Friday, October 26, 2018

National Harbor Supercharger UPDATE

Visited the National Harbor Superchargers today with #CO2Fre and was surprised to see not any signage indicating the imminent closure.  Spoke to one fellow Tesla owner as he returned to his vehicle and he had no idea about it.  I took these pictures this afternoon which demonstrate there's absolutely nothing to indicate the garage will be closing this Wednesday!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

National Harbor Tesla Supercharges to Close in One Week

On Thursday, 1 November, the National Harbor SuperChargers will be closed and removed as the property has been sold to a hotel company that wants to tear up the lot.  My understanding is that the equipment will be returned to Tesla and the property owners for National Harbor have offered to allow Tesla to reinstall them in the Fleet Garage at Tesla's cost.  This is a paid garage where you get a card on entry and use a pay machine to pay the card before exiting with the card.  You will therefore be forced to pay $5 for only 30 to 40 minutes of parking instead of being on the honor system as it currently is.  Overall, it's unclear if Tesla will take them up on this offer, or consider moving to free parking at Tanger's Mall down the street.  The Springfield Supercharger will remain opened.

I, for one shall be boycotting the new hotel.  It breaks my heart to lose these as I work very close by and have only been able to use them twice in my 9 weeks driving #CO2Fre.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Last day to get free, unlimited supercharging!

As y'all may have heard, #CO2Fre got an upgrade recently.  .  And of course I love this car.  But as someone who's already driven over 150,000 mi [240,000 km] electric miles between 3 previous EVs, I must say one of my favorite features is the free, unlimited SuperCharging that comes with it!

And if you act today, 12 September, 2018, you too can get Free, Unlimited SuperCharging.  Just use my referral code!

Now get out there and accumulate those electric miles my friends!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Goodbye Nissan! Affordable, yes, Electric, yes, Car, yes, but can it even get you home from work?

As many of my readers know, I drive a lot.  About 75 mi (120 km) a day, 1,550 mi (2,500 km) per month [for about $30–35], and about 20,000 mi (32,000 km) every year.  And now that #CO2Fre (technically, she is currently white) has a mere 33,875 miles, and just over 19 months, for the first time since owning #CO2Fre2 (2012 LEAF SL, down one bar, 42,700 mi and 27 months) and #CO2Fre1 (2013 LEAF SL, full bars, 50,000 mi and 30 months), this #CO2Fre is already down two whole bars!

In fact, as you can see from LEAFSpy (Android, iOS), #CO2Fre is down to about 76.20% of it's original capacity (less than the capacity of a new 24kWh Battery LEAF) and merely just under 68% health.  I will admit 64 #CHAdeMO sessions are a bit much for 19 months, but compared to 1642 Level 2 plugins, it's hardly unusual, especially within 33,875 miles.

The moral of this story, my friends, is very simple.  Although I still strongly recommend a used LEAF for under $10,000 with maybe 50 mi (80 km) capacity, I have but one piece of advice for all my readers, especially on the cusp of the sham 150 mi (240 km) capacity 2018 too-little-too-late LEAF, my council is simply this: Do not get a Nissan, never again!

If only waiting for a Tesla Model 三 wasn't a sisyphean task.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Drive Electric Week returns to Manassas

A last-minute addition to Drive Electric Week: Manassas, back again! Not since 2013 has Manassas held an event and this year we return to where it all started at the BadWolf Brewing Company for a panel discussion about how the local environment effects a brewer. Hope you can make it: Drive Electric Week in Manassas

Join former Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello at the Bad Wolf Brewery for a panel discussion about the environment, How the Local Environment Effects Brewing. Bad Wolf Brewing is returning as an event host from 2013 and is excited to be a part of Drive Electric Week again this year.

We will be gathering our cars behind the brewery, near the patio, and have them available to discussion participants to chat about electric cars and how they are an important part of the sustainability equation, as well as all the other awesome advantages an electric ride can bring.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

National Drive Electric Week in Northern Virginia


Jeffrey C. Jacobs








September 7, 2016


Events on Saturday, 10 September in Ashland, VA, Woodbridge, VA, and Saturday, 17 September, in Arlington, VA

Herndon, VA, September 7, 2016– Drive Electric Week celebrates its 6th year in Virginia and first annual Electric Car Rally from Richmond to Woodbridge

There’s no better home for Electric Cars than in the land of Jefferson and Washington, in the spirit of keeping Virginia green.

All are invited to come and learn more about electric cars with 3 local, Northern Virginia events in 2016.  Meet local Electric Car drivers who will be sharing their experiences with driving an Electric Car in the Capitol region.  Nothing speaks more highly of the popularity of Electric Cars in Virginia than the experiences of those who drive them every day, rain or shine, in every season of the year.

Firstly, on Saturday, 10 September, local electric car drivers will gather at MOM’s Organic Market in Woodbridge, VA, to celebrate the electric car and kick off Drive Electric Week in Virginia.  Snacks will be provided by MOM’s and anyone interested may sign up for a silent auction of various donated items from local businesses such as MOM’s Organic Market and Stone’s Cove KitBarLindsay Chevrolet will also be there with a new Volt.

On Saturday, 17 September, we move the event to MOM’s Organic Market in Arlington, just outside of the Nation’s Capital, across from McCoy Park and the Custis Trail.  The silent auction continues in Arlington while snacks are again provided by MOM’s Organic Market.  Local Electric Car dealers have also been contacted and we hope to have a number of new models on display.

Also, in Ashland, Virginia, on 10 September, we are holding the first annual Electric Car Road Rally from Richmond to Woodbridge.  This event mirrors similar rallies from the dawn of the motor car in the 1910s, back when Electric Cars were as popular as gasoline cars, before the advent of the electric starter.  And upon arriving in Woodbridge, at 14:00, Prince William Supervisor Frank Principi is scheduled to speak in recognition of Drive Electric Week 2016.

National Drive Electric Week is an annual event sponsored by Plug-In America, the Electric Auto Association, and the Sierra Club.

Save money and support the environment, all while using 100% domestically produced energy.  Experience what it means to drive an Electric Car yourself.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jeffrey C. Jacobs at 703-209-2976 or email at


Further information:

Official Woodbridge Event Page:

Official Arlington Event Page:

Official Richmond to Woodbridge Rally Page:

Affordable Electric Car NOW: