Sustainable living--my take. Apr 14, 2015 1:09:01 GMT -5
Post by on Apr 14, 2015 1:09:01 GMT -5
Sustainable living, sustainability, a sustainable economy, a sustainable environment and all other variations of this current politically correct mantra run the gambit from organic foods to farmer's markets, from solar panels to low flush toilets. Solar panels and low flush toilets are good, but my notion of sustainable living is self-reliance--the pleasure I take charging my i3 in my own garage at night as I sleep with a rare stop to fuel my REx tank. Battery driving makes me feel independent, free of the hassle, inconvenience and sometimes the lines that I experienced throughout my driving life as the owner of cars with internal combustion engines. . The frequency with which my i3 needs servicing is minuscule by comparison to most gasoline driven vehicles--another degree of separation from the hassle and inconvenience of ICE car ownership. And, yes, I am putting up solar panels to electrify my home and to charge my car, freeing me even further from the plants that burn coal or natural gas--plants that produce the electricity that presently power my car. Sustainability is an abstract concept. Its like looking at life through a lens as opposed to the feeling we have living life. When I drive my i3, I get pleasure, the joy of driving a zippy, good handling car that whisks me in and out of traffic, making the pleasure of getting somewhere almost as great as getting to the end of my journey. Human beings don't experience sustainability; rather, they experience pleasure, freedom and the joy of being independent. Whoever feels encouraged to partake in this discussion, please tell me how you fell about sustainable living or what you understand it to be, or how it describes why you bought an EV and what you get from driving one.