No mate, a Nissan Leaf is not “just the coolest thing”, it’s gay

Bludger Avner Nahmias says his EV is the coolest thing.

A weapons grade bludger seems to think his Nissan Leaf is “just the coolest thing”:

Electric vehicle owner Avner Nahmias calls himself an EV-angelist.

The Nelson real estate agent bought a Nissan Leaf in August 2016 for $26,000 and hasn’t looked back.

It’s just the coolest thing, it absolutely is the coolest thing,” he said. “It’s way more efficient; you get the full power, instant full torque direct to the wheel so it’s very zippy and a lot of fun.”

More efficient that what? It can’t go more than 150km, it can’t tow a boat, it can’t carry four dead deer in the back…and when you hear it driving down the street it makes this funny whine sort of like “I’mmmmmmmmmm gay”.

It most definitely is not the coolest thing. Has he never heard of a Tesla? My mate has one, and now, I have to admit, that is cool…still gay, but cool.

Members of the community of electric vehicle owners used the term “EV grin” when speaking of the experience, he said.

“Seventeen months down the road … I’m still grinning.”

And here was me thinking that the insane grin was caused by excessive inhalation of the toxic by-products of electric cars…called smug.

This is the bit that rips my undies. He is skiting on about his bludging ways:

Nahmias’ EV, which he imported himself, was his work and personal vehicle. He said the energy and maintenance costs to run it totalled just $140 for the entire 17 months.

However, Nahmias pointed out that he had made the most of the free Network Tasman fast-charging stations at Nelson, Richmond and Takaka, which was easy when there were few EVs in the region. Those stations were often busy now as the number of EVs trebled over the past year to 150.

“This specific way of fuelling up is not the future,” he said. “Obviously, with more than five cars in the region using this, this is not a viable charging spot.

Nahmias said it cost about $4 to $5 to charge his vehicle at home but he would like to see a charger beside every parking spot in the CBD.

Bludger. He wants someone else to pay for charging points for his gay electric car that can barely travel anywhere? Eff off.

“Like we have free wi-fi, I think, every parking spot in front of a shop should have a charger, sponsored by that shop or Network Tasman or the ratepayers or whatever,” he said. “It doesn’t have to have a cable; it can be just a plug [socket], just a receptacle because we all have our own charger.”

Ideally, Nahmias said that electricity should come from the power of the sun.

“One of these hills has to be converted to solar energy.”

Oh yeah? And how does that infrastructure get built then? You see for normal proper car users, infrastructure is built by private companies…so here’s the thing…why do these smug bastards think the government or councils should provide the infrastructure for his chosen mode of transport? Once you start realising why you start to get the picture that the reason there is no infrastructure is because no one has worked out how to make money out of providing the reticulation of power to these bludgers, who have all been conditioned into bludging. It will come as a rude shock when they start having to pay their own way.

In the meantime, he urged all EV owners to sign up to the free PlugShare app and post when they were charging at the public stations or intending to plug in.

“If I was coming into town, I could check [via PlugShare] and see if someone was there.”

Imagine if every petrol driven car owner had to book in their refuelling stop in advance. What a nightmare. These smug wankers certainly aren’t at all practical.

An etiquette had developed among members of the Nelson-Tasman EV community, many of whom were also members of the Nelson Tasman EV Owners group on Facebook.

“We do unplug if we come across a car that’s full but still plugged in,” Nahmias said.

Touch my car and I’ll touch your face…with a tire iron.

However, that worked for the Network Tasman stations at Richmond or Takaka only. The station at Nelson had space for just one EV at a time.

“At Richmond, we never take the red [dedicated] spot, we park next to it or in front of it … then we reserve the reserve spot for the next person, they can come and unplug mine if it’s all full and plug in themselves.”

Nahmias said he was often asked about the 415km journey to Christchurch, which was out of the 120km range of his EV without recharging.

“Everybody asks me: ‘What if you want to go to Christchurch?’ First of all, I don’t want to go to Christchurch … and if I do, you can actually go and charge on the way, there’s enough stations but I will not do that because I’ll be spending more on coffee while I wait … I would just rent the coolest car.”

The range of EVs was improving all the time and Nahmias said he expected they would match petrol vehicles before long.

“There is no going back,” he said.

He’s a real estate agent, so he’s a prick from the get go, but with this article he’s proven he is a selfish prick. Has he reduced his commission rates because his running costs for his car have reduced? Not likely. Meanwhile he is expecting other people to pay for his fuel.

Malcolm commented:

What happens when he wants to visit friends, if he has any, in the country that is beyond the range of his EV and there is no public transport?

In fact for a lot of people living in the country there is and never likely to be any public transport so their only means of getting around is the IC engine and before that, horses

He states he’d just rent the coolest car…so he’s a hypocrite as well. Though he hasn’t quite realised that he already stated the Nissan Leaf is the “coolest” car…in fact he said it was “absolutely the coolest thing”. So, riddle me this Mr Genius…if your Nissan Leaf is the coolest thing…then what the eff are you going to rent…another NIssan Leaf?

Too much exposure to smug clearly has life long damaging consequences to the melon.

 

-Fairfax


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