype. Get to know who is who, what they are doing and why. Not everyone who has an electric car is rich and drives a Tesla. Some of us drove Chevettes, Saturns SL and Chevy Sonics for 30+ years and then splurged on a big time Chevy Bolt. Maintenance costs are lower, and running costs are 1/3 for electric versus gas (if I was buying electric from the utility, compared to a car that got 40+ mpg). I'm saving money.Lets not even get into plug in electric cars. People conveniently forget where the power comes from to power their 'green' machines. that in reality aren't green at all. Just a 'feel good' thing.
Yeah, I invested some up front to do that, but I am able to weather this economic storm requiring very few cash outlays right now. I also get the satisfaction of knowing that my money is not going to countries that pump oil and fund terrorist organizations. My asthmatic lungs (and those like them) appreciate that there is less pollution in the air. And oh yeah, I won't deny it, I do believe climate change is happening and I'd like to do something to give the best possible planet to my nieces and nephews (and their kids). There are lots of shades of green.
I won't bother to respond about all your wrong assumptions about anything solar PV and peakbagger covered it pretty well, in any case.
Sounds like a reasonable approach to me. I'm still searching for the comment I made where I must have told you to sell your diesel tractors and trade-in your pickup truck for something that plugs-in. I can't find it, so maybe you can jog my memory.My philosophy is, what blows your dress up don't blow mine up.