[Oeva-list] Volt

Gary Graunke gary at whitecape.org
Tue May 31 07:35:27 PDT 2011

I had the same issue with buying a Prius with plug-in aftermarket kit in 
Boulder, CO. Either I pay the 8% CO sales tax, or have it shipped. I had it 


On Monday, May 30, 2011 09:48:19 PM Jim Hopf wrote:
> I got mine by doing the chat thing on the volt site. They were able to look
> up all available Volts in CA. They told me there was a dealer in Ontario CA
> with three on the lot. I contacted them, and basically bought it over the
> phone a couple hours later.  The catch was, that I had to have it
> transported from CA to Portland OR ($650).  It was either transport it, or
> pay CA sales tax. There was no other possible way around paying for
> transport. I was going to buy it and drive it to Portland myself, but they
> simply wouldn't allow it off the lot.  Oregon DMV said if I bought it, and
> brought in the paperwork, I could register it in OR, fly down, put on the
> plates, and drive it home, but again, the dealer or CA law wouldn't allow
> it.  The transport guy got it here in 3 days, kind of got lucky on the
> timing of that.
> -Jim
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 3:17 PM
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> Subject: [Oeva-list] Volt
> Anyone know if there is a Volt for sale in the area, or one at a dealer for
> a test drive?
> I know someone mentioned one at a dealer, but I am guessing that is gone.
> Rick
> Rick Durst, Program Manager
> Portland General Electric
> Energy Information Services and Electric Vehicles
> 503-464-7631 phone
> 503-464-2284 fax
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