The return of the electric car
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer. He is based out of the New River Valley.
As gasoline flirts with $3 per gallon and forecasts warn the cost at the pump could hit $4 this summer, I have been ruminating on electric alternatives again.
Before I moved across the country a few years ago, I sold my fuel-efficient car that my sister had dubbed “The Red Baron.” When I arrived in Southwest Virginia, I considered buying a hybrid Prius but settled instead on a regular Honda Civic that gets more than 35 miles to the gallon. My sister has not named it yet.
I should be due for a new car in five more years or so. Until then, I can dream.