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Andree
10-15-2013, 08:28 PM
Now you can get a 500e in any state, if you are the highest bidder and can pick up the cars in Costa Mesa at Orange Coast Fiat.

http://green.autoblog.com/2013/10/15/batch-of-celebrity-personalized-fiat-500e-evs-available-on-ebay/

"A total of ten 500e EVs are being auctioned off as part of a benefit auction for the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). At the opening gala this past weekend, the first 500e, personalized by Hugh Jackman (pictured), was sold for $50,000 in a "One Night Only" Benefit. The other nine vehicles include EVs that have been customized by Jennifer Lawrence, Clint Eastwood, Anne Hathaway, Ron Howard, Barbra Streisand, Hans Zimmer, Kate Hudson, Will.i.am and Ryan Friedlinghaus."

rnddude
10-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Hey, I love my car, but I will happily sell it to anyone out of state for $50k! Heck, i'll best their price and say $49,999....

Andree
10-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Hey, I love my car, but I will happily sell it to anyone out of state for $50k! Heck, i'll best their price and say $49,999....

Haha! There are 5 days left, and the highest one right now is at 20K, while the lowest is $12,200. They're all (I think) used cars (previously titled), however, those prices are really good. And the rebates won't apply, as the cars are not new. So the prices at auction may stay somewhat lower than California MSRP.

Meaning a person from out of state might be able to pick one up at near rebate cost.

Certainly worth looking into for the people who really, truly believe this car is right for them, even if they are out of state.

Andree
10-17-2013, 05:11 PM
Cross posted to e forum: http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showthread.php?12267-Nine-500e-at-eBay-auction-%28cross-post%29&p=633818#post633818

Andree
12-29-2013, 05:33 PM
While it's not a 500e, now Anne Hathaway is seen in the 2014 BMW i3 electric, not even available in the US yet:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/anne-hathaway-takes-spin-bmw-i3-electric-car-article-1.1560824

Random review of the car here:
http://green.autoblog.com/2013/11/26/bmw-i3-with-range-extender-is-a-different-experience/

The usual angled photos can be found at the link.

I'm not crazy about the vehicle. But spotted this idea for twin beverage holders, that we could probably fabricate to latch onto the rearmost backseat holder in our cars:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-first-drive-0/#photo-1279309/

The back half doors of the i3 look like a cheap add-on, don't follow the lines of the car at all. But they are probably supposed to give more glass area to the back seated people.
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-first-drive-0/#photo-1279283/

The front looks grumpy and mean.
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-first-drive-0/#photo-1279285/

The back looks a bit like Darth Vader's helmet.
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-first-drive-0/#photo-1279286/

And it looks like they used our carpet to cover their door panels:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-first-drive-0/#photo-1279307/

This is not an attractive vehicle:
http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-bmw-i3-first-drive-0/#photo-1279282/

I'm just not feeling it at all.

Andree
12-29-2013, 05:46 PM
On the bright side, after watching the video, I like the IDEA of the little 2-cylinder motorcycle engine that will extend the range of the vehicle.

They apparently don't have to be huge in order to make a charge.