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#361 Mike K.

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 11:10 AM

Definitely, they stand out.

 

And just wait until THIS post-apocalyptic monster is in your rearview mirror:

 

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#362 Subculture1000

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:03 PM

You mean their 0.1% proportion on our roads?  :banana:

 

That's probably true for vehicles on the road now, but EV sales in BC in 2019 were about 9% of all light-duty vehicles, with Teslas making up nearly half of those sales.1

 

Just 3 years ago, it was rare to see a Tesla on any given day for me.  Now I see multiples every day, and I only drive about 25 minutes total during a regular work day.  They'll never dominate total sales, but they're going to take a notable bite out of the pie.

 

I just saw my first Mustang Mach-E last week, which was nice, as I'm also super excited to see any newer EVs out and about.  The more EVs, the more charging stations will make sense to install.

 

1https://driveteslaca...ading-the-pack/



#363 spanky123

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:17 PM

That's probably true for vehicles on the road now, but EV sales in BC in 2019 were about 9% of all light-duty vehicles, with Teslas making up nearly half of those sales.1

 

 

Not any more. Sales as a percentage of total vehicle sales have fallen sharply with the selection of EV cars now available. 

 

• Tesla - U.S. market share | Statista



#364 Subculture1000

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:30 PM

Not any more. Sales as a percentage of total vehicle sales have fallen sharply with the selection of EV cars now available. 

 

• Tesla - U.S. market share | Statista

 

I'm talking just about BC, because we were talking about Tesla's on the road here in Victoria.  The broader markets globally will be different for any number of reasons, such as varying rebates, local laws, etc.

 



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Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:40 PM

I just saw my first Mustang Mach-E last week, 

 

I saw two of them in the Home Depot parking lot on Sunday.  I guess with lumber prices the way they are, nobody can afford gas anymore.


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#366 Jackerbie

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:34 PM

Not sure of current numbers, but in Q3 2020 Victoria was the leader for new "Zero Emissions Vehicle" registrations at 12.9%. Total market share for ZEVs, which includes plug-in hybrids, was 8.4% for BC.
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#367 Tom Braybrook

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:49 PM

Maybe the Tesla's distinctive look that sets them apart from the cookie-cutter Kias, Toyotas and Fords gives the illusion of big market share but I sure seem to notice a lot of them around.

pretty sure most folks don't realize my eGolf is electric until they spot the branding on the rear as i leave them in my dust at the stoplight   ;-)


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#368 LJ

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:39 PM

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#369 Tom Braybrook

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 09:31 PM

^

 

well...all of your ICE gas pumps are powered by electricity  ;-)



#370 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 09:42 PM

and that electricity for those pumps is mostly generated by gas and coal in North America.

https://www.eia.gov/...y-in-the-us.php

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#371 Subculture1000

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:40 PM

Further rumors via Tesla Owners Club Vancouver Island on Facebook regarding the McCallum Rd location:

 

-Developer applied for a rezoning of 2 lots to attract Tesla.  Zoning changes allowing automotive sales was granted in June.1
-Mobile Ranger told a customer that Tesla had "broken ground" on a service center in Langford.
-Tesla has put the job of design/construction out to tender.

Again, grain of salt, but it's sounding more likely now.

 

1. http://www.langford....ng-Package2.pdf

https://www.langford...aw-20210621.pdf


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#372 Neil

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 08:26 AM

Looks like it is confirmed for McCallum Road.

 

https://driveteslaca...in-langford-bc/


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#373 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 08:31 AM

The deal was so close to being completed that Tesla even published a job posting seeking a service manager for the new location.

 

Unfortunately it all fell apart with the other party suddenly pulling out of the deal at the final hour. The deal was supposedly killed because all the existing dealerships in the city are owned by the major players who don’t want to see Tesla enter the market.

 

https://driveteslaca...in-langford-bc/

 

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https://driveteslaca...stered-in-2020/

 

British Columbia has the highest rate of EV adoption in North America, more than 54,000 registered in 2020

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#374 Mike K.

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 08:41 AM

Looks like it is confirmed for McCallum Road.

https://driveteslaca...in-langford-bc/

I’m not so sure about that. This article is referencing a random source with no insight into the actual project (but they describe it as a person “familiar” with the project). It’s actually a Twitter account that referenced a planning document outlining the landowner’s pursuit of zoning to allow automobile dealership use, and a desire to attract Tesla.

Here’s the thing, though. Tesla has the money to situate wherever they want. I don’t buy the auto lobby story of forcing them out of the Douglas Strip, or something silly like that.

In any case, we’ll see, I guess, but so far my contacts in the industry are not aware of any deal between that land and Tesla, and they’re not known to fudge the numbers.

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#375 spanky123

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 05:35 PM

Doesn’t Pattison own the old Volvo site? If there was going to be an issue discussions never have started.
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#376 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 October 2021 - 05:45 PM

ya. It’s poor reporting.

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 06:47 PM

I've read where only 5% of electric vehicle batteries are being recycled, the rest going into landfills. 

 

Is there a refundable deposit on the batteries to encourage their being recycled?

 

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#378 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 06:50 PM

There are many companies trying hard to figure out how to recycle. Including one owned by Tesla cofounder. It’ll likely be OK.

#379 Citified.ca

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Posted 24 February 2022 - 02:46 PM

EV maker Tesla opening temporary downtown Victoria service site ahead of permanent facility in Langford

https://victoria.cit...ty-in-langford/


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#380 Darren14

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 08:53 PM

Temporary store has a signage up. (Drove by tonight) 

 

You can see the photo posted on google few days ago.

 

https://www.google.c...KY2FyX2RlYWxlcg


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