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  # 2361009 26-Nov-2019 16:25
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JimmyC:

 

Toyota RAV 4 Prime PHEV. 

 

https://www.driven.co.nz/reviews/previews/toyota-unveils-the-suprisingly-quick-2021-rav4-prime-phev/

 

 

 

300hp

 

60k's battery only range

 

2.6l/100k

 

SUV practicality (dog owner)

 

 

 

I'm liking this combo! 

 

 

I like the look of this too. I’m picking it will only come to NZ in the top trim level and will be about $60K. Ford are due to release their Escape PHEV here at a similar time (late next year). I guess the Outlander will finally have some competition.





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  # 2361010 26-Nov-2019 16:33
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Dingbatt:

 

I like the look of this too. I’m picking it will only come to NZ in the top trim level and will be about $60K. Ford are due to release their Escape PHEV here at a similar time (late next year). I guess the Outlander will finally have some competition.

 

 

If in 2021 you can get an 8K "feebate" off it , that would knock it back to 52K, which should sell well ( assuming they can source volume)


 
 
 
 


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  # 2361013 26-Nov-2019 16:44
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wellygary:

 

Dingbatt:

 

I like the look of this too. I’m picking it will only come to NZ in the top trim level and will be about $60K. Ford are due to release their Escape PHEV here at a similar time (late next year). I guess the Outlander will finally have some competition.

 

 

If in 2021 you can get an 8K "feebate" off it , that would knock it back to 52K, which should sell well ( assuming they can source volume)

 

 

The proposed (maximum) $8K rebate is only for pure electrics isn’t it? All I was doing was taking the current price for the Limited model and adding $10K for batteries, panoramic sunroof and a HUD.





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  # 2361018 26-Nov-2019 17:06
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Dingbatt:

 

The proposed (maximum) $8K rebate is only for pure electrics isn’t it? All I was doing was taking the current price for the Limited model and adding $10K for batteries, panoramic sunroof and a HUD.

 

 

Yeah, sorry my mistake,  its only $6,800 for the outlander pHEV , ( so assume the same for the RAV ), still not to be sniffed at....  


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  # 2362878 29-Nov-2019 13:23
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Stuff: NZ's first inter-city EV truck is on the road

 

"With the difference in electricity/diesel cost, less than half the maintenance and no Road User Charges (itself a $34,378 cost for the diesel truck), the capital cost of the EV truck will be recovered in 0.4 years.
Even without the Contestable Fund grant, Alsco says the extra cost of the EV truck would be recovered in 1.61 years. Looking ahead to a time when the RUC might be reinstituted for EVs, operational savings would take 7.7 years to even out - much longer but still viable in terms of the life of a heavy vehicle."

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/EVs/117770655/nzs-first-intercity-ev-truck-is-on-the-road


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  # 2362898 29-Nov-2019 13:49
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PolicyGuy:

 

Stuff: NZ's first inter-city EV truck is on the road

 

"With the difference in electricity/diesel cost, less than half the maintenance and no Road User Charges (itself a $34,378 cost for the diesel truck), the capital cost of the EV truck will be recovered in 0.4 years.
Even without the Contestable Fund grant, Alsco says the extra cost of the EV truck would be recovered in 1.61 years. Looking ahead to a time when the RUC might be reinstituted for EVs, operational savings would take 7.7 years to even out - much longer but still viable in terms of the life of a heavy vehicle."

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/EVs/117770655/nzs-first-intercity-ev-truck-is-on-the-road

 

 

The current law states the Heavy EVs are RUC exempt until the end of 2025, so I think they will get over the payback period OK,

 

The bigger question is, why (If the economics are so good) did it require funding from the EECA fund to make it work....

 

Or is it simply the case of a multinational clipping the corporate welfare ticket... 


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  # 2362911 29-Nov-2019 13:56
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wellygary:

 

The bigger question is, why (If the economics are so good) did it require funding from the EECA fund to make it work....

 

Or is it simply the case of a multinational clipping the corporate welfare ticket... 

 

 

 

 

...Because the contestible fund is there precisely for that reason? Are we really going to complain if a company takes advantage of it for it's intended purpose?





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  # 2362917 29-Nov-2019 14:01
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My self driving car kept crashing... until I installed a new driver hahahaha

 

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  # 2362938 29-Nov-2019 14:38
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Another day in traffic this morning catching more than a few whiffs of diesel smoke when I had my window down. I do hope to see more and more heavy vehicles switching to electric too.

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  # 2362962 29-Nov-2019 15:08
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SaltyNZ:

 

...Because the contestible fund is there precisely for that reason? Are we really going to complain if a company takes advantage of it for it's intended purpose?

 

 

"The fund offers up to $7 million a year to co-fund projects with private and public sector partners in areas where commercial returns aren’t yet strong enough to justify full private investment."

 

https://www.eeca.govt.nz/funding-and-support/low-emission-vehicles-contestable-fund/information-about-the-fund/

 

"Even without the Contestable Fund grant Alsco says the extra cost of the EV truck would be recovered in 1.61 years"

 

If a 1.6 year pay back time isn't a commercial return, then I don't know what is....

 

 


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  # 2363685 30-Nov-2019 19:25
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In California, the Model 3 has outsold the Honda Accord for 2019 and isn't far from beating out the Toyota Camry. The Model 3 is around $15k more than the Accord in the US although there is around $10k of tax incentives to be had.

 

https://insideevs.com/news/385236/tesla-model-3-california-sales-2019/


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  # 2363773 1-Dec-2019 07:00
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PolicyGuy:

 

Stuff: NZ's first inter-city EV truck is on the road

 

 

Has a range of only 200km. Seems to me that with a large truck it should be easy to put a large battery at the front of the trailer for 1,000km range. If you put that battery on a palette, it would be easy to swap out a depleted one for a fully charged one.

 

 


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  # 2363866 1-Dec-2019 10:43
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Joe Scott is usually a very good presenter, but this video is well below his usual production value.

So I'd recommend skipping to 5:30, to get past his rambling.

He does make some good observations about the Tesla truck.


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  # 2363870 1-Dec-2019 10:50
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A very long video. 90 minutes

EVTV on Tesla Cybertruck Unveil Wardrobe Malfunction

Jack Rickard

This episode we describe the Epic Fail of the Tesla Cybertruck unveiling but discuss the brilliant success of the Tesla design of this instantly iconic truck design. Tesla hit all the key points of what and why men in the U.S. buy and drive pickup trucks and combine it with a manufacturing revolution that promises to change the auto world forever.

Also in this episode, footage of PowerSafe100 installation in Costa Rica.


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  # 2364001 1-Dec-2019 13:30
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kingdragonfly: Joe Scott is usually a very good presenter, but this video is well below his usual production value.

 

IMO that's unfair, the video is on his TMI ("too much information"), secondary channel.  His warnings in the channel trailer include "unedited" and "very low production value".


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