Pips in traffic

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  1. usbseawolf2000

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    Yea, old law. It was for safety during refuelling. I don't think it applies for EVSE.

    I have 17 miles round trip. My EV ratio is getting lower because I stopped charging. It is cheaper to run on gas now. Damn the 50 MPG engine.

    We drove to Washington DC last weekend. I got 64 MPG (no chargging) on the way back. Going there, I only have a record of 172 miles in, at a rest stop (54 MPG).
     
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  2. Tideland Prius

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    Yeah, all 2012-2015s don't use the LED DRLs.
     
  3. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #5 on former PiP

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    I wonder how long it would take for the attendant to figure out that something was amiss if a Leaf pulled into a gas station in NJ (or Oregon)?
     
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    I have pulled into the only available spot which was on the plug side. He pushed the plug door to pop it open. It took 15 about secs for him to come to me to talk then he saw the gas side with the door partially opened and figured it out.
     
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    Used to drive to work in downtown Sac on I50, lots of plug in green stickers...
     
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    I don't commute so my sample isn't very large. I've only seen one other PiP in Roseville/Rocklin/Lincoln in 2 years. I see one or more non-PiP most every time I'm out and about. Of course sometimes I don't get a look at the right side of the car.
     
  8. markabele

    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    Still have yet to see another PiP in the wild other than my own, on a dealership lot, or otherwise.
     
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    I have only seen two PiPs here in the DFW metropolitan area. However, my coworker saw one not that long ago and sent me a pic. It turned out to be me! Go figure.
     

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    They were all Canadian-plated. I meant the PiP was a US-Spec car that was bought in the US and imported into Canada. We have a number of US-spec hybrids (esp. 3rd Gen Prius taxis when it was $22,000 in the US and $27,500 in Canada back in 2009-2011 and the exchange rate was 1:1)
     
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    nebraska. you're a missionary!:p

    are you saying that you can buy a car in the u.s. and license it in canada?
     
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    thanks! does it work in reverse as well?
     
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    Yes.

    However, I've been told that it's not as easy as it sounds, in either direction. You need to fulfill specific requirements, and there are lots of forms to fill out and some fees to pay. For certain cars, you may even need to get the car modified slightly, which is why there are specific models of cars that preferred for cross-border purchases.
     
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    you live in Nebraska, come to California..
     
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    I think it's easier to import a car in to Canada than to import one to the U.S. just based on quick readings over the RIV and DOT.

    @bisco , most cars are compatible in both countries in terms of regulations since Canada typically follows U.S. regulations. Of course Canada has the DRL requirement so you have to ensure it has DRLs in the first place (otherwise, you'll have to get it installed before sending it off to get tested) and if it has DRLs, you can't switch it off (so disable the DRL OFF position on the headlight stalk). I think French labels are also required.
     
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    I see a LOT of late model cars, with BC plates and no DRL's, the last few years.

    Seems like they're getting really slack, letting US riff raff waltz right in. :whistle:
     
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    I've seen older ones (but still new enough to require DRLs). I don't know if they're disabling it because it looks cool without it or to save money (pennies?) but when every car around them has DRLs or sometimes headlights on during the day, the car without DRLs is invisible (at least it takes me longer to find them when making a left turn).
     
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    Has an interesting experience yesterday. I got to work in the morning and parked in my usual spot next to a white Chevy Volt. When I went back to the car in the afternoon the volt had gone and parked in the space was a White (BP) PIP exactly like mine. I stopped for a second wondering which was which.
     
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    I am seeing more PiP in Fort Lee, NJ area. Mostly white ones like mine.
     
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