Longish, with no apologies. This funny, weird, little car is a hand-in-glove fit for the majority of our daily transportation needs. The "1/2 car" in the title refers only to the cars size, not its capabilities or our satisfaction with it. We live 8 miles from the city center, our daily two person commute is 27 miles round trip. Essentially everything we need is within a 20 mi radius of our home; 4 major shopping centers, 5 hospitals, and all other necessities/amenities. A major factor in the purchase is that EUROSTAR, the dealer/service center, is 21 miles away. (Of course we don't expect to see much of them, the first service at 12K miles is essentially a brake system check.) The TH!NK has a 100 mi max range, more than we need on a daily basis, even factoring a probable 25% reduction in cold weather. I haven't yet used either air conditioning or cabin heat/defrost so I don't know what kind of SOC hit they produce. Allegedly the TH!NK is capable of 100 MPGe. I just bought a Kill-a-Watt meter so I can compares miles driven to electricity used, but I haven't used it yet. I doubt that I'm seeing max MPGe's. I tend to drive 5MPH faster than when in the Prius. And I have to admit, it's a lot of (inefficient) fun to goose the go-pedal to get a fast start or squirt past ICE-bound cars who are braking for a tight turn. Regen is in the go-pedal only, just like the Prius. But, due the power usage gauge being an analog needle-type, knowing that you're in a "no-arrows glide" state has proven difficultâ€¦ there is a slight difference in the faint motor whine as you go from power to no power to regen. But as a noobie, I'm never sure. The car has two drive modes; D(rive) and E(conomy). In D mode, regen is very slight and for all practical purposes difficult to feel. However, E mode is a wholly different experience. When you ease up on the go-pedal, regen drag is really strong and speed reduction is very rapid. You can easily modulate regen drag with the go-pedal when underway in traffic, etc.. As far as I can tell, there is no electronic interaction between regen and the friction brakes. When you hit the brake pedal, that's what you get. But the car does continue to regen when you're on the brakes. If you're used to "driving without brakes" for max FE in a Prius, driving in E mode results in needing friction braking only for the final 20-30 ft. when you mis-calculate the timing on a stop sign or traffic light. We only have 120V AC charging now. We may not even have to upgrade to 240V and its attendant expense. On 120V, the TH!NK charges at a rate of ~6 miles/hr. For the last week we typically drove 30 - 40 miles a day for commuting and errands. Thats up to 8 hrs on charge. The charger is on an aftermarket timer from 11 pm to selected shut off to take advantage of lowest electrical rates from 11 pm to 6 am. We don't charge to 100% SOC because we don't have too for range, and limiting charge to 80-90% should extend HV battery life. Likewise we've not been below 30% on the low end. FWIW, all EVs that I'm familiar with have a 12V battery just like the Prius, and for the same reasons. But, due to the OEM standard in the US air conditioning bits and pieces in the very small engine bay, it can only be gotten to by putting the car on a lift. (This is the only really dumb arrangement,/feature that I've discovered so far.) But there is an always ON 12V accessory plug so you can boot up from a small battery pack or charger,) We're keeping our GEN II for travel, trips with more than 2 occupants, and large volume hauling. Sometime in the future we will have to decide if we really need the car. There is an Enterprise rental agency ~1/4 mile from us. We drive our Prius once a week, extended weekend shopping and errands, just to keep the 12V battery charged. The differences between the two cars has actually renewed our appreciation for the finesse, sophistication, and technology of the Prius and we look forward to driving it again. So far, we have only two irritations with the car. Due my 6' 1" height and a lowish upper edge of the windshield, I have to do some neck craning/leaning forward to see traffic lights when first in line. The second is purely Prius induced. The TH!NK does not have an SKS-like system. So that means you have to have key in hand to open the door, either remotely or directly by key. And the key is necessary to start the car. The Prius has spoiled us, and needing to remember to dig out the key is now an irritant that has to be lived with. We named our Barcelona red Gen II, Amapola (Spanish, poppy), both for its color and my becoming a grandfather. I wanted to name the Energy Red TH!NK, Amp-apola, but was over-ruled (If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody gonna' be happy!) and she's Esperanza (Spanish, hopeâ€¦ it all works out over the long run!) All in all, we don't feel that we have had to make any compromises with the TH!NK in our particular driving situation. So far, it has exceeded both our needs and expectations. There is a Yahoo group for the TH!NK. Yahoo Groups: think_ev Here is my earlier post with additional info on the car if you're interestedâ€¦ http://priuschat.com/forums/other-cars/107793-there-100-think-city-evs-available-now-22-500-a.html N.B. Curently there is some e-devil mis-match between my computer/browser and the Eurostar web site. As a result, I can't see anything related to the TH!NK on the site. I spoke to the folks there and they assure me that info on the TH!NK is there, I just can't see it as most of their pages are blacked out for me using MacBook and Safari.