[Oeva-list] We're hooked up

Bowthom bowthom at comcast.net
Mon Apr 4 21:00:12 PDT 2011


My blink was installed by McKinstry.

Have an endless forever........

On Apr 4, 2011, at 8:37 PM, patrick0101 at gmail.com wrote:

> Sue,
>
> There are a few distortions in the report that you heard from the  
> installer. Funny how things get exaggerated. These guys are  
> electricians, not EV cars buffs so I can see how the stories could  
> grow more fantastical as they are passed along.
>
> > Oregon Electric thought they had all of the contracts in the  
> Portland Metro area
> My Blink is scheduled to be installed by Joseph Hughes Construction.  
> I am sure there are others too.
>
> > That owner said that he had talked to Nissan and was told that
> > his car and ours were the only 2 Leafs that made it onto the
> > ship that sailed after the earthquake.  There were more to be
> > loaded, but the captain sailed without them for safety.
> > I wonder if that is true.
>
> This is far from what truly happened. 1500 LEAFs left Japan headed  
> to the US on 5 different ships in the weeks before the quake. The  
> last pre-quake ship left with 600 LEAFs the day before it hit. You  
> can read the details in my story posted here.
>
> There has been at least one Nissan transport ship that has left  
> Japan after the quake, but I have not heard any confirmation if  
> there were LEAFs onboard.
>
> You can tell if your car was in the pre-quake lot or not based on  
> the email that you received from Nissan. If, like the email John  
> recently shared, it said:
>
> > As a result of those events, you might have noticed the delivery  
> timing on your "my account" page has been changed to "pending."
>
> then your LEAF did not make it out before the quake and you will  
> have some delays.
>
> However, if you got an email that said:
>
> > We wanted to take a moment to let you know that your Nissan LEAF™  
> left Japan before the earthquake and tsunami occurred, and even with 
>  all that's going on, it is on its way and should arrive on schedule.
>
> Then you likely will get your car this month or early next month at  
> the latest.
>
> Regards,
> Pat
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Sue Martens <suemartens at me.com> wrote:
> We were hooked up today by Oregon Electric.  The installer thought
> they had all of the contracts in the Portland Metro area, but others
> of you have had others install, haven't you?  We are only the 11th
> that they have installed with 56 total to be done.  We live in Sandy
> and he had installed another here earlier today.  That owner said that
> he had talked to Nissan and was told that his car and ours were the
> only 2 Leafs that made it onto the ship that sailed after the
> earthquake.  There were more to be loaded, but the captain sailed
> without them for safety.  I wonder if that is true.  The news article
> made it sound like there were many onboard.
>
> Now we just need a car!
>
> Sue and Jim
>
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