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Electric Vehicle Waitlist

Posted by Devan DiLibero on Friday, February 18, 2022 @ 02:32 PM

Volkswagen ID.4, Toyota RAV4 Prime, and Ford Mustang Mach-E. These are the new cars that the Drive Green team is asked about the most. So why aren’t they on the Electric Car Shopping Tool? 

Background 

All three vehicles were some of the most highly anticipated electric vehicles (EVs) to come out of 2021, but buying one unfortunately involves a lot of waiting and some luck. At least for the time being, the manufacturers decided to sell the cars to customers who pre-order online before the car is even available and designating a dealership for “pick-up”. This means that most cars destined for dealerships are already spoken for and these folks have had long wait times from their original pre-order.  We have no idea how long this sales method will last, but it's prevailing now.  What's exacerbating the situation is the computer chip and inventory shortages that are affecting the production of all automobiles.

New Drive Green Feature: Waitlist! 

How can Drive Green help get you into a VW ID.4, Toyota RAV4 Prime, or Ford Mach-E? Because dealers don’t have lots of cars on the lots, they have not been able to offer fixed discounts in the way that our program has operated since 2016. So, we’ve had to pivot and set up a waitlist. This waitlist is our latest tool to recruit dealers into our network and help members get their very own EV. By signing up on to the waitlist, we can aggregate your buying power to help speed your transition to a new EV. Once we have a sizable list of people on the waiting list (and we’re getting there!), we can approach dealers and say “look, we have a small army of people who want to buy your EVs. What can you do for them?” 

Join the Waitlist

 

Meet the Cars 

 VW ID.4  VW id.4

The Volkswagen ID.4 is an all-electric SUV with a range of 250 miles per charge and an efficiency of 97 MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent). It comes standard with fast-charging capabilities at a rate of 125kW. The standard version of the VW ID.4 is rear-wheel drive. The VW ID.4 Pro is an all-wheel drive. The base MSRP is $39,995 and is available for the full $7,500 federal tax incentive and $2,500 MOR-EV rebate. 

 

Toyota RAV4 Prime  Toyota RAV4 Prime

The Toyota RAV4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid SUV with a range of 42 miles per charge (and 558 miles on gas). Charging speeds at Level 2 stations vary by trim level. The SE trim charges at 11 miles of range per hour, and the XSE trim charges at 22 miles of range per hour. The base MSRP is $38,100 and qualifies for the full $7,500 federal tax incentive and the $1,500 MOR-EV rebate. 

 Ford Mustang Mach-E  Ford Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric crossover with a range of 300 miles per charge (90 MPGe). It comes standard with fast-charging capabilities at a rate of 150 kW. Its base MSRP is $43,895 and qualifies for the full $7,500 federal tax incentive, plus, the $2,500 MOR-EV rebate. 

As our waitlist grows, we’ll update folks who’ve signed up on when they might expect each of these models to be more available.

Join the waitlist today so we can help you make sure your next car is electric! 

Tags: Electric vehicles/Transportation

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