Just trips right off the tongue, doesn't it?
Sounds like the left winger on the Russian Olympic hockey team - Evgeni Eyemiev...
$32,998 will buy you the base model, while the loaded version will be $35,998.
But here's the best part - you don't even have to buy one, because if you live in Ontario and your neighbour buys one, YOU get to drive it one quarter of the time, because YOU OWN ONE QUARTER OF THE CAR!
Heck of a deal, right?
You get to drive an electric car seven days out of each month - FOR FREE!!!
Surely that's the only possible interpretation one can make of the Ontario government's decision to subsidize your neighbour's purchase of an i-MiEV to the tune of EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS.
YOUR tax dollars!
I can't be mistaken about this, can I? There's surely no other conclusion you can draw.
YOU paid for it, YOU get to drive it!
Share-a-car, taken to a new level.
What's more, if you play your cards right, and some of your neighbours buy a Chevrolet Volt or a Nissan Leaf which also qualify for these subsidies, all you need to do is work out a schedule with those neighbours and you can drive an electric car FOR FREE ALL YEAR ROUND!
I'm not sure why the Ontario government is doing this. Quebec is doing it too - maybe we're just trying to keep up with the Bouchards?
I mean, there's zero gains to be made, environmentally or any other way, from electric cars. If we all started driving electric cars tomorrow - and with this deal, why would we not?? - 88 percent of greenhouse gas emissions would still be there, according to Environment Canada
And the province of Ontario didn't subsidize my Jetta TDI Wagon, which is far more environmentally-friendly than any electric - no nuclear power plants or coal-burning generating stations needed to power MY car.
But hey - the government sometimes works in mysterious ways. We just have to take advantage of their largesse when we can.
What a great country we live in...