Ten Electric Cars Coming in 2012

By · December 26, 2011

The year 2011 was a landmark year for EVs. We witnessed regional launches of the Nissan LEAF and the Chevy Volt. These two plug-in cars were the start of a new era for electrified personal transportation. The current American car auto fleet, however, is enormous—and two models alone cannot create change on a large scale.

During 2012, these two plug-in cars will have—depending how you look at it—either competition in the marketplace or help in the movement to electrify transportation.

This coopetition includes the Ford Focus Electric, the much-anticipated Tesla Model S, and others. Pike Research predicts that more than 250,000 plug-in vehicles will be sold globally in 2012. Regardless of whether or not this prediction comes true, 2012 will bring more choices in vehicle style, brand, size, performance, and price, for cars with cords.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Here is my top 10 countdown of plug-in cars to look forward to in 2012:

10. LEAF and Volt (Expanded Markets): First on my list is expanding availability of the two cars that kick-started the new era of plug-in vehicles. General Motors rolled out the Volt in four stages during 2011, making it available nationwide at the end of the year. Canada and the UK can expect to see Volts in 2012. The LEAF began shipping to the UK, Japan, and some US states in 2011. Nissan says the LEAF will be available in all 50 US states by March of 2012.

9. Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: Daimler reports that it will launch its third-generation Smart ForTwo Electric Drive to 30 markets around the world in September of 2012. This is a three-month delay for the two-seater initially planned for June 2012. Daimler claims the delay is due to quality control issues at the battery supplier Li-Tec.

8. Honda Fit EV: The Fit EV is scheduled for release in Oregon and parts of California next summer. Only a few hundred cars are expected to reach US shores during 2012, with 1,100 scheduled for production during the next three years.

7. Mitsubishi i: The updated Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been shipping in Japan and the UK for several months. The town of Normal Illinois received hundreds of i's in 2011 as part of a test program and publicity campaign. The first regularly ordered i was delivered to an owner in Hawaii in December 2011. The national-wide US rollout is scheduled for July 2012. The i is a nice addition to the available EV portfolio because at $29,125 (before state and federal incentives) it is one of the most affordable highway-capable EVs.

6. Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: With the "Prius Goes Plural" campaign, Toyota has added the Prius V, Prius C, and (relevant to this topic) the Plug-in Prius (PIP). The Prius has a loyal following among green drivers. PIP will be the Prius with the highest MPG rating in the Prius family. This will make it the car of choice for many Prius fans, even with its price premium over the standard model. PIP will be available in 15 states in spring 2012 with nationwide availability in 2013.

Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric

5. Ford Focus Electric: Ford initially announced that these were going to start shipping in December 2011. One or two may go out the door, but any real volume won’t happen until Spring 2012. I am looking forward to seeing the EPA rated range and price information. This is the first pure EV of this era from one of the Big 3. It will be a bellwether.

4. Fisker Karma: First promised in 2009, Karma reservation holders have been repeatedly delayed. And with each delay the price ratcheted up, from an initial $80,000 price tag now to $106,000 (as of Dec. 13, 2011). There were a few token deliveries in 2011, including handing key-fobs to Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and Colin Powell. 2012 should be the year for mere mortals, although you will need six figures of cash to make it happen.

3. Toyota RAV 4 EV (Redux): This vehicle is a joint effort between Toyota and Tesla. The original RAV 4 EV was a favorite among the millennium era EVs. It is scheduled for sale in mid-2012. Initially sales will be limited to California.

2. Ford C-Max Energi: The Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford C-Max wagon (or compact multi-purpose vehicle, or MPV, as it is referred to in the UK). The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is planned for launch in North America in 2012, and Europe in 2013.

1. Tesla Model S: This is the car I am most looking forward to driving. Tesla followed the tech development model with an alpha and beta phases in 2011 and production samples are now on the road. Tesla plans to build and sell 6,500 units in 2012. However, unless you are already a reservation holder, you are out of luck because 6,500 people have already put down $5,000 each to get a place in line to buy one. Deliveries are expected to start mid-2012.

There are other plug-in cars—from smaller and less proven companies—that could make it to market in 2012, most notably the Coda Electric Sedan. But Coda, as well as BYD, Zap, Zenn, and Wheego—are dark horses in the emerging market. Of course, the only thing that would be truly surprising in this tumultuous nascent industry would be a year with no surprises.

