We were delighted to announce that Downtown Dueck (DD) was making available a Chevy Bolt for the use of EV owners while their EV was being serviced.
That vehicle has just been sold and DD service staff do not have a replacement.
Does anyone know of another dealership which has an EV as a service dept. loaner?
I have been to Dueck Downtown in the past 2 years and they've given me a Volt while my Volt was in for service.
Morrey Nissan Autobody in Burnaby also provides Leafs as loaner cars.
Morrey Nissan, last time I was there, also used a Nissan LEAF as their courtesy car to drive you to your next location.
Nice not to have to retrograde while maintaining your zero emissions habit.
With respect, a shuttle is not the same as a loaner. However, if they are using an EV to shuttle ICE owners that is a valuable piece of PR which may well encourage them to become switchers.
North Shore KIA started using a KIA SOUL EV as a shuttle several years ago and the General Manager stated that it saved the dealership over $500 per month in fuel costs. That General Manager has since bought a KIA dealership in Niagra Falls, so I am not sure if North Shore KIA is still shuttling in a KIA SOUL EV.
I should have provided an up-date. A week or so ago I needed to have my Bolt serviced at Downtown Dueck (don't ask but it cost me $1,300!) and I'm pleased to report the good news that they now have a 2020 Bolt (demo vehicle?) as a loaner. Credit, where credit is due!
Tesla provides TESLA model S or Tesla Model X service loaner vehicles to Tesla Model S or Model S owners if their service appointment lasts longer than an hour. Not sure what Tesla Model 3 or Model Y owners receive.
The one time I had my Model 3 Tesla in the shop, they arranged for a rental loaner from Enterprise. It was an ICE car (Toyota, I think). It took almost an hour for the loaner to show up, so they waived the requirement to bring it back with a full tank. By the time I got home with the loaner, there was a message waiting saying my Tesla was good to go, so I got a couple of free trips in the Toyota. :)
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