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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
12 (52.2%)
EV car but lower priced less than $40k like Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Ioniq
7 (30.4%)
Plug-in Hybrid (Chevy Volt, Kia Niro, Honda Clarity)
2 (8.7%)
Hydrogen
0 (0%)
Other
2 (8.7%)

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2019, 02:02:52 PM »
I think you're right.  the waitlist ending 9/24 is probably referring to the fact that you can apply normally now.  Good call, now im much more motivated to find a solid EV deal, maybe even an FCV deal for 5k rebate.


No, that's a different bucket.  I think Cares is misinterpreting what is mentioned on the CVRP website.  Funds were just replenished a month or two ago and the waitlist has been cleared up now.  So now all applicants get the rebate without being on a waitlist.

Those funds are probably earmarked for the low income applicants and FCV applicants.

recently, this has happened almost every year.  Funds run out, waitlist begins, funds are replenished, waitlist applicants are made whole, applications are opened up again.  Granted there are WAY more EV buyers than before, so can't say how long future funds will last, but i've done this 3x now, waitlisted every time, and each time i got paid, albeit months later.

The $2500 CVRP (California rebate) is oversubscribed and the waitlist is also closed. Basically the funds have been exhausted so don't count on it in your calculations.

CVRP website still shows $80M left in funding.  Where are you getting your info?

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2019, 07:42:43 AM »
So I think the cheapest EV that is sort of like an SUV is the Kia Niro or the Hyundai Kona.

With the Model Y being 1 or 2 (more like 2) years away, are there any other options? There is the Mistubishi Outlander PHEV but that's a hybrid plug-in and while bigger than both the Kia and Hyundai, it's also more expensive than the PHEV versions of those EV offerings.

Sat in both of those and I can "fit"... just wondering if there is something better to wait for that isn't the Tesla.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2019, 08:05:49 AM »
Electric Macan in a couple of years.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2019, 08:08:01 AM »
I should have emphasized "cheapest". :)
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2019, 08:36:49 AM »
Isn’t the vw egolf around the same interior volume (it just looks like a typical hatchback whereas the niro/kona looks like it’s just “taller” but interior volume may be within same range?). And egolf looks to be the cheapest brand new now

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2019, 10:10:09 AM »
Looked at the eGolf... I think part of the reason why I'm searching for an "SUV"-type vehicle is the height and the ease of ingress/egress... otherwise once you are in that high $30k range, the Model 3 is probably the best choice.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2019, 08:33:45 AM »
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #67 on: January 20, 2020, 08:36:15 AM »
Test drove a Kia Niro EV.

It's good, but still small for me... maybe for one of my kids when they get their license. I would rec the Niro over the Model 3 purely for utilitarian reasons, easier ingress/outgress and a bit more interior space as a small SUV vs a compact sedan.

The Mitsi Outlander PHEV is supposed to get a redesign this year... beefier exterior and an increase in all-electric range to the low 40 miles.

Want to see if the VW ID Crozz actually comes out this year... but I think more will be out by 2021.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #68 on: January 20, 2020, 09:06:16 AM »
I read on SD that the bolt. Is having a sale. (The electric one)
The net price is like $22ish?

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #69 on: January 20, 2020, 01:48:06 PM »
It's the Bolt that is being heavily discounted.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2020, 02:39:47 PM »
Oh forgot to mention the RAV4 Prime, a PHEV, should by out by this summer. The electric range is 39 miles which is pretty good and I lean towards Toyota of all the foreign brands.
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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2020, 04:49:36 PM »
It's the Bolt that is being heavily discounted.

Good catch. I don’t like the design. If they lower it more maybe I will like it.

The body looks like a fit.

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Re: EV/Plug-in/Other vehicles
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2020, 07:45:02 PM »
It's the Bolt that is being heavily discounted.

Good catch. I don’t like the design. If they lower it more maybe I will like it.

The body looks like a fit.

The Volt body with the Bolt drive train would have been nice. The Volt had a very limited all electric range.

The Bolt range is very decent, the closest any manufacturer got to Tesla.

 

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