If I didn’t list the vehicle you are looking forward to, let me know in the comments below.

Comments

· · 2 years ago

I think you should take the Honda Fit EV off the list. A few hundred vehicles that will probably be lease only don't really count. There will probably be more DIY home conversions done in 2012 than Fit EV's leased in the US.

· · 2 years ago

"Tesla plans to build and sell 6,500 units in 2012. However, unless you are already a reservation holder, you are out of luck because 6,500 people have already put down $5,000 each to get a place in line to buy one. Deliveries are expected to start mid-2012. "

Now that option prices have been announced - and the 160 mile base model looks crippled without Quick Charge capability and many are dropping out of signature series as being too expensive, I'm sure anyone with enough money can jump the queue and get one of these in 2012. Also, we should always remember that putting a deposit is not the same as a sale. Some % of people always drop out before buying ...

· · 2 years ago

I agree with JRP3, the Fit is just a "compliance car" with just enough production to satisfy California Air Resources Board requirements. Cars like this are not serious efforts to put cars on the road. The same is true of the new RAV4-EV, so dump that one, too.

With what's available and expected soon, plug in cars that don't go at least 40 miles on battery power alone are hard to take seriously. I vote for punting the Plug In Prius.

I got a test ride in the Coda sedan last month. It seems pretty real, and promises better range than a Leaf. I think it should be on the list.

· · 2 years ago

I gave the RAV a pass since it should actually be for sale, not just lease, and it's being developed by a real EV company, (Tesla). The "CA only" does put it on the edge of the bubble.

· · 2 years ago

That we even have a list like this today still seems surreal to me. Yes, some are still trying to game the system, but damn! Just call it *some* EVs coming in 2012, and you've got my attention!

· · 2 years ago

In one draft of this, I was critical of Honda for having a program that was lease only, limited regions, limited quantity, only one color, no buy-out option... In the final draft above, instead I just listed the facts as I understood them. It is a small step in the right direction. Will it turn into something bigger? I hope so. For me it came down to this. Would I rather have Honda do this or nothing? I will take 1100 more EVs on the road. There not many more initial RAV 4s, or EV1s, or even Tesla Roadsters. If these 1100 Fit EVs can help make 1100 more EV advocates, then they are well worth it.

· · 2 years ago

Personally I wouldn't include the Fit EV on a list like this. I'll be getting my BMW ActiveE in a couple weeks and I wouldn't even include that either.

It's not to say every single EV isn't a good thing, because whether they are "compliance cars" or not they are exposing people to EV's and that is a good thing. I've been driving a compliance car(MINI-E) for the past two and a half years and I can tell you this for certain, I have personally exposed hundreds of people to EV's here in NJ and had have changed the minds of many, many people. The more people that see and drive them, the more people that will want to buy one.

However including them with the others here that will be available for sale seems a bit unfair to the others to me. If you're going to include them all, then you should include the ActiveE also. All 1,100 cars they made will be leased this year, not like the Fit that will take three years to deploy the same amount of cars. Plus, while the Fit really seems to be a pure compliance car, the ActiveE does have a useful purpose(besides getting CARB credits). The entire drivetrain will be transplanted into the 2013 BMW i3 giving BMW a year and a half of real world exposure and use before they sell it so there is a real practical purpose to this field trial other then just a CARB credit grab and greenwashing which is all I believe Honda is doing.

· · 2 years ago

@Tom, you are correct the ActiveE deserves to be on this list. I apologize for the oversight. When I was looking at the BMW story, the 2013 i3 & i8 seemed the real exciting stories, but they were 2013 vehicles.

In retrospect, this discussion about "What are Honda's true motives?" is a very interesting. I wonder what Honda's plug-in offerings will look like in, say, 2015. Perhaps that should be been a story on its own and not a distraction to the '2012 will have more choices' theme I was trying for with this.

· Anonymous (not verified) · 2 years ago

The Tesla model S is all smoke and mirrors, hence no road testing by any 3rd parties ever reported. The 6500 people looking forward to 2012 delivery, or any delivery in this decade, are going to be disappointed...

· · 2 years ago

Man! Who peed in your Cheerios this morning? You realize that the same was said of the Roadster as well? I'm not saying that Tesla hasn't missed delivery dates or price targets... but you've got to give them credit for getting rubber on the pavement.

