Monday, May 16, 2016

No More Selling Cars

Image via Flickr by Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection

The irony continued but it stops here. Attempting to sell plug-in cars ruined me as an electric car advocate. Tonight, I'm only dropping a short post. More to come later about what I learned in 8 months as an attempted car salesman.

I'm back in the restaurant business and coming back to life again. You probably heard Eighty Six the Poet was dead, but he's been defibrillated.

I did learn a lot about the BMW i3, both PHEV BMW models, the new Nissan Leaf, the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi. My biggest electric car victory was the sale of a new Fusion Energi. The owner told me he drove 1500 miles on his first tank of gas plus about 6 gallons he added.

I also gained some respect for car salespeople. They're more honest than their reputation. But the customers? They say buyers are liars and it is so true. Oh, I have some stories and they are bitter.

More to come. I promise.