Whether you've been waiting for ten years or ten days, when you decide to make the switch to an electric vehicle
, time can seem to drag by. For years, we've known that the end of 2010 would finally bring us the first example of mass-production plug-in vehicles from major OEMs but that didn't make the wait any easier. With the first deliveries of the first (non-celebrity) Nissan Leaf
and the first Chevy Volt sold
, that time is finally here. For people like CalCars founder Felix Kramer (pictured, right, with General Motors
' Tony Posawatz), it's the next step in a long journey.
Today, Kramer and the other full-time CalCars worker, Ron Gremban, will pick up their new Chevy Volts at Novato Chevrolet in California. Kramer sent out a message
to his list announcing the event, and you can tell there's a little bit of jealousy in the line, "Andy Frank, who will join us, managed to get his yesterday at his Sacramento-area dealer
." We wish we could hear what the three will say about finally being able to take home a
technology they've fought so long for – CalCars started in 2002 and both Frank and Gremban have been working on plug-ins for decades – but if we know Kramer, he'll make sure it gets online soon. Congrats!
UPDATE: As predicted, Felix has posted thoughts and links about it all here
| Image credit: CalCars]