GM Volt Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
251 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Time has some interesting info on EV's
Times - The History of the EVs:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/0,28757,1669723,00.html

This is info on the RAV-4 EV
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1669723_1669725_1669743,00.html


This info is from DaveP from the discussion http://gm-volt.com/2008/07/15/bob-lutz-no-chevy-beat-but-maybe-500000-chevy-volts/

DaveP
#19 RB
To answer your question of what to do if GM looks like it’s going to walk away from the \Volt… Buy as many as you can.

I cite the RAV4-EV (from wikipedia):
“The MSRP was $42,000; but in California, ZIP-grant rebates of $9,000, decreasing in 2003 to $5,000, and a $4,000 credit from the Internal Revenue Service brought the price down to a more palatable $29,000 ($33,000 for some 2003 deliveries), including the home charger.”

And from Autobloggreen:
http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/05/28/toyota-rav4-ev-ebay-auction-resolved-still-a-record/
“We’ve been following the saga of a 2001 Toyota RAV4 EV that came up for auction on eBay and sold for a record-setting (as far as we know) bid of $89,200″

OK, that’s misleading, that bid was retracted. Psyche! However, it still sold to the second highest bidder for $69,850.

So, for a RAV-4 EV bought (probably by a California Greenie trying to push the technology so we could all benefit, I might add for $29k in 2001 and sold for $70k in 2008, that makes, er, about 15.6% per year on your investment!

I repeat, buy as many as you can.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,085 Posts
Thanks for the link to Time Magazine's article on the history of production EV's. If they are going to include Wright, I wonder why Zap wasn't included, as they do ship vehicles, or Fisker, Aptera, Smart, Venturi, Electrum, who also have vehicles pending, like GM.

Anyways, great article.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top