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Would you buy an Electric Vehicle without any Government Incentives?

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Poll: Would you buy an Electric Vehicle without any Government Incentives?

  • Total votes: 259. You have voted on this poll.
Yes, it could still be worthwhile
 
22
8%
No, definitely not
 
126
49%
Maybe (with some generous dealer rebates)
 
67
26%
I may consider a used EV
 
11
4%
I'm a Baller, I don't need any stinking incentives
 
5
2%
Already bought an EV with incentives
 
24
9%
Already bought an EV without incentives
 
4
2%
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Feb 6, 2017
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Would you buy an Electric Vehicle without any Government Incentives?

We all know that the EVIP is in danger in Ontario. Just wondering how this may affect your buying decision of EVs in the very near future. You can select up to 2 options.

*This poll is not limited to Ontarians btw.
Last edited by HN12345 on Jun 20th, 2018 11:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Jr. Member
Apr 19, 2017
197 posts
72 upvotes
Not at the current prices, especially since I average only 10k a year. If I would drive over 30k, I would consider it, but only if in the end I would end up ahead after 10 years of ownership (and continue using it until it breaks and not drivable anymore)
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Aug 22, 2011
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Ottawa
$60k for a Model 3 or a 3 row SUV, with more than double the space.
Yeah, I'm buying another 3 row SUV.
Deal Addict
Oct 8, 2012
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TBD
Time for companies to make a competitively priced EV and not rely on gov't tax incentives to sell their product.
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Apr 6, 2008
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kevdanga wrote: Time for companies to make a competitively priced EV and not rely on gov't tax incentives to sell their product.
They would have to sell way more before that will happen. They are expensive because they are a niche product still.
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Oct 8, 2012
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fusion2k2k wrote: They would have to sell way more before that will happen. They are expensive because they are a niche product still.
Make a compelling product and it will not be a niche product.
Sr. Member
Apr 4, 2017
922 posts
223 upvotes
Toronto
That's 10-14k more money you need to spend to get battery that you have to wait 4-10hrs to charge.
14k rebate iaot money and I can't consider spending 50k for leaf that only does 240km and model 3 with no rebate is now like 85k all out...

From the look of it, people should be saving more money in case of emergency instead spending all on ev cars..
Jr. Member
Apr 6, 2017
108 posts
227 upvotes
you're asking this question on a phone book penny saving forum - of course not
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Feb 11, 2007
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Oakville
ysl5710 wrote: That's 10-14k more money you need to spend to get battery that you have to wait 4-10hrs to charge.
14k rebate iaot money and I can't consider spending 50k for leaf that only does 240km and model 3 with no rebate is now like 85k all out...

From the look of it, people should be saving more money in case of emergency instead spending all on ev cars..
Yea, people should be driving small fuel efficient cars instead of commuting by themselves in huge SUVs and pickups.
Member
Jan 15, 2017
219 posts
51 upvotes
Vancouver
Incentive in BC is only $5000, so yeah.
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Sep 8, 2007
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Way Out of GTA
updoot wrote: you're asking this question on a phone book penny saving forum - of course not
Yet, here you are. And yet $14k is a lot of pennies, taxpayer pennies.
Member
May 17, 2018
201 posts
81 upvotes
I think this poll needs an option for people who wouldn't buy an EV even with the present incentives.
“Of this one thing make sure against your dying day – that your faults die before you do.” - Seneca
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Sep 9, 2012
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HN12345 wrote: We all know that the EVIP is in danger in Ontario. Just wondering how this may affect your buying decision of EVs in the very near future. You can select up to 2 options.

*This poll is not limited to Ontarians btw.
It’s not a confirmation, but the Toronto Star is reporting this morning that Bubba Ford has started making plans to cancel the program:

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark ... bates.html
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Aug 7, 2017
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vkizzle wrote: $60k for a Model 3 or a 3 row SUV, with more than double the space.
Yeah, I'm buying another 3 row SUV.
Need to factor in no need for gas and no regular servicing on the Model 3 - that’s thousands on dollars a year, especially if you drive a lot. Not saying it changes the result for you but definitely a consideration.
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Aug 22, 2011
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bya1998 wrote: Need to factor in no need for gas and no regular servicing on the Model 3 - that’s thousands on dollars a year, especially if you drive a lot. Not saying it changes the result for you but definitely a consideration.

Wife and I average 13K km - 15K km a year on each of our SUVs.
There's no "regular" servicing other than an oil change.
We did put an initial deposit on the Model 3, but couldn't wait and sold the wife's 2015 RX350 and bought a 2018 RX350.

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