The Autoblog team has put together a little collection of things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I wrote the following for the group list (read it here), but wanted to highlight it on AutoblogGreen as well, in part to give our dedicated readers a place to share their own thoughts as we move into the holiday season.
So, what's got you thankful this year?I'm thankful that the wait is over. After years – has it only been years? – of hearing about the new plug-in vehicle era, both the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are finally here. The EPA has certified the efficiency ratings, the vehicles are being built and customers have placed their orders. It won't be long before these two cars, the first in a long line of mass-produced plug-in vehicles, are let loose into the wild. Now, we get to see what it's like to actually live with them. Are they are great as people say? Does "range anxiety" wear off once you understand just what it means to drive with a battery instead of a gas tank in your car? Or, in the case of the Volt, does the complicated hybrid technology really reassure you day in and day out? I'm thankful that we have these questions to answer – and that we're going to get answers real soon.
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