This is the one I want. Isn’t it cute? Just room enough for me and my dog and a little space in back for some stuff – groceries, clay, pots, . . . . When the rest of the family is with me, uh, I guess we take the station wagon.
I have been seeing more and more of this model around town this summer in various bright colors and that cool little stripe. The last time I really looked into an electric car, it was the boxy Zenn which had a top speed of 25 mph – which is almost fast enough for city driving – but not quite. I think that this yellow cutie is a Think car which is supposed to be able to go 62 mph with a range of over 100 miles on a charge.
I first started seeing this golf cartish style around town about 9 years ago. It goes about 25 mph for 30 miles. You can see this one has been used for a long time. It has tent-like plastic “doors” – kind of a fair weather vehicle.
Here are a couple others I passed by yesterday on a walk. The white one is at the electric car dealer’s. Last time I stopped in, they were selling a different type. Today I noticed this WheeGo car and a very strange 3 wheeled dealie that holds 1 person.
So why don’t I just get one? Well, besides the obvious money issues and the fact I already have a car that, although old, still gets me around town, I don’t have a garage, or a driveway. Meaning, no place to plug in! I park on the often crowded street and not always right in front of my house. While I am quite good at parallel parking, I can’t figure out any way to consistently plug in an electric car at the curb. But I still want one.
Below are some more little bowls. Playing with color and decoration to see what might work and what doesn’t – like the blue oval. I liked it before it was fired but the color balance isn’t right – the blue is too intense. The ladder and hoop is from a picture my daughter took on one of her excursions to photograph grafitti and “stuff” near the railroad tracks.
For some family based market research, I – at different times – asked daughter and husband to rate these from favorite to least favorite. They were in the exactly opposite order. Daughter’s favorite was the green and white with ladderish design and husband’s favorite was the leaf pattern at the bottom. I like the vaguely heart shaped circle one in the middle.