Rachel here, with a few words on living electric.  First point I want to make is this: electric does not have to cost a bundle.

After driving Greg’s all electric i-miev I found one for sale in Sydney.  I had it delivered and registered all for under $22,000.  That was 18 months ago.

Why so cheap?  The i-miev is a four seater.  When Nissan brought out their five seater interest in the i-miev declined, bringing down the cost and putting them within reach for the average Tasmania.

Does size count?  I found the i-miev big on the inside.  The girls and I managed to pack for a weekend road trip with space to spare.  And if you’re wondering how far away an all electric getaway can be, we travelled 120km over mountains, stopping at a playground to plug in for an hour’s top up.