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  3. Dropping a 'busa motor into it might have actually been easier.
  4. Strictly speaking it wasn't Jonny Smith's first appearance on Fully Charged. He's the guy who built the Flux Capacitor. This guy is my hero, even if it's just for the sideburns.
  5. Welcome back, Glenn. This came way too late but when I saw it of course I thought of you.
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  7. Given Jim Kenzie's distaste for electric cars, I'm surprised he has anything good to say about the car at all. In another column he wrote "Let’s plug 500,000 cars into [Toronto's electricity infrastructure] every night and see what happens. The city burns to the ground, is what happens." The man is a Luddite regarding electric cars.
  8. From the Toronto Auto Show. The desire to trade up is strong.
  9. A Leaf was the first EV I ever drove and my wife and I really liked it. We were driving Honda Civics that were 16 and 18 years old at the time so any new car seemed luxurious to us. But the clinchers for the Smart were its much lower lease price and its size meant that it would fit in the garage without having to sell a motorcycle. Not sure what will happen in 2018 when my lease is up. If there's a change in the provincial government before that, as it's rumoured there will be, the EV rebate may be affected. If that's the case it might be advantageous to lease a new car before the old one runs out.
  10. Thanks for the input on the Bolt, John. I'm hoping to take a closer look at one at the Toronto auto show next week. That might be the first time I've heard an EV described as noisy. Was it road noise, wind noise, rattle noise, electric motor whine? While the range of a Bolt is appealing the lease price I see is around $500/mo and for that money I can lease my Smart ED and buy a shitbox Hyundai for extra range. While I'd appreciate some extra range, what I'd really like is a faster charger.
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  12. Thank you for your service, Bill!
  13. A 22 kW charger? Yes please, but i imagine that it's for European markets only. Also an electric ForFour would be very interesting.
  14. What effect do you think this would have on the residual value of a leased ED? The buyout on my car is ~$10,000 but who would buy one out when for an extra $4,000 you'll get a 3 year newer car with 0 kilometres, a warranty, and better specs? I know in the U.S. Nissan was offering $5,000 and later $7,000 to lessees if they opted to keep their LEAFs at their lease's end.