George Parrott, Contributor

Since 2011, George Parrott has driven a Nissan Leaf, a Chevrolet Volt, and a 2013 Tesla Model S. Those electric cars followed a Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry Hybrid, starting in 2004, that he bought to do his part in improving air quality. They followed a specially ordered Oldsmobile 4-4-2, then a series of economy cars from Honda, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota. As of February 2015, he drives a new 2015 Tesla Model S P85D. In the rest of his life, Parrott is a retired professor of psychology at California State University--Sacramento, and he has had visiting appointments in Australia, Poland, along with Fulbright assignments in Manchester and Warsaw. He has been a fanatic runner for almost 30 years, and has finished more than 130 marathons and 40 ultra-marathons.

Articles

2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off

2012 Nissan Leaf Electric Cars Offered At Up To $5,000 Off

If you're in the market for a 2012 Nissan Leaf, you may find some surprisingly good deals available on the highest-volume battery electric car sold in the U.S. Sales of the Leaf this year have remained far below the pace needed to hit the company's sales target of 20,000 Leafs in the U.S. by the...

July 18, 2012
 
2012 Honda Accord EX-L

20 Years Of Gas Mileage: All Cars Improving, But Hybrids Best

The impact of fuel costs on family budgets is a big topic of national discussion right now. A front-page article in my local paper said that an average family paid more than... read more February 23, 2012


 
BMW i3 Concept, Nov. 2011

Are The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars A Mission Impossible?

At the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW introduced its press conference with a preview of the next installment of the Tom Cruise Mission Impossible movie series. BMW features... read more November 18, 2011


 
2012 Mitsubishi i

2012 Mitsubishi 'i': Taking The Electric Car On The Road

The Mitsubishi “I” electric car will go on sale in parts of the U.S. before the end of 2011. Eager customers have already placed deposits to confirm their orders... read more October 26, 2011


 
Sacramento Electric Vehicle Gathering, June 18, 2011

National Plug-In Car Day: Promoting Electric Cars, Educating Future Buyers

Next Sunday, October 16--nine days from today--cities around the U.S. will host special events to promote and educate the public and potential buyers about new zero-emission... read more October 7, 2011


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt: Subtle Changes Surface, Keyless Entry Included

After a production shutdown lasting several weeks, the 2012 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car is now rolling off the assembly line at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant... read more September 6, 2011


 
The Nuna II From Delft University, Solar Challenge World Record Holder

World Solar Challenge: 1,900 Miles, Much Sun, No Air Conditioning

The reality of driving 1,900 miles across Australia may not be exactly what was presented in the 1996 movie, Race the Sun, a romanticized comedy-drama based on a high-school... read more August 17, 2011


 

 
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