PHOTO CAPTION: Nissan LEAF electric car being charged by Level II, which takes 6-7 hours.

Reality World: Week One with Our Electric Car

Mercury News' Deborah Petersen relates she and her husbands first week owning a Nissan LEAF electric car.

Published: 20-Jan-2013

My husband and I had an important appointment and dinner planned for last Monday evening.

So why did he arrive late? And why, afterward, did we get stuck eating dessert in an empty parking garage at 10:30 p.m.?

Welcome to life with an electric car, week one. Already, the experience has the makings of a reality-TV show.


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