Tom was one of the first people in America to lease a beta version of a BMW Mini electric car. He writes a blog of his day to day experiences. In real life, he is a chef/restaurant owner living on the East Coast commuting 30 miles a day to his job. I didn't realize that electric cars were somewhat available to a chosen few.
My family is still on the "short list" for a Nissan LEAF due out in Michigan sometime late 2011.....in the meantime, we'll just bike, bus, Zipcar, rent, walk, taxi, train, around....it's all good.