Our frustrating time trying to buy an electric vehicle

By Doug Hempstead, CBC News Ottawa, July 25, 2019

(...) Electric vehicles outsold gas and diesel models in Norway for the first time ever in April this year, accounting for 58.4 per cent of all vehicle sales.

There are a bunch of reasons for this, but I think the most frustrating is the dealers themselves.

We're trying to buy an electric vehicle at my home. Or, rather, my wife is trying to buy one. She's never bought a car on her own before — at least not from a dealer.

She's actually been asked once if her husband was on board.

(...)Another dealer couldn't get the car we wanted. We gave them a deposit and waited months. No calls, no updates.

(...)A number of salesmen even tried to sell her the gas model instead.


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