Being retired, on our list of things to do is to make like tourists on the entire East Coast of the US, spending maybe a couple of months wandering about and visiting all the places we've read about (e.g., I've never been to the Smithsonian). For that we'd need a car...
Hypothetically, what if we were to buy another iMiEV on the East Coast, taking advantage of the $10K Mitsu rebate to dealerships (and then some)?
I'm quite comfortable taking my time, and in looking at a few charging station sites (e.g., PlugShare and Recargo) it looks as though the availability of campgrounds and charging stations should allow for easy recharging using L2 when one has no particular schedule. Besides, I'd get one with CHAdeMO this time around, and I see L3 is beginning to proliferate.
I have a friend in Virginia who would happily store (and have free use of) the car for a few months until we got there... and afterwards until we went out there again for more touristing before bringing the car back to California. I would fly out there, pick up the car, and drop it off with him. The Mitsu dealers closest to him are not dealing...
I randomly tried TrueCar.com but they require a ZIP code and the few I tried indeed showed a very low price listed for a brand new iMiEV in NJ and DE, but they fell through when I tried to follow-up ("this car no longer available").
Anyone have any recommendations for particularly good deals on the Eastern seaboard and the most financially attractive states to purchase in (I'm also confused on how to register it)?
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV