Re: A bit out of date?
A really effective personal transport solution shouldn't require a change in mindset. It should just work, as well as if not better than the thing it replaces. Reduced convenience is hardly a compelling argument.
As to your local generation, that's great and it works for you but many people can't afford it, lack suitable space/roof-orientation to build it if they can afford it, lack a dedicated parking space even if they otherwise have the means, lattitude is barely adequate... etc. etc.
ASA...? Come on, they're toothless. Please. You can't be that naive. Besides, regardless of what Ecotricity et. al. provide, you aren't justs shuttling their electons into your Leaf.