An electric car has to some an attraction as a commuter car. That the suckers, err sorry taxpayers in other states subsidize EV car sales in CA (which far and away buys the most EVs) just adds to the attraction.93 for $2.97 just yesterday in New Hampshire. Sorry........ I'm sure that only makes it worse.'
On the other hand. It doesn't have to be so painful. Maybe you just aren't the car owner California wants. The prevailing opinion and certainly the punitive high gas taxes and pricing for your "state specific blend" suggest the State wants you in an electric car anyway and there is LOTS of Sunny days out your way. Seems to me you could go "all in" with Solar and an electric car and be done with this.
Just sayin. Don't shoot the messenger.......I'm just calling 'em as I see 'em.