Kuuuurija
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Re: Mitsubishi learns from previous electric mistakes

Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:05 am

Here in Estonia we had long and very agressive advertisement campaign. I think that every OTA TV channel was included. It was possible to see an ad maybe 20 times per day and this campaign lasted for several months and then repeated again after short silence.
Similar massive campaign was in radio too. It was really annoying.
I do not have cable networks, so can not tell what happened there.

The result of this massive ad campaign was, that only 3 private persons bought an iMiev as personal car. Up to 40 iMievs were bought for companies (for taxi and car rental companies, etc, some of them state owned companies). And the rest of Estonian iMievs (507 cars) belong to the state.

Kuuuurija
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Re: Mitsubishi learns from previous electric mistakes

Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:34 am

Mart wrote:The price difference of vehicles sold in Europe vs. the US has much more to do with VAT and government imposed taxes than with the manufacturer. I no longer even see Mitsubishi advertisements, as there is no longer a local dealer to support. Top speed of 81 mph / 130 kph is more than enough to drive on US roads within legal speed limits while allowing a buffer for passing speed. Having the "wind at your back" is not an issue, as the car doesn't use sails for propulsion.

European version iMievs on Estonian higways have top speed 50 mph / 80 km/h. If to judge about their speed in highway, where 68 mph / 110 km/h is allowed.

Estonia does not have special car taxes. Cars from outside of EU are taxed with toll tax (10%) + VAT (20%). Only VAT (now 20%) is applied for cars produced in EU.

rkarl89203
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Re: Mitsubishi learns from previous electric mistakes

Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:31 pm

Perhaps if they would look under bridge....

Kuuuurija
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Re: Mitsubishi learns from previous electric mistakes

Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:53 am

The maximum speed of a car might be limited by different factors:
1. Technical properties of the car.
2. Driving conditions (traffic jams, bad roads etc)
3. Legal limitations (lagal speeding limits)
4. There can be also maximum speed, that allows to gain promised range, as higher speed drains battery too fast.

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Re: Mitsubishi learns from previous electric mistakes

Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:37 am

This discussion has drifted off-topic too far. Locking this thread for now.
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EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
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