I’ve had an epiphany. It was staring at me all the time. I need to combine my interest in electric vehicles with my love of nature, photography, and astronomy. I have trips planned to Arches National Park, Great Basin National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, and California Sea Arches/Lava Beds National Monument within the next 30 days. I know. I keep busy. Yesterday, from my house in Highland I drove through American Fork Canyon past Timpanogos Cave National Monument, along the Alpine Loop Road, onto the Cascade Springs Scenic Drive, over the gravel road to Midway, and through Provo Canyon past Bridal Veil Falls back to my home. The 56.7 mile round-trip cost $2.45 in gasoline (at $3.60 per gallon), 93 cents for electricity (out of the wall, assuming the charger is just 72% efficient). For less than the cost of one gallon of gasoline I took a road trip that could easily fill a day of fun outdoor activities.
I’m having fun with the C-Max Energi. I need to stop blogging and get ready for the trip to Moab. Here’s a few photos along the way.