28 Jul '16, 10am

Electric car drivers: Do you lend out your car?

I'm an Englishman married to an American. Consequently, I have a pretty horrible carbon footprint. however much I compost, walk, work from home or replace my lightbulbs, when I jet off to see my mum (and drink some delicious warm, flat beer), my conscience suffers a little tweak of guilt. That said, I've always tried to repair some of the damage: making donations to a green charity, purchasing carbon offsets, shifting some of my savings to a community wind farm etc. Now I have another way to counteract at least a small portion of my emissions: When I head overseas for any significant length of time, I'm going to hand off my Nissan Leaf to someone with a gas car. True, it would take an awful lot of road miles to make up for just one cross-Atlantic trip, especially for a family of four. But it saves the car just sitting in the driveway, and it also serves as an opportunity f...

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