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#3841 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:11 PM

2019 CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR
 
"This is the first time that an all-electric vehicle has won AJAC's top honour. Only one vehicle in Canada can win this prize, and it's a sign of the times that the 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year uses no gasoline whatsoever, and consumes only electricity as its fuel." 
– Mark Richardson, President, AJAC


#3842 Mike K.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

The best part is, since it has fewer moving parts, there are fewer moving parts to break in spectacular Jaguar-esque fashion.


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#3843 LeoVictoria

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:26 PM

If there’s one thing British cars are known for it is faultless electrical systems
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#3844 LeoVictoria

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:45 PM

Survey of  1,495 Canadian residents aged 18 and over, from March 11-13

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Interesting that the support for electric vehicles is so strong, despite most people thinking they are less fun to drive and less reliable than gas.   Support will increase further once people actually drive them and see that's not true.

 

 

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#3845 LJ

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:37 PM

Car and Driver did a review of the Bolt and Kona. Nothing to write home about, gussied up a bit they were around $40k USD. The worst thing was the availability of charging stations. All the retailers had charging stations but they are only available when the lot is open. Tesla has got that won hands down.


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#3846 LeoVictoria

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:21 PM

Car and Driver did a review of the Bolt and Kona. Nothing to write home about, gussied up a bit they were around $40k USD. The worst thing was the availability of charging stations. All the retailers had charging stations but they are only available when the lot is open. Tesla has got that won hands down.

Yeah they are good EVs but too expensive. Kona is north of $50k here for a car that looks the same as the 25-30k gas version. Makes no sense when you can spend less money on a Model 3 that will be better for road trips and looks better. Kona/Bolt should be $40k

In the end it’s pretty clear why you see 20 Nissan Leafs for every Bolt in town. They’re cheaper.

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#3847 LeoVictoria

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:25 PM

Model Y announced. Starting just over $50k Canadian but more expensive versions out first, as of next fall.
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Not crazy about the look although this front view looks decent. Just like the Model X it’s an inflated version of the sedan. But specs are great.

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#3848 Mike K.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:59 AM

Yup, it’s pretty vanilla but at $50k they’ll sell.

What’s an average model setup sell for?

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#3849 Mike K.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:56 AM

Hmmm, this is not exactly a good day for the EV markets judging by investor reaction. Maybe GM really is the smart move here? I dunno.

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#3850 lanforod

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:47 AM

Yup, it’s pretty vanilla but at $50k they’ll sell.

What’s an average model setup sell for?

 

~64k CAD for the initial model.

 

Interestingly, it can squeeze in a 3rd row of seats for a total of 7 seats. That's... squishy, but welcome for families. I'll certainly look at it when its time to dump the Odyssey.


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#3851 DavidC

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:16 AM

~64k CAD for the initial model.

 

Interestingly, it can squeeze in a 3rd row of seats for a total of 7 seats. That's... squishy, but welcome for families. I'll certainly look at it when its time to dump the Odyssey.

I'd hate to be an occupant of the 3rd row seating with that sloping roofline...   :whyme:

Third row seating also removes the utility space, hopefully the space is convertible between both.



#3852 DavidC

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:18 AM

Model Y announced. Starting just over $50k Canadian but more expensive versions out first, as of next fall.


Not crazy about the look although this front view looks decent. Just like the Model X it’s an inflated version of the sedan. But specs are great.

Agree about the looks, but appearances are so subjective... that said the sedan looks far better IMO.



#3853 LeoVictoria

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 11:50 AM

Agree about the looks, but appearances are so subjective... that said the sedan looks far better IMO.


I think I called the Model X a streamline Pontiac Aztec when it came out. It’s grown on me since then but the back is still not great looking.
I imagine the same will happen with the Y. Decent, consistent, and eye catching design language if not entirely beautiful

#3854 SimonH

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:15 PM

I'll wait a few years for this:

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#3855 tommy

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:09 PM

I think I called the Model X a streamline Pontiac Aztec when it came out. It’s grown on me since then but the back is still not great looking.
I imagine the same will happen with the Y. Decent, consistent, and eye catching design language if not entirely beautiful

...i called it AssTec...



#3856 LeoVictoria

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

All glass roof is cool

 

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#3857 Mike K.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 03:39 AM

Looks like a blown gasket with all that smoke.

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:54 AM

All glass roof is cool

 

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We get it - you vape.



#3859 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:01 PM

The “Electric Vehicle (EV) Extravaganza” will be held Saturday March 23 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at Edward Milne Theatre and Community School and Parking Lot, 6218 Sooke Road.




https://sooke.pocket...re-waiting-for/

#3860 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 05:31 AM

Central Saanich gears up to bring car-sharing to community

Councillors vote to put up funds, upgrade charger




this scheme seems fairly well thought-out.

https://www.timescol...nity-1.23666034

hope it goes well.

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