There's not much new about the hardware these days. We have been busy socially, though. I created a MeetUp and encourage interested people to join us and meet owners of electric cars to get firsthand info on their real-world experience. For those who are hesitant to go electric due to questions about range, charging, costs, etc., you can find out how people are doing it.
There is also an electric car club in this area. It's the Electrical Vehicle Association of greater Washington DC (EVADC). The web site is http://www.evadc.org The members have a wide variety of models, from conversions to Tesla's and nearly everything in between. The monthly meetings are usually in Silver Spring, MD and sometimes in Virginia.
If you live in the region around northern Virginia, Maryland and DC, please join us. It's always a lot of fun.