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 Post subject: Re: Expiring Lease; Now What?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:33 pm 
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Anyone considering the Jaguar I-Pace?

I am still waiting on my Tesla Model 3 reservation but if it gets delayed again then it will likely get close to the release time of a few new EVs that look interesting. Since I have to return my B-ED next month I was under pressure to get another car and I was considering renting for a couple months but given the potential for further long delay of Tesla Model 3 it made less sense. I finally ended up getting a low mileage '15 Spark EV under $10K which has similar range as B-ED as my interim car. It's actually a very zippy car with more torque than most cars and it has CCS so I finally got to enjoy fast DC charging. It's much nicer and more fun to drive than the LEAF to me. It's definitely no comparison to B-ED in terms of size or luxury but it allows me to wait for my next "real" EV without feeling timing pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Expiring Lease; Now What?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:20 pm 
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The Jaguar looks interesting - but would expect significant issues with a company that does not have good experience with EVS.

Earlier this month I drove a rental GLC350 Hybrid throughout Netherlands and Germany - 2000 miles over 8 days. It is a decent car, very quiet, well appointed and nice acceleration - but only drives about 12 miles on electricity alone.

All things considered, I pulled the trigger and ordered a Tesla Model X, to be delivered in June, shortly before the 2015 B-Class expires. From now until delivery, if a better opportunity comes along, may still get something else, or perhaps buy out the B-Class.


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 Post subject: Re: Expiring Lease; Now What?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:57 am 
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Evnewbie,

Great to see that choices other than Tesla are starting to appear. I spent the last few minutes watching the iPace web video. I always liked the Jaguar brand but isn't it ironic that back in the day, they had crappy electrical systems. I liked the AWD and the high end features that are in our B250e. Am hoping that Mercedes will deliver comparable models in the next year before my lease terms out in November 2019.

GlennD is correct in that with the loss of their monopoly in long legged electrics, Tesla sales will have some competition. I would rather have choices than no choices. So all good and coming into place.

Hm, maybe I ought to go to the Auto show this week in NYC.

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 Post subject: Re: Expiring Lease; Now What?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:25 am 
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I live in the area, I see the cars being built and being driven. If they ever get the M3 orders filled, they will have millions coming into their bank. 137m coming in a week is a good start (55K x 2500 unit per week. )

Their stocks are like a yoyo. It goes up and down. Is it always rational? Absolutely not. There are people with agendas behind them, just beware of where the news come from. The whole bankruptcy talk started with some guy saying they will run out of cash in 3 months, there is nothing to support it. Given how often they are being shorted, it's not surprising to hear it.

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cossie1600 wrote:
The company is not going under anytime soon, stop thinking like a traditional company. That's how it works in tech. You are going to sound like that old man from GM.

They have billions in waiting if they would just finish building their cars on time, you don't have to worry about anything. These cars are not chupacabra, they are alive and well and they are so involved in people's lives that no one is going to take it away.


From what I see they are out of money and the market is balking. You are obviously a true believer. Me, I am going to wait a few months.


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 Post subject: Re: Expiring Lease; Now What?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:25 pm 
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evnewbie wrote:
Anyone considering the Jaguar I-Pace?

I am still waiting on my Tesla Model 3 reservation but if it gets delayed again then it will likely get close to the release time of a few new EVs that look interesting. Since I have to return my B-ED next month I was under pressure to get another car and I was considering renting for a couple months but given the potential for further long delay of Tesla Model 3 it made less sense. I finally ended up getting a low mileage '15 Spark EV under $10K which has similar range as B-ED as my interim car. It's actually a very zippy car with more torque than most cars and it has CCS so I finally got to enjoy fast DC charging. It's much nicer and more fun to drive than the LEAF to me. It's definitely no comparison to B-ED in terms of size or luxury but it allows me to wait for my next "real" EV without feeling timing pressure.


I received an order email. By the time color was chosen the car was 57K. They are only building fully optioned cars now. I really think a 35K car is a myth and it will never happen. I for one do not need the larger 310Mile 9K option. The ordinary battery pack would be good enough for me. It is all academic since I do not fit into the car so I will pass.

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