I was just watching the news and saw signs for gas at $4.39 a gallon someplace here in the US (probably CA or HI) this Memorial Day holiday.. I used to drive a BMW and had to buy at least 91 octane which was always 60 - 90 cents more a gallon than regular. Where I live in FL gas has gone up at least 50 cents a gallon since the beginning of the year and is now $2.79 for regular and $3.40 for 91 and rising. I would much rather pay the 0.12 per KwH that they charge here all day and all night .I am getting about 3 mi per KwH. I used to get about 25 mpg with my BMW so instead of paying $3.40 for 25 miles of fuel I now pay less than a dollar and charge at home. When I go to EA, I pay nothing!. Oh, did I mention my insurance also went down? There are a few software bugs etc we early adopters are beta testing for VW but overall life is good !