My friend, Gina Coplon-Newfield, Sierra Club’s Senior Campaign Representative for Electric Vehicles, recently test drove Chevy's new Volt for a week. It's a great two-part story which gives you the feel for what it's like to own an electric car in Massachusetts, an area of the country, unlike California, with a true 4-seasons climate.
The first part covers the initial delivery and excitement that driving an electric car gives; the quintessential EV Grin. You can read all the details here:
In the second part, Gina runs the numbers, including the true cost per mile when emissions are taken into account. Gina even investigates how solar could allow her to run her EV completely on sunshine: