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August 14, 2017
Has anyone been able to take advantage of this rebate? In 2018 it will be renewed with more $6000 incentives for new EVs as well as continuing the $3000 incentive for used EV. I'm waiting for the 2018 Leaf and will take advantage of the $6000 incentive in 2018 when I scrap my 2004 Mazda 6 or if it breaks down before then getting a used EV.
August 7, 2017
This Friday I'll be dropping off my old Elantra to claim the used car incentive. It'll be $3250 after the dealership kicks in $250, which is more than the car is worth at this point (that doesn't mean I won't miss it).
I'm a bit jealous of the 2018, but I'll have a few years enioying my new (to me) 2014 until the new model enters the used market!
August 14, 2017
Thanks for the reply Rob. Congrats on your 2014 Leaf. I might go this route as well depending on how long my current car will last. It is also not worth $3000, but I would like to get double that in 2018. I owned it since new. It has served me well over all these years and could probably run a few more years if given an overhaul. But its time to go electric. Used Leaf S seem to be about $15,000 with incentive but I hope to get 2018 Leaf S for $31,000 with all incentives, taxes and fees applied. Hopefully max range will be 250km - 300km. Used EVs are a good choice as well given I only drive around Victoria 98% of the time. I noticed a few 2014 in inventory but expect as more leases expire more inventory to be available. Kia Soul EV and eGolf are both considerations too.
August 7, 2017
There were quite a few rumours about the 2018 Leaf over the last month, so I had to avoid them while looking at 2014/2013s. Sounds like it should have some nice upgrades, but I needed to keep my feet planted for an older one for now!
I did look at the Leaf when it came to BC a few years ago, but the used ones coming off lease are a great deal now. There's only two things I wish I had on the S model; cruise control and leather seats. And I'd pick the QC port over both of this, which I did.
As far as charging goes, I've had no issues and the trickle charger has worked great for daily use. When I take my next trip to the interior, I'll see how the fast charging works out.
I actually didnt look at any EVs besides the Leaf, but I have seen a few of the Souls kicking around on the road.
Last Friday I did drop off the Elantra at Schnitzer Steel, which was pretty quick and painless (other than knowing the flattened future state of my car). After finishing the paperwork online, I just need to wait for thr cheque in the mail.
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