Well, it's finally in my garage! A Winter Gray Metallic Advanced package PIP. Overall, it's pretty great. I live in West Seattle, so most commutes are round trip 20-40 miles and the ICE has to run part of the time. But of course in Seattle when it's raining you need the A/C to dry out the inside of the windows so you can see. Unfortunately there's apparently no way to run "just the A/C" so the ICE runs the moment you try to turn on the A/C. And, plugging in while away from home, using the often-available standard outlet brings with it a security problem. I wish there was a 120 v plug on a reel I could just pull out and put into a socket. But the plug device is way too dear to just leave outside the car plugged in while not there to watch it. The few times I've plugged in while away I've had to use an extension cord (#12) to reach the plug, while the supplied "charger cable" mostly hides inside the back seat with one end of each cable running out the mostly-closed rear window to protect both the extension cord and the charger cable. That trick was suggested in this forum and works well, if a bit strange to configure. However, the result was a 30 mile, 180 'mpg' round trip using about 40 cents worth of power. As we drive, it's becoming obvious that the best way to deal with this great car is just to drive it. It will start the Ice for heat, or to warm up, or for several other reasons and mostly you will need it for part of the journey. We have some 50 mile trips coming up so I will be able to see how they go, but in the meantime the town trips of 30 miles or so are turning in numbers very close to 100 mpg without midpoint-charging. My wish list: to be able to use the shore power to heat the cabin in preparation for a trip. I live on top of a hill and would just as soon not start the ice until I get to the bottom, and I don't want to have to actively manage the heater switch. A minor complaint, really. Also, the cord security is a big deal to me. The availability of 110v plugs is pretty common, and that charger cord is VERY expensive. it seems so silly to run cords out the rear window I probably won't do it very often. It would not be difficult for an intelligent charger to detect voltage drop with current when the car is plugged in, and to adjust the charge rate accordingly, thus allowing a built-in 110 plug for convenience to be able to use nearly any extension cord that has 3 wires. I see the charger cord has a potentially switchable 110v pigtail on it. Hmmm. Wonder if it can be replaced with a 220 pigtail? In summary, for the first iteration of this car they did it pretty well, and we're very happy with it. Just have to learn to be more comfortable with the ice starting up occasionally. It really doesn't hurt the mileage for runs longer than 12 miles. By the way, the hills around here destroy the battery mileage numbers. It takes a LOT of juice to climb a 500' hill! and you don't get much of it back on the way down.