Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


5061 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1030

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 191715 13-Feb-2016 19:20
Send private message quote this post

I've been thinking about buying a Nissan Leaf for my around town driving (95% of it). 

 

This morning, I checked the Nissan web site ...and found it appeared to be down completely. 

 

When it came back toward mid-day, the Nissan Leaf was nowhere to be found. 

 

It's gone. 

 

Googling "Nissan LEAF NZ" gets me the nissan.co.nz weblink for the LEAF.....but it now 404's.

 

OK.....I can get an imported LEAF from an importer.....but I was looking for the brand new real, local deal. :-( 

 

 

 

 

 

 





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 140
1712 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 612

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1491742 13-Feb-2016 19:27
Send private message quote this post

Bugger.

 

Friend who has one and is active in the owners groups mentioned that Nissan had sold out several months ago and third party importers were the only sources now.

 

Nissan had dropped the price of the Leafs by $20k from when they originally went on sale from $60k (see the AA web-article on electric cars) to $40k so he was wondering whether they just dropped the price to clear them.

 

Was/am thinking of getting one as a second car for round town but would prefer to buy from dealer for warrantee etc.

 

I wonder what will happen now....

 

If the website gone 404, I worry it suggests they have abandoned them rather than waiting for the new version..

 

 

 

A.

 

 




5061 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1030

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1491747 13-Feb-2016 19:37
Send private message quote this post

afe66:

 

 

 

If the website gone 404, I worry it suggests they have abandoned them rather than waiting for the new version..

 

 

I share your concern. :-)  

 

I'll probably get an import. Just for the experience. In a couple of years there should be reasonable EVs with better range. 

 

 





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


254 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 23


  Reply # 1491753 13-Feb-2016 19:41
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Just get the import. A colleague of mine just got one and is pretty happy with it. The imports are newer models than what they sold in NZ anyway.

 

He started a blog: https://nissanleafev.wordpress.com/




5061 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1030

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1491763 13-Feb-2016 19:59
Send private message quote this post

Oncop53:

 

Just get the import. A colleague of mine just got one and is pretty happy with it. The imports are newer models than what they sold in NZ anyway.

 

He started a blog: https://nissanleafev.wordpress.com/

 

 

Looks like that's the plan. :-)  

 

 





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


2627 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 503


  Reply # 1491797 13-Feb-2016 21:52
Send private message quote this post

afe66:

Bugger.


Friend who has one and is active in the owners groups mentioned that Nissan had sold out several months ago and third party importers were the only sources now.


Nissan had dropped the price of the Leafs by $20k from when they originally went on sale from $60k (see the AA web-article on electric cars) to $40k so he was wondering whether they just dropped the price to clear them.


Was/am thinking of getting one as a second car for round town but would prefer to buy from dealer for warrantee etc.


I wonder what will happen now....


If the website gone 404, I worry it suggests they have abandoned them rather than waiting for the new version..


 


A.


 


I understood the price drop was because Nissan nz bought a cancelled rhd batch that some other country cancelled. That's why they reckoned they could afford to drop the price so much. That is also why they were an older model with less battery/distance than you would see on some imports.
Sad that ev's cant get onto the markets here.




Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

2075 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 228

Subscriber

  Reply # 1491986 14-Feb-2016 11:56
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

robjg63: Sad that ev's cant get onto the markets here.

 

The price needs to come down before they become big sellers in any country that doesn't throw massive subsidies at them.  At the current price they just don't make economic sense for most people.

 

NZ has a small subsidy due to not charging RUCs on electric vehicles but this nothing compared to the many thousands some other countries provide.




5061 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1030

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1492413 15-Feb-2016 09:04
Send private message quote this post

graemeh:

 

robjg63: Sad that ev's cant get onto the markets here.

 

The price needs to come down before they become big sellers in any country that doesn't throw massive subsidies at them.  At the current price they just don't make economic sense for most people.

 

NZ has a small subsidy due to not charging RUCs on electric vehicles but this nothing compared to the many thousands some other countries provide.

