In early February, I set off on a long road trip in my electric vehicle (EV) to make two presentations on zero net energy (ZNE) homes in California. For my initial thoughts on the journey, check out my first blog post.
Since then, I’ve traveled across the deserts of New Mexico, Arizona and California, up along the Pacific Coast, through Silicon Valley, the Wine Country, the Central Valley, and now Yosemite. In the process, I’ve gotten firsthand experience with what EV owners call “range anxiety”― the fear of running out of electricity before reaching your destination. I’ve gotten close to zero a few times, but have yet to run out, and I’ve really come to enjoy the challenge of getting from one charger to the next efficiently, rather than viewing it as a source of anxiety.