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Nissan Leaf in Pamplona, Range Anxiety

. . . in Pamplona, during the Running of the Bulls.

When you drive a Nissan Leaf or some other all-electric car, you’re always in danger of running out of charge on the road. And if you run out, you’re screwed. There’s no such thing as a portable charger (well, actually there is, but finding one in a jam can be a hassle). Unless you can push the car to an electrical outlet, you’re stranded until a truck arrives to haul it to a charging station.

Electric vehicle owners are said to suffer from “range anxiety,” meaning the fear of running out of charge and being stranded. I drove a Leaf for a few days and I began to experience range anxiety dreams. Tossing and turning in a cold sweat, I envisioned myself being stranded . . .

Fahrvergnügen (and 4 Other Obnoxious Automotive Marketing Terms)

 

Range Anxiety

Range Anxiety

. . . on a drawbridge . . . right before it goes up.

Meet the New GM Logo

 

Range Anxiety

. . . during a Tea Party rally. Those $7,500 federal government handouts to well-off EV owners don’t sit well with this group.

First Look: 2022 Nissan Ariya

 

Range Anxiety

. . . in Nebraska. Did you know it’s 450 miles from Scottsbluff to Omaha?

Forgotten Concept: Chevrolet Electrovette

 

Range Anxiety

. . at the Masters. They get very testy at Augusta when things aren’t just so.

Plug-in Play Fake: The Chrysler ENVI Concepts

 

Range Anxiety

. . . at Arby’s.

What Was The Henney Kilowatt?

 

Range Anxiety

. . . and finally, on Clint Eastwood’s lawn. He would have been mightily ticked off in “Gran Torino.”

Is It Just Us, or Do a Lot of Cars Look Like Stormtroopers These Days?

10 Worst Things About Owning an Electric Car

Range Anxiety

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 3 Volkswagen-Beetle-Driving Eighties Movie Characters Sergio Leone Might Have Loved

Fahrvergnügen (and 4 Other Obnoxious Automotive Marketing Terms)

3 Great Automotive Halloween Costumes

Cars of Walmart

Cars of Walmart, Part 2

Cars of Walmart, Part 3