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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by goyogi, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. goyogi

    goyogi Member

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    I was commuting in to work in my Volt and in front of me was a Plug-in Prius, and in front of it was a Leaf. Soon EVs will be common place and I have to start envisioning teleportation. =)

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  2. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Cool, but Goyogi...you live in Silicon Valley...come on :).

    Only when I see a Leaf in front of a PIP in front of a Volt in front of my Model S here in Virginia will I think that EVs have truly been accepted :).
     
  3. Zextraterrestrial

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    Ya. It is sad. My mom went on a road trip from SF area to Arizona/Colorado/New mexico/Wyoming and other western states. She commented that she only saw any Prius' in California. once you go left there are almost none! (Gas is cheaper? People don't care about environment? No recycling either)
     
  4. Orthonos

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    All of our taxis are Prius' so we see lots here in Greater Vancouver. There is a Fisker dealership but I don't recall seeing any EVs here yet (I am sure there are and colleagues have mentioned some roadster owners they know, but I haven't noticed any yet)
     
  5. phx182flyer

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    Tell her to come to Phoenix for a visit. it seems 1 in 10 cars here are Prii!
     
  6. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    The other day I was driving my volt, and pulled up besides another volt. After we exchanged a quick beep of the pedestrian alert horn, I realized that this is the first time I have seen 2 plug ins at once out side of a show room or get amped event. It was pretty cool. Cant wait till the first time that I see three at once.
     
  7. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    I've seen a few volts in the wild, tesla roadsters, but never a Leaf. I think a good number of the prii I see on the road have plates from somewhere in the USA on them. You guys seem to love those things.
     
  8. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Last Friday I drove about 7 miles and saw 3 LEAFs in the wild. Two driving the opposite direction and the other milling around a parking lot. I have never seen more than 1 LEAF or Volt while driving around.
     
  9. TEG

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    Try driving my highway 101 SF bay area commute in the carpool lane. Frequently a LEAF or Volt or PiP in front or behind. Then watching the oncoming traffic on the other side it seems that every 10th vehicle is a plug-in of some sort. I probably see a dozen other LEAFs in a day. At least one Roadster a week. Today I saw a silver Model S going the other direction. And a Fisker Karma parked at the lunch restaurant.
     
  10. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    In case anyone doesn't recognize:
    Volt->PiP->LEAF...
     
  11. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    I'm able to see your pic in the first post fine. I deleted the second post because it was essentially a duplicate. Maybe try a different browser?
     
  12. phx182flyer

    phx182flyer P11051

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    Definately a problem with the site last night. Could get any of the forums to display (safari)
     
  13. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    She must not have come to Texas. There are a ton of them here.
     
  14. Tempus

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    I actually see a ton of prius here in northern virginia. Almost more than any other single model of car. Ive also started recently seeing just a few volts and leafs. Not more than half a dozen of either, but its progress. Before i went to the october model s event, i had never seen a volt or a leaf in the wild.
     
  15. goyogi

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    Thanks Doug. I can now see the pic in the OP and I removed my third pic. :) I tried different browwwser and incognito mode and it made no difference.
     
  16. PeterW

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    Saw the thread title and had to put this on here

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    This is my plate for our Model S
     
  17. vfx

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    One drive in June, to Santa Monica and back I saw 13 EVs on the road. Just a regular day, no EVent of any kind and these were driving, not parked or charging...

    Even had two black Leafs on either side of me at one point on PCH.

    8 Leafs
    1 Active E
    3 Volts
    1 Roadster (not the one I was in)
     
  18. VolkerP

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    That is to be expected right now. The LEAFs flee to the arctic circle during summer and return with begin of autumn. :tongue:
     
  19. kevincwelch

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    I've seen a bunch of Volts and Leafs around the Chicago area. A few physician friends have Volts. Lots of Priuses around the Western Suburbs as well. Not sure if they are PiPs, though. There are a few Leafs in my neighborhood, but on the fly, I have a hard time telling the difference between a Leaf and a Versa (at least when driving and keeping my eyes on the road and not looking for Model Ses).
     
  20. Doug_G

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    The leafs all have a deep blue Nissan logo; to my knowledge no other Nissan has that. They're easy to spot (unless the car is blue).
     

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