· · 2 years ago

I have not doubt that there will be some delays in the above list. It's part of being on the cutting edge. If it were easy, it would be done already. Will Tesla be among them? Maybe, but I would bet they will deliver. They have the capital, infrastructure, and know-how. Press test drives are scheduled for Marc. If we all listened to any anonymous person that said "that's not possible", nothing new would ever be made. If you have some actual data that suggests why you think the Model S will fail, let's hear it.

· · 2 years ago

Before you ask who is this Marc guy, and what makes him special, that should be "March" not "Marc". Good thing I don't get paid to write these :)

· Henrik2 (not verified) · 2 years ago

You could also make the list in terms of expected global sales volumes in 2012 and it would approximately be this:

1) Leaf: 50,000 units or the maximum capacity in Nissan’s Japaneese factory.
2) Volt: 30,000 to 50,000 units. GM has talked about 62,000 units for 2012 but it is a yearend capacity estimate for 2012 I think.
3) iMiEV. 30,000 units. The limiting factor is battery production and Mitsubishi will open a 50,000 battery pack capacity factory in April 2012 that will supplement or replace 3 other factories that do 18,000 packs combined.
4) Renault Fluence ZE: 10,000 units. Initially to be sold only in France, Denmark and Israel in 2012.
5) Renault Zoe ZE: 5,000 to 10,000 units. Will launch in Europe about midyear 2012. Is expected to become Renault’s best selling BEV.
6) Toyota Prius plugin: 10,000 units.
7) Ford Focus BEV: 5,000 to 10,000 units. However, not much information from Ford on production volumes.
8) Fisker Karma: 5,000 to 10,000 units.
9) Tesla Model S: 5,000 units.
10) No other plugin is probably going to make it above 5,000 units in sales globally for 2012.

Still, this list is far more impressive than the three cars that sold over 5000 units in 2011 (Volt, Leaf and iMiEV). More importantly it seems that plugin cars are coming much faster to market than hybrid technology when the Prius hybrid was first introduced to the market back in 1997. For 2013 there are at least 15 cars that will sell over 5000 units. No other drivetrain technology has been adopted that fast in the auto industry history.

· goldenfooler (not verified) · 2 years ago

you missed the Volvo V60. Not in the USA, but its out there in 2012.

· · 2 years ago

@anonymous Troll,
The press may not have test driven the Tesla Model S but I and thousands of other Tesla owners and reservation holders have been getting rides in it for a while now.
If you look at the sham report that Top Gear cooked up about the Roadster, it is no wonder Tesla hasn't let the media test-drive the Model S.

· gotmyleaf (not verified) · 2 years ago

Great read Patrick. I wish that I could add to the list but I have noticed that it's tough to bring an EV to market. The only EV's and PHEV's that have been truely accessible this year have taken advantage of government backing. So until actual production starts, it's tough for me to get my hopes up. I saw the Tesla S and sat in it, it is awesome. Tesla is a proven company and serious, they will bring the model S to market and hopefully on schedule. Nissan is truely the only company that has put it's full wieght behind EV's out there among the old-school manufacturers so far.

· Montreal EV fan (not verified) · 2 years ago

Of all the electric vehicle to be introduced in 2012, I think the Tesla Model S will be the most significant.

The Tesla Model S will be significant because of the market segment it represents (BMW 5-series, Mercedes E, Jaguar XJ, Audi A6). This segment tends to appeal to relatively wealthy people who are technically knowledgeable. It is not a coincidence that many of the innovations that we now take for granted were first introduced in significant volumes in this segment. Examples are: four-wheel disk brakes (Jaguar); fuel injection (Mercedes); all-wheel drive (Audi); aluminum construction (Audi); air bags (Mercedes). Introducing an all-electric vehicle in this segment therefore sends a message to the industry that electric vehicles are not just about economy and the environment, but also represent technical advancement and achievement. This is an important message for the marketing of electric vehicles generally.

· · 2 years ago

If Honda is going to sell the Fit EV, then I might be tempted to go out to the west coast and buy one.

Neil

· · 2 years ago

Neil: No need to make the trip. They are releasing about 400 per year for each of the next three years and they are lease only. No purchase option. Plus you have to live in either California or Oregon to qualify to lease it.

