May 17, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

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Had to reconnect with gasoline

Had to reconnect with gasoline

A Sherbrook motorist who bought an electric vehicle was forced to resign himself after being prevented from repairing his vehicle due to a shortage of spare parts.

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Bernard Lucier comes on the road every day to visit clients for his work. To save energy, he bought the Electric Kona for more than $ 50,000 in 2021.

However, within a year of purchase, the part that allowed the vehicle to connect to the fast charging station was broken, so he could no longer charge his vehicle at home, except at the charging station. In the meantime, the motorist had to reconnect with a gasoline-powered vehicle.

“It costs me up to $ 50 a day on gas. I bought an electric car to avoid paying for gas … this is money that is not included in my budget! ”, Explained a Sherbrook resident.

The dealer will not be able to get the replacement part for at least two months. And, since it is always possible to recharge the vehicle at the standard terminal, the garage offers no compensation despite the guarantee.

After buying his vehicle last July, Mr. Lussier, according to him, complained that Hyundai Sherbrook had done nothing to help him get relief from the extra costs caused by his inconvenience.

On Tuesday TVA joined Nouvelles, claiming that Huyndai Sherbrooke had provided his client with a vehicle that was 100% electric courtesy of Mr. Lussier dismissed.

For its part, the Association for the Protection of Motorists considers the replacement time to be reasonable.

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“They can take the time they want, but there must be monetary compensation for gasoline. Bought his vehicle to save fuel!” Said director George Ini.

Following TVA’s call, Huyndai Sherbrooke approached Bernard Lucier to find common ground. The two sides are scheduled to meet on Tuesday evening.