cwerdna wrote: ↑Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:22 pmAs I've said it before many times, I'm highly skeptical about all the Kona EV and Niro EV buzz until we see the vehicles available widely in the US and in quantity, not the near vaporware So Cal only status of the Ioniq EV.Kieran973 wrote: Unless Nissan is thinking is that the Kona Electric is a compliance vehicle that, over the next two years, will only sell a couple hundred models in Southern California and therefore won't really be a competitor? Fair enough, but this was the Ioniq EV's story between 2017-2019,....
I just saw this posted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle ... %22R%22%7D and it sounds like what I guessed might be right.
WA dealer is saying it will be *years* before they get any up there. CA first and Oregon next.
It cracks me up when people outside CA talk about such vehicles, and even more so if they don't live in CARB emissions state.
Looking at https://insideevs.com/news/373812/ev-sa ... mber-2019/, it seems for the US, so far, Leaf is outselling Kona EV by about 10:1 YTD and Niro EV by about 20:1 YTD.Kieran973 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:09 pmif the Kia Niro EV really does come in at $38K - that car being a significantly more spacious and therefore more viable subcompact CUV than the Kona - then I don't see how the Leaf Plus could start at $35-37K (including delivery), given that the Niro will have all the advantages of the Kona listed above....
For many, the range of the 40kWh battery is ideal. For my business travels in SoCal, charging at home is all I need,
I wonder if a dealer would give you a reasonable trade in for a 40 if you moved to a plus?
It’s weird. It’s a minimum 6 month wait for an Eplus in BC. Our dealership is sold out till next July on Epluses. We get ours in March and have been waiting since September. Different assembly line for Canucks?danrjones wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:17 pmI wonder if a dealer would give you a reasonable trade in for a 40 if you moved to a plus?
Interestingly around where I live the dealers mostly have plus models now. When getting work done last Friday at my dealer they had three and all were plus models.
Interesting. Anything else?