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Commented On: 2015 Kia Soul EV: Electric Car Spy Shots, But Compliance Car Only?


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If the Kia Soul EV has actively cooled batteries there will be a lot of people interested once their Leaf leases are over. If the range is a true 100 miles I think it could sell really well.

Commented On: 2014 Nissan Leaf: Minor Changes For Nissan's Electric Car


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I still wouldn't buy it if you live in a hot desert. They are only obligated to repair the battery to 70%.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=13633

Once your warranty is up it's unknown if you would be able to purchase a replacement battery (although they have announced a tentative plan to lease you a battery for $100/month forever)

Commented On: June Plug-In Electric Car Sales: Year Won't Quite Double 2012


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It's essentially a compliance car though. It's only available in CA and OR.

Commented On: New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING


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Yeah, but I'm guessing they are worried that if Tesla is allowed to work around the franchise laws then other manufacturers might be able to get around them as well.

Commented On: New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Registering Tesla Stores Illegal: BREAKING


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I think it's about stopping all the other manufacturers from being able to sell directly to consumers like Tesla does. I see this backfiring though and getting the franchise laws struck down on a federal level if they aren't careful.

Commented On: Is Fisker The Most Tragic VC-Backed Debacle In Recent History?


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I came to say the same thing about Fisker's relationship to Tesla. What a jerk.

Commented On: Six New Plug-In Electric Cars Coming For 2014


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Okay, that makes sense. I just remember that Wired said it would be out next year, but I bet your right on the later release date.

"Mercedes says sales will begin next year, but hasn’t outlined exactly when you can get it or how much you’ll pay for it."

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/03/mercedes-b-class-electric/

Commented On: Six New Plug-In Electric Cars Coming For 2014


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What about the Mercedes B-class EV? Is it due out in 2014? Do we know if it will be available outside the US?

Commented On: 2013 Nissan Leaf Real-World Range: Is It Any Higher?


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How much are you using the defogger?

Commented On: Nissan Replaces Electric-Car Unit Executive To Boost Sales


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I think you're fooling yourself to think range doesn't matter. In terms of range, because of the battery degradation (after having owned the car for more than 5 years you'll see a 15-25% loss), winter, rain, etc. I also think people tend to take a few medium length trips a couple of times a month.

I'm not one of the people who thinks you need a 300+ mile range. 100-140 would be plenty. On the other hand, the lower priced S is perfect for people who don't drive those extra miles and just want a lower cost alternative. I can see that hitting a sweet spot.
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