· · 2 years ago

Great article! I think the Toyota IQ EV deserves honorable mention. The last word that I heard is that Toyota is planning to produce about 1,000 of them in 2012. It is small and have a short range - so it might undercut the Mitsubishi i on price.
And in the big picture, it looks like the volume of EV's and PHEV's sold in the US will be around 20,000 in 2011. I am eager to see how much this increases in 2012. Probably at least a four-fold increase? A lot of the models in this article are coming out in late 2012. And of course auto makers often don't meet their stated targets. But still, I think a conservative/lowball guesstimation for 2012 would look something like this --
LEAF - 18,000
VOLT - 30,000
Other BEV - 20,000
Other PHEV - 20,000
Total - 88,000

· · 2 years ago

Thanks Steve. I think the iQ EV is planned to be Scion badged now. I am curious if there is much of a market for a 50 mile range EV. I drove a 40 mile EV for 4 years and it worked great for commuting and short trips. But when 100 mile EVs still have range concerns from the general public, I think a car with half that range will be a tough sell.

Speaking of small EVs, anyone know the latest with the Spark EV?

· · 2 years ago

Patrick: I've heard conflicting stories on the spark. Some say it will be available only in CA and others have said "select markets" leading us to believe it will be available elsewhere. Still, it's not coming out until late 2013 and in very limited quantities.

· · 2 years ago

Thanks Henrik2. You seem to have a really good source for vehicle volumes. Pike Research is more optimistic (by about 80,000 vehicles). Either way, it looks like 2012 will be a benchmark year with more than 100,000 plug-in vehicles shipped. I don't think that has ever happened. In the early 1900s - when EVs were the majority - the car market was not this big.

· Brett (not verified) · 2 years ago

I'm pretty excited about 2012. Eh leAve the Fit EV on the list. Maybe we will get some fun youtube videos from it.

· IWantMyMPV(E) (not verified) · 2 years ago

Other than the Tesla-S, what 6-7 passenger BEVs or PHEVs are coming in the next 2 years to the US market? Toyota Rav4-EV? Ford Grand-CMAX-EV (not currently planned)? Ford Transit Connect (currently 5-seats)? Even a KANGOO VAN MAXI Z.E. passenger only seats 5.

· · 2 years ago

@IWantMyMPV(E),
Unfortunately, the industry appears to be saturating the EV market with nearly-useless micro-cars instead of useful vehicles. This is one of my biggest concerns as this kind of minimalistic transportation has never done well except in congested cities when people really don't need cars (nor do they pay very much for them).
Very few people that I know have any use for anything smaller than a Nissan Leaf and really do need something bigger.
I don't consider the new RAV4EV to be a serious option since Toyota doesn't intend to make very many.

· Jim McL (not verified) · 2 years ago

The Think City EV is expected to be back in production next spring. Something over 2000 units have been purchased in a little over 10 years. About half were the Generation 4 from the late 1990s, about half were the Generation 5 which are still on sale now. US Think headquarters in Michigan is in contact with recent byers again, reminding us about little things the way the way the Mini E program used to such as "unplug the charging box before unplugging from the car".

There is little other word since the new owners brought Think out of bankruptcy, but I would expect to see Generation 6 shipping in 2012 in significant volumes, though probably under 5000.

I wonder if there is a market for used EVs from the first wave in California 10 years ago? There is a clear market for used Think EVs in Norway:

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=...

Most of the early generation have been upgraded to lithium ion batteries, though you can find some with the older NiCads.

· Henrik2 (not verified) · 2 years ago

I agree with most people here that the most interesting car in 2012 is going to be Tesla’s model S because it (once again) is breaking all conventions about what is possible for BEVs. 100kW charging, 300 miles range and 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds for a 5 +2 seat car are indeed awesome specifications.

However, for Tesla to survive as a company they need volume production before Audi, BMW and Benz are catching up technologically and launch equally good BEVs in volume because they will. Saab failed exactly because they build niche cars in volumes as Porsche but competed with Audi. That is a problem because it meant that Saab lost money on each car sold whereas Audi is profitable on every car they make. Tesla is not safe until they know they can match the BEV volumes by Audi, BMW and Benz.

@Patrick

Some of the reason I go below Pike R.’s estimate is that I did not include commercial BEVs and low speed city BEVs. The only commercial BEV that I can think of that will sell over 5000 units in 2012 is Renault’s Kango ZE that I think will sell about 10,000 units in 2012. Moreover, the only low speed city BEV that will sell over 5000 units will be the Renault’s Twitzy that may sell up to 15,000 units in 2012.

