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8 States team up to support electric cars

Discussion in 'North America' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    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...
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    Surprised that Washington State is not included in the coalition of EV supporting states.
     
  6. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Jace_91

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    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
     

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