This was the headline that came flashed on the newsfeed on my iPhone this morning. Seems that the national average price for gas has topped $4 a gallon as gas costs continue to soar in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Don’t hate me, but seeing that headline made me smile. Why? Because last August I bought an electric car and, as a result. I haven’t set foot in a gas station ever since.

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And what made me smile even more was this photo above of a gas station in Los Angeles. Ouch!

I live in Northern California, and California is the only state with an average cost per gallon over $5. In fact, the price of gas for regular gas is averaging a whopping $5.28 per gallon in the Golden State, by far the highest in the nation. Selfishly, as the owner of an electric car, this dubious distinction for my home state doesn’t faze me at all.

And at the risk of sounding like I’m gloating, I just finished doing my federal income taxes for 2021 and instead of having to write a check to Uncle Sam for north of $900, because of the federal tax credit of $7,500 for the purchase of an environmentally friendly electric vehicle, Uncle Sam will be sending me a check in the amount of $6,600. Booyah!

So yeah, I’m very happy with my decision to purchase an electric car last summer.

26 thoughts on “Booyah!

  1. rugby843 March 6, 2022 / 11:38 am


    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Marilyn Armstrong March 6, 2022 / 12:10 pm

    And if we could afford an electric car, we’d buy one. But to be fair, for the 2 or 3,000 miles we drive per year (maybe even less, this year)? It’s not worth it. And anyway, around here, you really DO need a 4-wheel.

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    • Fandango March 6, 2022 / 1:24 pm

      Electric cars are not for everyone.


  3. Mister Bump UK March 6, 2022 / 12:17 pm

    Gas is an emotive subject. In terms of saving the planet, they should keep putting prices up until CO2 goes down. But if that were the case, nobody would ever get elected.

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  4. bushboy March 6, 2022 / 4:22 pm

    That is so win win……now to be able to hear yourself shout booyah to make a trifecta 🙂

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  5. Lauren March 6, 2022 / 9:29 pm

    Good for you. Yes it’s over 5:50 a gallon here. No more drives with Annie just for the fun of it. My car rarely leaves my driveway unless I have an appointment.

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  6. emkingston March 6, 2022 / 11:40 pm

    I’m in the Valley by Fresno, and the cheapest price I saw today was $4.85/gal. My nephew said that in Lemoore it is around $4.20ish/gal. I have to put in premium to my car though, so it’s over $5 a gallon for me.

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  7. Nope, Not Pam March 7, 2022 / 2:22 am

    I’m not sure but I think our $1.89/litre tops you guys 🙃

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    • Fandango March 7, 2022 / 2:22 pm

      Yes, that would equate to about $7.50 per gallon!

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      • Nope, Not Pam March 8, 2022 / 2:23 am

        Hit $2.00/litre today 😔

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  8. leigha66 March 27, 2022 / 12:30 am

    That is quite a tax credit for an electric car… good for you!

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  9. Carol anne May 2, 2022 / 8:36 am

    go fandango!
    so many things to be pleased about!

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