· Nixon (not verified) · 2 years ago

Anonymous said "The Tesla model S is all smoke and mirrors, hence no road testing by any 3rd parties ever reported."

I'm a third-party. I'm not connected to Tesla or any car company, and I haven't pulled the trigger on putting down a deposit, but I can tell you about riding in a Tesla.

You are right. It IS "all smoke and mirrors".

Smoking tires and every car on the road disappearing in your rear view mirrors.

*grin*

· · 2 years ago

Good one, Nixon. ;)

· Anonymous (not verified) · 2 years ago

Among these 10 vehicles, Tesla Model S is worth its cost. For 57K, you get 160 mile range and a 5+2 seater vehicle with bonnet for cargo storage. And motors so advanced.

· Sunpowered (not verified) · 2 years ago

I put down my $5k in Feb. on a Tesla S Confirmation# 3*** and plan on getting the 300 mile range battery. My biggest fear was the battery warranty and now they have set that at 8 years unlimited miles. All fears are now gone. Tesla is setting the standard and all the others come up dissapointing.

· Mark Hedtke (not verified) · 2 years ago

While most of us may have disappointed before, (myself since the 1970's see: http://hedtkeinstitute.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/energy-in-a-nutshell-wha...) I feel that there is plenty of marketing activity and an awakening of the general public that will convert into a energy movement for a "people's EV" if no other reason that people are getting extremely tired of remaining "energy prisoners"! What ever EV manufacturer that does create a reliable EV that people can really afford, will help turn off the siphon of our economy and help turn employment around in the process. That last part is wishful thinking and only can come about if you care enough to make the changes necessary (see http://hedtke1.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/sign-the-petition-to-support-the... )

· Anonymous (not verified) · 2 years ago

what happened to the Renault Fluence EV

· · 2 years ago

Mark H., well said. I agree that EVs are freeing - I can choose how I 'fuel' my vehicle and it locally generated.

Anon, good question. I have not heard anything about the Fluence EV since the spring. A good source for coming EV info is PIA http://www.pluginamerica.org/vehicle-tracker

· · 2 years ago

Regarding the Focus Electric ... I guess it's official now that they did NOT make the "late 2011" deliveries? I don't even see any EPA numbers for their MPGe yet, so I guess they couldn't have delivered even one "real" vehicle (or else we'd know those details).

Does anybody have any more information? I've tried to "reserve" one with a Ford dealer in NJ that's on the list, but haven't heard anything ... despite a couple of conversations (with salesmen who seemed both disinterested and clueless about the FFE).

For the moment I'm going ahead with the Mitsubishi i, and hope to get one in March. The fact that it's $10K less than the FFE (or LEAF) is a big selling point for me.

· · 2 years ago

Dan -

An excellent point about missing the 2012 timeline. I wonder what happened. Normally these guys will squeak a unit or two out the door so they can claim this year's delivery date accomplishment :sigh: Recall that the Leaf and Volt were both "available" in 2010. ha.

Hello Ford. Where are you??

· Chris T. (not verified) · 2 years ago

The Model S is definitely a big deal.

I'm betting it will be late and hence lower-volume-than-intended, but that's pretty much the rule for all electric cars, and for that matter, most non-electric cars as well. :-)

The Karma is really out for real now, and even a handful of "not special" people have them, but they're still having some kind of issue with some of the paint colors (?!?) so you can only get it in silver, white, and black at the moment. The recall is a little troubling as well, and the control system software could use a bit (or a lot) more polish. I'll be a fair bit surprised if Fisker meet their own internal goal of 10 to 12 thousand sales worldwide (about half in the US and half "everywhere else").

The Volt is impossible to find in my part of the US as there is a big waiting list. They need to hurry up and make more of them, I think.

· Anonymous (not verified) · 2 years ago

Volt and Leaf are already available in Canada. Surprised the author of this article doesn't know this.

· · 2 years ago

@Anonymous Canadian: Yes, there have been some deliveries of the Volt in Canada during 2011. These were 2012 model year vehicles. Deliveries were, at best, stunted 2012 will see wider availability.

· Leigh (not verified) · 2 years ago

I hate to say it folks, but some of these predictions are far too optimistic.

A) If history is a decent indicator, most of these vehicles will be released 6 months behind schedule. Battery packs and recalls (or associated risks) will continue to be the main culprits for delays.

