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  1. Sorry, but I hope that doesn't happen. I don't care for the ED convertible. In fact I turned down a lease offer on one that was at a more attractive price than the coupe I chose. I just want a cheap little crap-box and it's looking like it might not be a Smart.
  2. I'd still lease another ED in a second, if my lease was ending and the new model was available, but Nikki doesn't paint a rosy picture. If MB replaces the Smart ED with their own EVs, I have a hard time believing that they'd retain their claim to "most affordable EV."
  3. The other day I briefly saw 145 kms at full charge. After the car had moved about 100 ft the range had dropped to 120 kms. It has become a game. I know it's bull$hitting me, I want to see how big a lie I can get it to tell.
  4. The new EDs will be eligible for an extra $4,500 rebate in Ontario. I'm not great at math but that's $125 per month over 36 months. My lease says the residual value is 35% of the MSRP, which would mean that my lease should be paying back 65% of the retail price. 65% of $4,500 would be $2,925 or $81.25 per month. If the MSRP stayed the same, shouldn't that mean that a 36 month lease should be at least $81.25 less per month? The world of leasing is very confusing to me, but shouldn't it be fairly easy to get a lower lease rate now that Ontario is kicking in an extra $4,500?
  5. Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. Larry & Gail 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  6. Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. ToFu 3. Larry & Gail 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  7. Sign-up 1) Ron & Dot 2) Bill 3) Liz & Glenn 4) Wild! 5) Larry & Gail 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  8. Dropping a 'busa motor into it might have actually been easier.
  9. 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.
  10. Welcome back, Glenn. This came way too late but when I saw it of course I thought of you.
  11. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Ron & Dot 3) Larry & Gail 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  12. 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.
  13. From the Toronto Auto Show. The desire to trade up is strong.
  14. 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.