Was the dudes name Joji by chance? I dealt with him when I was there a few months ago and placed my order. He was awesome, he was my direct contact up until talking to NZ regarding delivery.
I never asked his name sorry. Was at Ala Moana store.
I was quite surprised by the attention. The traditional car dealership model wouldn't be interested in people on holiday... Obviously Tesla's strategy
JAG has said RUC for EVs will be lower.
Any chance you can quote a source? Very interested.
As others have said, 7.3c/km RUC's makes the likes of a prius cheaper (or similar) to run than an EV . Obviously this would put people off...
Lets say 7km / kWh.
Do you actually get that efficiency? (measuring power from the wall, not the battery)
EPA rated (combined cycle) consumption for a 30 kWh leaf is 18.7 kWh /100km, which works out to 5.35kM / kWh. Well done if you do.
On the other side of the coin, My 24/7 per kWh cost for electricity is 15.74c. I Imagine going on a day / night rate would give much cheaper off peak power.