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  1. Tideland Prius

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    Canadians’ confidence in electric vehicles dropping, says report | Driving
     
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    are those surveys accurate enough to make a two point drop relevant?
     
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    No problem, ‘muricans will show you guys. Er, wait it’ll just have to be us regular Americans.:D

    On a more serious note, you guys have a legitimate colder environment and lower population density excuse to be behind, but BEVs are still coming to the land of the north.
     
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    THIS is how the USA actually thought:


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    Is there data on Canadians who voted with their wallets?

    I’ve grown skeptical of JD Powers.

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    Electric vehicle sales in Canada fell sharply in Q2 2020 | Electric Autonomy Canada


    From what I can remember, we have hot spots too, like America. Quebec and BC have the highest percentages of both EVs and hybrids sales and ownership. Within BC, it's Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island (incl. Greater Victoria) and the Gulf Islands. It makes sense since the climate is ideal for EV ownership - short distances, traffic, mild winters and mild summers and dense charging network within those metro areas and nearby attractions like the Sunshine Coast, Tofino, Whistler and the Okanagan Valley.
     
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    Outside CARB many US states are sliding on annual BEV sales though used PHEVs are in some cases more than making up the difference.

    Wisconsin’s Titled and plated 3500 BEV high water mark achieved years ago Has changed very little showing BEVs basically don’t sell here, perhaps people trade up to another and the old one is exported to a more fruitful sales zone?

    Very sad no one wants to show publicly the reality of how many BEVs actually have plates in each state instead of the increasingly meaningless how many used/new plug ins sold this year metric.
     
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    ford selling pickups like they're going out of style. not ev pickups
     
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    There seems to be a lack of stats on Tesla Sales in Canada?
     
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    That’s cool! Also, cool that they are not just limiting purchase to one manufacturer.

    “However, PGE’s Vice President of Operations Aman Johal also stated that the company is looking forward to working with other OEMs producing Class 8 trucks in the future as well.”
     
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    TESLA refuse o_O to allow their sales to be included in statistics released in Australia - so effectively sales are NIL. As reported.

    Dumb idea.

    But then - maybe I see one a month on the roads.
     
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    it seems the chart (more than anything else) shows the Tacoma Pickup wasn't as popular as the Camry - but the Dodge, Ford, & Chevy Pickups were more popular than the Camry. What the chart doesn't show is the drop in popularity of the sedan in general, based on sales.
    Also - GM trucks for last year - not listed in the above mix -would add another 275K-280K to the Chevy number. Bottom line - (not even counting Nissan Titan) over 2 million pickups. Any wonder why so many manufacturers are trying to be 1st to get their EV pickup to market?
    But cold plays a part in both ICE & EV propulsion. There are many an ICE car that won't even start when temps dip below -10ºf w/out the use of a block heater & healthy 12V starter battery. That's why we grill block too ... helps w/ efficiency.
    So it is with EV's as well. There are methods to deal with uber cold - both modes of transportation.
    With virus related jobs lost - it's surprising the car markets aren't worse than they are. Our 5 acres of employees just dropped from nearly 100 ... to only 2 remaining as of today ... myself & one other being the only survivors. For those so situated - it undoubtedly sucks to have house & / or car payments. Merry Christmas.
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