Auf Wiedersehen

It’s said that all good things come to an end, and so it is with our field trial test of our BMW Active E, Buzz. It’s hard to believe that two years (25 months, if we’re being specific) have already zipped by. Doesn’t seem possible. When we signed up to participate in the Active E…

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Buzz-worthy?

It’s hard to believe, but we’re just about to enter the last third of our 2-year experiment with Buzz, our all-electric BMW ActiveE. At the risk of getting a little sentimental, it seems just like yesterday he was silently gliding into our garage for the first time. So the decision is going to be upon…

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Open Road Buzz

April marks our 1-year anniversary with Buzz — and the half-way point of our 2-year field trial with our ActiveE. For the first year, Buzz has been a fantastic around-town car for us, but we’d never gone outside of San Diego County with him, so we decided a little road trip was in order to…

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Range Wars

As an electric car driver for nearly a year, I think that the largest mental hurdle to get past when comparing your experience to that of a combustion car is “range anxiety”. What is that exactly? Well, it’s the fear that you’ll run out of juice before you get where you’re going and have a…

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100 Days of Buzz

People are almost always excited to get a new car, right? I certainly was when we got our new all-electric BMW ActiveE (christened Buzz) this past April. As I started driving around, I kept thinking of ideas for posts but decided that it would be better if I waited a little while to let the…

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Good Buzz

One of the logistical things we were juggling before we went to France for vacation was whether we’d be able to take delivery of our all-electric BMW ActiveE before we left. Well, it turns out that it didn’t ship down from Oxnard until the day before we left, so we postponed delivery until we got home.…

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Charged Up

When our fledgling company moved to different (larger, nicer) lab space last year, it changed my commute. I lost the freeway portion of the drive and have one that is 100% surface streets and stoplights. It takes less time, and the only downside seemed to be that I had less time for audiobook listening. Well,…

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