The Sunshine Economy: Plugging Into The Math Of An Electric Car

Aug 14, 2013

Credit Tom Hudson

The sound of turning over the pistons in an internal combustion engine are familiar to just about everyone. The almost soothing feeling of that low rumble of a well-tuned engine in idle.

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Linda Gassenheimer doesn't have these sounds or feelings anymore. And she doesn't miss them.

That's Linda on the right, in the driver's seat of her all-electric car.

And it's like her; petite but with a certain pizzazz.

We took a spin with Linda in her blue electric car to find out what it's like and whether an electric vehicle can drive a hard bargain when compared to a gasoline auto.