I listened to that part again, and he says(starts at 44:27):The pre recording was the most disappointing part of it imo. It presented only the things which are already for everyone to see on the website without any further details.
Regarding your question with the end of the stream and a more basic version of the VF8: when the stream broke and didn’t came back after a few seconds I thought that it was an issue on my end. I locked out, checked my internet connection and locked in again - at the time when I was back the stream had already ended. Therefore I missed this part.
Would love to hear about your test drive (even if we aim for the VF9).
"We cannot confirm for guarantee incentives up until the government says go and homologation comes first. The pricing that we're working on right now (VF8) SHOULD allow all trims and versions to qualify for the incentive. If you check the website, we now announced a version at $59,990, so that allows us to reach both thresholds for both provincial and federal incentives. That said, the version at $59k, inclusive of battery will be a trimmed down version, so we'll limit the software. Our goal is not to sell a lot of these, it's to create an entry level version for those who look for a very inexpensive version. The Eco and the plus will be the one that most people will select. so there's going to be a price jump to go to those.. But being options, and not necessarily trims we'll make sure they'll all align in terms of powersets so this will be a unique offer for Canada."
I don't see that version on the website yet, unless I'm mistaken. But from the above I get the impression that there will be a BASIC, Eco and Plus version in Canada.
If what he said is accurate, I can see a lot of people purchasing a barebones or 'inexpensive' version to get rid of their gas car, especially if it is included with government incentives. I'll be sure to update on my test drive as well, even though I'm sure many people on here will do the same