B) Sales figures will be much lower (again, mainly due to limited production and delays)
1) Leaf: 40,000
2) Volt: 20,000
3) iMiEV. 15,000
4) Renault Fluence ZE: 3,000
5) Renault Zoe ZE: 2,000
6) Toyota Prius plugin: 15,000
7) Ford Focus BEV: 8,000
8) Fisker Karma: 2,000
9) Tesla Model S: 5,000
10) Coda: 1,000
11) BYD: 1,000

total: roughly 100,000 plug-in vehicles sold in 2012

The shape of the uptake curve for PHEVs and EVs will be similar to the uptake curve for Hybrids... possibly a bit steeper.

cheers,
Leigh

· SteveS (not verified) · 2 years ago

I'm supposed to get my Karma in a few weeks. Also have an order in for a Model S Performance. If I had my druthers I'd take the Model S-Perf- how can u pass on 0-60 #'s equivalent to a 911, full size 4 doors, awesome styling and 2 trunks? I'm on the fence about the Karma- they've been very poor in communicating with their patient reservation-holders whereas Tesla sends me regular updates. Seems Fisker relies on their dealers to disseminate info and when have you ever known a car dealer sales dept to have their s*** together? Elder Auto in Tampa. Bozo's in my experience. Definitely don't act like high-end car dealers. Its actually left a bad taste in my mouth over Fisker. Plus, they don't even have a lease program in place!!! WTF? They claim they are selecting a bank. They've been selecting for months. Maybe no banks are selecting them?? How do they expect to move lots of $100k units without easy lease financing? I'm not at all thrilled about plunking down a c-note+ in cash for this ride. The lease on my present ride is up end of March. I've been on the fence over this Karma- I just don't want to get stuck with an albatross I can't get rid of. HOWEVER, the blogging above raises an interesting point- NO 3rd party has test driven the Model S. Could be that the S turns out to be the albatross. At least the Karma has had pretty universally-favorable reviews. Yes its not the fstest car or the lightest or the most roomy but it is a bad-a** lookin ride, though I'd prefer to have more function behind the form.

· · 2 years ago

I'd say the odds of Tesla not living up to the hype are slim to none. They know how to deliver a high performance EV and they know what is expected of them.

· FG Dave (not verified) · 2 years ago

Nice article, Pat. I hope next year's article is entitled "twenty new Electric Cars coming in 2013".

· Luc (not verified) · 2 years ago

Tesla and the Model S are not smoke and mirrors.

The Model S is a fine example of how an electric vehicle should be designed and built, simple and fast. Parts count is few, moving parts fewer. Large motor, single speed trans axle. 160 230 300 mile ranges. All the auto manufacturers should be able to build a Model S like vehicle for far less than a similar sized ICE vehicle because of its simplicity of parts.

Why would anyone want a complex Hybrid vehicle when there are simple all Electric Vehicles.

Solar on the roof, Electric vehicle in the garage. No need for complicated centralized energy producers, or new delivery infrastructures.

I see the Model S as the real game changer in EV's, it has size, looks, speed, range, now they just need to work on production and pricing. It's the iPhone of EV's. I want one!

· Mario Fragapane (not verified) · 2 years ago

I've been researching Electric Cars for the last 5 years and for the first time with the introduction of the Leaf and the Volt there just may be a world without pollution one day. As far as the Tesla S in concerned I'm a true believer that this is the true Electric Car for the future. All of a sudden the X is born. Now I'm freaking out. I'm thinking of reserving an Tesla Model X. If I like the price I'll even wait 10 years for it. Let Tesla do their job and deliver the best in quality. What's up with delivery promises. Give me a break. For once there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And sweet Lord that light looks beautiful to me.

· Denys Allard (not verified) · 2 years ago

In response to some of the comments; Steve S. do yourself a favor and cancel the Fisker Karma. Go with the Model S. Tesla is on track to meet their goals. Pricey for average Americans but a nice car. The electric Ford Focus will be out in March but no fastcharge capability...big mistake. I agree with Tom about the Coda; seems like a nice car. Anything that doesn't run on gas is a good thing.

· Derrek Moore (not verified) · 2 years ago

My aunt has a Nissan leaf I absolutely love it, except for when she didn't charge it and it died on us :(

· · 2 years ago

Following the same logic, you wouldn't love your dog when he died because you forgot to feed him?

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