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What type of alternative fuel car are you buying in the near future?

All electric (EV) car, luxury over $50k like Tesla
14 (46.7%)
EV car but lower priced less than $40k like Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq
9 (30%)
Plug-in Hybrid (Chevy Volt, Kia Niro, Honda Clarity)
3 (10%)
Hydrogen
0 (0%)
Other
4 (13.3%)

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2019, 10:42:06 AM »
Our new home came with an EV plug upgrade. Didn’t have a choice.

What is currently the cheapest EV or plug in hybrid available that isn’t garbage?

We drive civics and corollas and never spend much on our cars. We’d be interested in getting one EV vehicle, but it’s the price that deters is. We often wait and get really cheap lease deals.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2019, 10:52:32 AM »
@jamesK: The lower end EVs are the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro, Hyunda Kona and Tesla Model 3.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2019, 10:59:20 AM »
Was looking Jag I-PACE. Pretty sharp looking, but it will set you back at about 80K for the low side.

Ahh, what happen to the days that I thought my car was too expensive at 7 thousands dollars.... :)

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2019, 11:07:50 AM »
Our new home came with an EV plug upgrade. Didn’t have a choice.

What is currently the cheapest EV or plug in hybrid available that isn’t garbage?

We drive civics and corollas and never spend much on our cars. We’d be interested in getting one EV vehicle, but it’s the price that deters is. We often wait and get really cheap lease deals.

Take a look at the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. You'll love it! ;-)

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2019, 11:12:01 AM »
@jamesK: The lower end EVs are the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro, Hyunda Kona and Tesla Model 3.

Do plug ins go cheaper than straight EVs? Never thought about getting any type of EV vehicle until getting our house honestly. My wife only drives about 20-25 miles a day so no problem with range.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2019, 11:25:40 AM »
@jamesK: The lower end EVs are the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro, Hyunda Kona and Tesla Model 3.

Do plug ins go cheaper than straight EVs? Never thought about getting any type of EV vehicle until getting our house honestly. My wife only drives about 20-25 miles a day so no problem with range.

At that range look.at the little Fiat 500e, they used to basically give them away to make their fleet mileage targets.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2019, 01:33:19 PM »
@jamesK: The lower end EVs are the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro, Hyunda Kona and Tesla Model 3.

Do plug ins go cheaper than straight EVs? Never thought about getting any type of EV vehicle until getting our house honestly. My wife only drives about 20-25 miles a day so no problem with range.

Yes. Plug-in hybrids are less expensive.

For a bigger SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is decent, about 24 miles of EV range and it's bigger than the compact EVs.

There are also PHEVs by Honda (Clarity) and Hyundai (Ioniq?). The Chevy Volt is also a PHEV if I remember correctly. Plus for those you don't need a Level 2 charger, you can plug into standard 110 and charge overnight.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2019, 02:19:09 PM »
You can get a bmw i3 for about 150/month (or less) including the tax rebates.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2019, 05:07:28 PM »
Go with 2019 e-Golf.  Currently, there is a $10-11k discount off MSRP and this vehicle qualifies for all EV incentives.

$33,475 MSRP
$11,000 discount
-$7,500.00 Fed Credit
-$2,500.00 CA State Rebate
-$1,000 SCE Rebate
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$11,500 + TTL

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2019, 06:57:14 PM »
The Chevy Volt is pretty good with almost 60 miles before even switching to the ICE. I’m sure a great deal can be found since they are on their last model year.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2019, 07:56:17 PM »
Are these prices in theory or are people actually getting these prices?

Also what is level 2? Looking at what the builder called an EV plug it just looks like a standard 240v outlet. Not sure if there’s anything more to it than that.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2019, 09:09:43 PM »
Go with 2019 e-Golf.  Currently, there is a $10-11k discount off MSRP and this vehicle qualifies for all EV incentives.

$33,475 MSRP
$11,000 discount
-$7,500.00 Fed Rebate
-$2,500.00 CA State Rebate
-$1,000 SCE Rebate
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$11,500 + TTL



The $7,500 is a tax credit not a rebate.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2019, 09:42:55 PM »
Go with 2019 e-Golf.  Currently, there is a $10-11k discount off MSRP and this vehicle qualifies for all EV incentives.

$33,475 MSRP
$11,000 discount
-$7,500.00 Fed Rebate
-$2,500.00 CA State Rebate
-$1,000 SCE Rebate
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$11,500 + TTL



The $7,500 is a tax credit not a rebate.

Fixed. 

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2019, 11:18:02 PM »
Also what is level 2? Looking at what the builder called an EV plug it just looks like a standard 240v outlet. Not sure if there’s anything more to it than that.

Yeah. 240 is level 2.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2019, 09:26:39 AM »
Are these prices in theory or are people actually getting these prices?

Also what is level 2? Looking at what the builder called an EV plug it just looks like a standard 240v outlet. Not sure if there’s anything more to it than that.

What is the amp rating on that 240v outlet?

 

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