I picked up a grey color EV this week. I noticed no forums posted in this forum and I assume its because of a very limited number of clarity EV in the market now. I hope to see more users in this section to share and learn about this car.
Yes, I live N.California near sacramento. I see the miles displays 100-108 on full charge. Its good enough for me, only using for city driving. I chose this primarily for the low lease rate ~$200. I was told I have no option to buy back this car, need to return back to honda.
The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association had a raffle/drawing for $5K towards a new LEAF at the the Portland Auto Show. When we helped the winner look at leases, they used the $5K + the $2,500 Oregon rebate as a "down payment" on an SV trim LEAF. Payment was still $280/mo on a 36 month lease.Well, for short commutes and a $200\month lease, I guess I could drive a Clarity EV. Doubt you could find a lease on a Bolt or Leaf near that rate.
That sure makes up for not having self-service gas stations! I found that to be the strangest thing when my wife and I vacationed on the Oregon coast a few years ago.The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association had a raffle/drawing for $5K towards a new LEAF at the the Portland Auto Show. When we helped the winner look at leases, they used the $5K + the $2,500 Oregon rebate as a "down payment" on an SV trim LEAF. Payment was still $280/mo on a 36 month lease.
Makes my deal on the Clarity Electric look like a steal. $499 down ($1,499 less $1K loyalty cash from the Fit EV program), 35 payments of $199, less $2,500 OR rebate. Comes out to $4,964 for 3 years or ~$138/mo. :smile_big:
Do I wish it had more range? Of course. But can't currently touch any other EV for anywhere near that amount and we have a 43 mpg "gas guzzler" for longer trips (and our motorcycles for vacation trips :grin
From what I have heard the best strategy is to get on waitlists at multiple dealers. And don't just wait for them to call you, check in with them regularly to find out if they have any coming in. And if they call and say they just got one in, immediately get into your car after hanging up and drive over there to get it, more than one person has reported that when they got to the dealer the car was already gone.Newbie here. Can I ask how long it took each of you to get your vehicle. Live in San Diego and not a single dealer has one in stock and all have long waitlists....