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Andree
06-05-2013, 01:14 AM
Strong demand for electric vehicles leaves supplies short
A lease-price war is causing a run on battery-powered cars, and some models have even sold out in Southern California.

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-autos-electric-cars-sold-out-20130605,0,1186526,full.story

"Fiat's 500e is expected to arrive at Southern California dealers any day now, said Chrysler Group spokesman Scott Brown.

"I've heard dealers saying they've never seen interest like this on any car," Brown said. "Some have stopped taking orders because they're not sure they can fill them."

See also gallery with comments on 500e, Honda Fit, Nissan Leaf:
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-hy-honda-fit-fiat-500e-nissan-leaf-compared-pictures-20130529,0,2769070.photogallery?index=la-hy-honda-fit-fiat-500e-nissan-leaf-compared-010

The arrows didn't work for me to get to next/previous, so I used the grid icon below the photos to navigate.

William M Jacocks Jr
06-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Apparently, somebody on my mail route is getting a Tesla Motors roadster. They had a van "Tesla Motors Maintenance" in their driveway and it has Cali plates on it. Long we from Cali are we. I wanted to get my wife one of those but the most practical one is 100k. Ouch!

Tweak
06-06-2013, 12:06 AM
Apparently, somebody on my mail route is getting a Tesla Motors roadster. They had a van "Tesla Motors Maintenance" in their driveway and it has Cali plates on it. Long we from Cali are we. I wanted to get my wife one of those but the most practical one is 100k. Ouch!

Someone is going to have a lot of fun! I got to ride in one last month and what an unusual experience to feel so much power without any noise.