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Discussion in 'North America' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Oct 24, 2013.
8 States Teaming Up to Support Electric Cars - NYTimes.com
So the article mentions that the Volt is expected to sell 22k this year in the US, as is the Leaf. What do we expect US sales of the Model S to be? Around 17-19k? 22-23k total with about 4-5k going to Europe (I could be way off since I don't follow all the investor threads).
Odd they didn't mention that...
It's the NYTimes after all. They'll avoid mentioning Tesla if they can. Heard about this on NPR but couldn't find any other source online to link to...
The first shot is a bunch of 1990s era Rav4 EVs?! Not a good way to impress me. Guessing they had that in a box in a back room somewhere.
Surprised that Washington State is not included in the coalition of EV supporting states.
No ZEV law here...the only part of the CARB guidelines that we did not adopt in 2005, because of auto dealer opposition. I don't think (though I am not sure) WA was even asked to participate.
Gov. Inslee just had a workshop a couple of days ago, and there is a possibility that WA will become a ZEV state. I have mixed feelings about it...I don't think we would be where we are without ZEV laws, but I suspect there may be better ways forward. I am not a big fan of supply-side mandates. Although I have to admit if a lot of states get on the ZEV bandwagon, the compliance automakers are going to find it in their own best interests to build compelling EVs.
I would love it if WA became a ZEV state. Screw the WA dealers. I am leasing a Ford Focus Electric and when I test drove the Leaf, the Volt and the FFE I found a massive disparity in my treatment at dealers. I was lucky to find a good Ford dealer as regards the FFE but it was luck and many others have had issues.
Don't see Florida joining in on this anytime soon, we don't even have safety or emissions testing. They just check the vin when registering an out of state car