It takes four to five times more gas to mow Kim Owen's lawn in Farmington than what's needed each week for her commute to and from work in Lewisburg.
That's because her Longbo scooter gets 70 mph, and she has 12 acres of Bermuda grass. She and her husband, Dino Owen, live in the house with a flood berm near Rock Creek and Horton Highway.
"When I bought the scooter, gas was $2.87 a gallon," the Bank of America teller says. "I figured it would take 10 months for the scooter to pay for itself," compared to gas for her 18 mpg Land Rover
For the full story, see Friday's Tribune.