A lot of people don’t realize this, but it’s possible, right now, to head to a local dealer and drive home in an electric car. You, being an informed and educated car guru, are likely well aware of this. Up to 60 percent of the American public, however, don’t realize that plug-in electric cars are a thing.
Last summer I drove a brand new Nissan Leaf onto a local community college campus to help set up an event. The response from people that day was complete disbelief that a car could run so silently.
“It’s electric,” I said.
“Electric? Like you plug it in?”
“So it doesn’t need gas?”
Most of the folks I spoke with that day didn’t know about electric cars. As it turns out, most people in America don’t either.