GMoney

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  1. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Ron & Dot 3) Larry & Gail 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) Can't help but notice that 2019 is a long way off.
  2. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1114719_special-edition-2018-smart-fortwo-electric-minicar-marks-10-years-of-two-seater-in-us
  3. Sign up: 1. Liz & Glenn. 2. Bill 3. Ron & Dot 4. Larry & Gail 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
  4. Sign in : 1 - Ron & Dot 2 - Liz & Glenn 3 - Larry & Gail 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 -
  5. Sign in: 1 - Ron & Dot 2 - Larry & Gail 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 -
  6. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Larry & Gail 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  7. I heard this story on the news last night and tried to find more information. Now that I have it I'm not sure I have any inkling which option is best. That 39.8¢ variable rate scares the crap out of me, but doesn't it say that price is only in effect for up to four hours on each of the six highest-demand days? I'm also assuming that the delivery costs (by my estimation about 6¢/kWh) is added to these prices. I guess the answer is to sign up, then come December compare the three different rates.
  8. I have a 2016 with 21,707 km. No problems at all. I have 12 months left on the lease and would look forward to the faster charger in the new model, otherwise I would consider buying it at the end of the lease.
  9. 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."
  10. What time, Ron?
  11. Soooo......Bernie's? At 6 pm?
  12. I believe Mark Twain said "It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse-races." The electric is what I want, my fresh air needs are met by my Miata and my motorcycle.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. Larry & Gail 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  17. Sign in 1. Ron & Dot 2. ToFu 3. Larry & Gail 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  18. Sign-up 1) Ron & Dot 2) Bill 3) Liz & Glenn 4) Wild! 5) Larry & Gail 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  19. Dropping a 'busa motor into it might have actually been easier.
  20. 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.
  21. Welcome back, Glenn. This came way too late but when I saw it of course I thought of you.
  22. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Ron & Dot 3) Larry & Gail 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  23. 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.
  24. From the Toronto Auto Show. The desire to trade up is strong.