Even with an electric car, consumers still have to pay for electricity. WVO can often be obtained free from a local restaurant. “There’s just something about driving for absolutely nothing, other than a little sweat equity,” says Reece. “I love driving for free [and] beating the system.”
Brad Berman (brad at hybridcars.com) is the founder and editor of HybridCars.com and PluginCars.com. He writes about hybrids and electric cars for The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, and other publications. He is the transportation editor for Home Power magazine, and the co-organizer of GreenDrive Expo, an annual consumer expo about green transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area.