A day in the life of John Q. Public and his electric car
Kevin Day is just some dude who bought a Nissan Leaf and is kinda in love with it. Even with a daily 30-mile commute, he only has to charge it once every three days; he appreciates its fast pickup and ultra-quiet ride; and it saves him about $100 a month in gas. (As one commenter put it, "I'm a proud new owner too and it's amazing to just drive right past the gas station — forever.")
Watching this video, it's the very mundanity of his experience with an electric car that's the most remarkable thing of all. It's just … a car. But it completely divorces him from the entire petroleum-industrial complex, insulating him from oil price shocks and zeroing out most of his transportation emissions. It's like every day he gets up and, with little fanfare, says "I'm going to teabag Exxon Mobil and the climate crisis, and there's nothing they can do about it."