Well, after much research, test driving and owner experience opinions, my wife and I purchased a 2015 BMW i3 REx this weekend! My primary interest in the car was HOV lane access for my wife, ditching the gas-burner SUV to save fuel costs and cleaner emissions. Fortunately, California allows single-occupant ZEV and PZEV vehicles HOV access as a way incentivize adoption of cleaner air vehicles. As a designer, I happen to like the quirky exterior aesthetic. It's weird, but weird in an interesting way... techno and puckish at the same time. The interior design is remarkably fresh and inspired since its inception... very Nordic in flavor with great material choices, contrasting colors and elegant forms. Off-the-line acceleration is eye-opener! Silky smooth pull with only the faintest whine entering the cabin. Handling is remarkably nimble due to the lightweight reinforced carbon fiber chassis and one-pedal driving is as intuitive as it gets. Charging will largely occur at the house overnight, but if needed, charging stations are available everywhere in the Bay Area. Alas, there will probably come a day when autonomous cars render driving obsolete, but for now, the transition to non-internal combustion is kinda fun. Lower fuel costs and lower emissions ain't too bad either.