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YWhen I have a bit more time I will try to configure a Dutch e-Niro to the same spec as my Canadian car. See what the price difference will be.
The Canadian Niro EV SX Touring is all-in CA$ 64,500 (excluding government incentives). The Dutch e-Niro with the same 'options' will be EUR 50,622 which is in today's exchange rate CA$ 74,250. Ouch... taxes hurt car buying in the Netherlands :crying:
 

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I am posting a picture of the WeatherTech cargo liner installed in our 2019 PHEV if someone was interested how it fits. Its cost was $109 excluding taxes and shipping. I cut out the 4 area corners for the tether attachment points. The corners are isolated by ridges so it doesn't compromise the mat by cutting our these areas and it is made for cutting out if the customer desires. We carry a lot of items between gardening and raising kids so for us it was probably a good idea to purchase the liner.
 

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Yup. Being a polyglot I didn't realize in the moment others may not be able to read Dutch ( I do ;) )
I have several Dutch friends and the only Dutch I can find in the Netherlands who are not more fluent in English than the average American (or perhaps Canadian) are grandparent age! Above perhaps 80 now. But I've only been in western parts including very rural. Might be different in other areas.
 

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I have several Dutch friends and the only Dutch I can find in the Netherlands who are not more fluent in English than the average American (or perhaps Canadian) are grandparent age! Above perhaps 80 now. But I've only been in western parts including very rural. Might be different in other areas.
English is a mandatory subject in school for at least 6 years. However the vocabulary they possess on average is another thing. And don’t get me started on pronunciation (I am guilty of that too, Dutch is my first language). Long story short: all foreigners think the Dutch have very good command of English. Reality it is modest.

But we are getting way off topic. Rubber mats anyone? 😉
 

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A small vocabulary spoken well is far better than a large vocabulary spoken poorly. I think that is one reason why the Dutch (and Scandinavians) come across as so fluent. Have to say I'm impressed by the idioms they come up with though, presumably from the same American TV shows with otherwise small vocabulary.

In support of your theory, the extreme example would be Donald Trump who has a small vocabulary used spectacularly poorly!

OK, back to the fascinating discussion of floor mat fit.
 

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I see what you're saying my HEV mats don't look like that. I'm glad you may have found a mat I wouldn't like the Tux mat looks hard to clean in the pic with all the humps. But I am a clean freak so most people don't care as much. Its a curse.lol...But if that was the only ones available I'd deal with it.
Just an FYI, the Tuxmats are the easiest mats to clean. A quick vacuum then a damp rag and they look like new.
 

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With all respect but these won't fit in the EV. I just looked at your garage and you have the HEV, I am looking for someone with an EV. So far only EV-lotion on this forum I know has an EV. Anyone else?
My bad... yeah, doing a quick search, I see the EV mats are a lot different... and the first hit that came up in the search for EV mats were the "TuxMat"... hmmm... they look... interesting.
 

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I own a 2019 Kia Niro EV and highly recommend Tuxmat, they are the best mats I have ever owned. I have had OEM, I have had Weathertech in more than one car and I can say that I will never buy Weathertech again (for several reasons), because Tuxmat are amazing and far less expensive than Weathertech. I will be creating a video review of them soon.
I don't have proper pictures yet, but this one should give you a very basic idea of what I am talking about.
Hi EV-olution
I´m one of your suscripers over seas, located in Denmark.
Thanks for all the usefull videos about the Kia Niro EV / E-Niro. Do you by any chance know if it´s possible to buy Tuxmat carmats and get them shipped to Europe?
Tuxmat is the type of carmats that I´ve been looking for for ages. Thanks for introdusin me to Tuxmat on your youtube channel.

Best regards
Peter-M
 

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I'd suggest you email them and ask... [email protected] I bought mine on Amazon so check there too.
I'd suggest you email them and ask... [email protected] I bought mine on Amazon so check there too.
Hi Beth

Thank you for your reply.
I did email Tuxmat and got the answer, that Tuxmat don't ship to Europe because of high shipping costs. I'v also been on Ebay and Amazone where i found Tuxmat mats. But they don't ship to Denmark. 🤷‍♂️ So Wright now I'll have to live without Tuxmat mats in my car, I'm afried, sadly but true. 😢
 

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That's too bad since they are reasonably priced and fit well. Can you get Weathertech? They are a bit more money, but really nice too.
 

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I'll have to find out! And then see what they are like. I'm rather Keen on the Tuxmat because they cover the floor interior realy well.
 

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I bought the universal cut to fit rubber mats at Walmart and I love them. They work great for dirt and mud . I took my time trimming them to fit exactly and there not slippery like those hard plastic mats.These are working perfect for me. I believe they were like $23 for all four.
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