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Old 09-22-2019, 10:38 AM   #21 (permalink)
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If you care about such matters check the registration + insurance for the car in your area first

$85 + $30 + $164.80 + $100 + (canít remember the extra cost on the title for an EV) + sales tax = ????

https://waow.com/news/top-stories/20...uble-on-oct-1/

There are very few Ford EVs in the market so no real feedback there,
https://www.google.com/amp/s/insidee...ic-review/amp/
they are quite heavy and lower efficiency than some other EVs, with a typical summer range of 75 miles (no hypermiling) and from the few reports Iíve seen mostly reliable save a 12v battery discharge issue


At this venture I too live in WisConSin and plan on getting back into my very old cars to avoid fees I morally object to.

If you want an EV itís likely better financially to buy an NEV or an oldie/conversion then modify/modernize so you can avoid the extra costs

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Old 10-01-2019, 09:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Just as well, I think.

The selection of used EV's is rapidly increasing, while the prices are dropping.

Something good and cheap will come up soon enough.
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$5900 is the price. Owned by a guy retiring and doesn't need the car anymore.
Since retirement, I drive more than ever. I really explore my Northwest, now finding new love for & inspiration from regions, I was too young to adore & too busy to understand, while moving to....other "more interesting" areas.

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From another forum, there's a discussion about an oversupply of EVs coming next year, and lasting several years.

https://insideevs.com/news/378337/hyundai-kia-evs-2025/

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“EV supply is expected to surpass demand from the second half of next year,” Ka Suk-hyun, vice president of Hyundai Motor, told an earnings conference call."
If new EVs are expected to get heavy discounting, that should put downward pressure on used EVs. That news might make me wait yet longer. Heck, I've been seriously considering EVs since 2013, so it's been a long wait. I suppose I can wait another year.
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Perhaps Hoopie needs to start a business of putting new cheap EVs under old antique cars so folks can have an airbag and modern drivetrain while at the same point avoiding the extra title and registration costs

The funny part is EV sales have already dropped as early adopters have already grabbed theirs (look at the leaf)

My guess is with mounting taxes, cheap gas, and “no demand for cars” in general should make for a very interesting time.
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If new EVs are expected to get heavy discounting, that should put downward pressure on used EVs.
Everyone knows my preference for Hyundai. However, Hyundai's inability to find good quantities of battery sources, has crippled their path into the EV market. This has colored their EV past & appears to be affecting their future EV outlook. The Ioniq was rated the most efficient EV & I was waiting for it to come out with a 64(+?) kW-hr battery pack.... which has NOT occurred.
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Everyone knows my preference for Hyundai. However, Hyundai's inability to find good quantities of battery sources, has crippled their path into the EV market. This has colored their EV past & appears to be affecting their future EV outlook. The Ioniq was rated the most efficient EV & I was waiting for it to come out with a 64(+?) kW-hr battery pack.... which has NOT occurred.
Inability? If Hyundai "shows the money", they will suddenly be "able". It suggests EV isn't their top priority at the moment, probably because it isn't the most profitable thing for them to be doing.

What non-Chinese (always capitalized because the rules of English require nouns to be capitalized) has EVs accounting for a sizable portion of their sales except Tesla?

My point is that all EV manufacturers suffer the same problem; that batteries carry significant shortcomings compared to a gas tank.

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