 

 

 

 

Though it is worth noting the exemptions from RUCs applies to the life of the vehicle and the owner benefits, while the subsidy is a one-off to the car maker who then discounts the price to the owner (or it may be applied at time of sale?). Over time, the RUC exemption could be worth more than the subsidy for anyone who drives a fair bit.

The RUC exemption would be about $500 / year for anyone driving - say - 15,000km / year.

Yes, this also applies to petrol cars (as far as I know), but not to diesel cars.  





____________________________________________________
I'm on a high fibre diet. 

 

High fibre diet


21131 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4217

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1492438 15-Feb-2016 09:56
Send private message quote this post

Linuxluver:

 

Though it is worth noting the exemptions from RUCs applies to the life of the vehicle and the owner benefits,

 

Has the govt actually committed to that? I thought it was just zero rated at the moment because there were so few it wasnt worth figuring out how to charge it.





Richard rich.ms

Mad Scientist
18454 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2340

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1492440 15-Feb-2016 09:58
Send private message quote this post

Just buy a Tesla? Or do they not sell them here?


6642 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 552

Trusted

  Reply # 1492453 15-Feb-2016 10:11
Send private message quote this post

How do they charge (lol pun) you for charging up an EV at those charging points in towns?

 

 

 

Do you establish an account or pay by eftpos etc?

 

 

 

Do they offer a quick top up charge mode to get you going, or do you have to keep your car there for many many hours?


3541 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2049

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1492488 15-Feb-2016 10:44
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Oh COME ON GUYS!?....

 

Why not phone Nissan and ask?

 

N.

 

 


17118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4854

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1492496 15-Feb-2016 10:48
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Talkiet:

 

Oh COME ON GUYS!?....

 

Why not phone Nissan and ask?

 

N.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It never ceases to amaze me some of the questions and discussions that exist here, that wouldn't need to exist with 1 phone call :) 

 

 


1712 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 612

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1492556 15-Feb-2016 12:26
Send private message quote this post

mmm probably lost faith with using the phone to contact contact companies.

 

Lots of posts here about how someone had a problem and they rang someone and got a quick answer. ;-)

 

Decided to use this twitter thing I've read about.

 

A.

 

 


2075 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 228

Subscriber

  Reply # 1492560 15-Feb-2016 12:35
Send private message quote this post

Linuxluver:

 

graemeh:

 

robjg63: Sad that ev's cant get onto the markets here.

 

The price needs to come down before they become big sellers in any country that doesn't throw massive subsidies at them.  At the current price they just don't make economic sense for most people.

 

NZ has a small subsidy due to not charging RUCs on electric vehicles but this nothing compared to the many thousands some other countries provide.

 

 

 

 

Though it is worth noting the exemptions from RUCs applies to the life of the vehicle and the owner benefits, while the subsidy is a one-off to the car maker who then discounts the price to the owner (or it may be applied at time of sale?). Over time, the RUC exemption could be worth more than the subsidy for anyone who drives a fair bit.

The RUC exemption would be about $500 / year for anyone driving - say - 15,000km / year.

Yes, this also applies to petrol cars (as far as I know), but not to diesel cars.  

 

 

I didn't realise the RUC exemption was for the life of the vehicle.

 

Petrol cars pay the equivalent of RUC charges as an extra tax on fuel, that one of the reasons petrol is so much more expensive than diesel.


17118 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4854

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1492561 15-Feb-2016 12:36
Send private message quote this post

afe66:

 

mmm probably lost faith with using the phone to contact contact companies.

 

Lots of posts here about how someone had a problem and they rang someone and got a quick answer. ;-)

 

Decided to use this twitter thing I've read about.

 

A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I called today and Nissan themselves didn't want to answer questions, but a big dealer said he had heard rumors they were pulling them out of NZ due to ongoing supply issues. To make it feasible, they need a certain volume, and they can SELL enough, but can't supply them for the foreseeable future. 

 

He said that on the promise of anonymity.

 

 


 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | ... | 140
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.