[Oeva-list] picked up Nissan Leaf from dealer last night

chris at darkstarpro.com chris at darkstarpro.com
Thu Apr 14 14:51:03 PDT 2011

That's awesome! Some users have reported strange issues with the Blink
with the first usage, but usually unplugging from the car, power cycling
the Blink, and going back through the setup process on the Blink fixes the

The important question: What color?

Sounds like we'll have a lot of LEAFs crawling around town in no-time!


> We picked up our Nissan Leaf from Nissan Gladstone yesterday evening.
> Everything went pretty smoothly. I was told this was the first leaf they
> sold at the dealership. The drive home was amazing. Totally silent.
> At first, when I plugged in the Blink charger, it did not recognize that
> the
> car was attached. I turned off the breaker to the charger, then turned it
> on
> again, and that seemed to make it recognize the car. It started charging a
> short time later. The charger makes a fairly arresting "click" sound as it
> begins charging. The front of the car, behind the windshield, has some
> eerie
> blue LED lights that glow as it is charging, a very nice, kind of
> mysterious
> touch. One can hear the faint hum of a fan as it is charging. I got an
> interesting message on the info panel on the blink charger, something
> along
> the lines of "The electric utility has delayed charging until 9:57 pm."
> Not
> sure what that means.
> Very exciting!
> I drove the car to work this morning for the first time. Got lots of
> questions, as expected.
> Some initial terrible pictures I took:
> https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7tFk9Q-qmzYZmQyNmUwOTAtYzYwNC00MzkwLThmNDctNDNkY2I1MjU0YjAx&hl=en
> https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7tFk9Q-qmzYOTU4OGJmZjQtMjU0My00Mzc1LTliZGItY2VmYWU1OTQ2YmIy&hl=en
> https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7tFk9Q-qmzYMGUzZjliYjYtMzFhMi00NmMyLWIyOWEtNjc0MzM2YTI0YTQ4&hl=en
> https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7tFk9Q-qmzYOTA4YjU2MWMtMzMyYi00Mjk5LWJlODQtNzI0ZTRkOWFkYTdj&hl=en
> https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7tFk9Q-qmzYNDZmYTM3N2MtY2YyNC00MjI0LWJkNmUtMTk0YTAzYTc5ZTM0&hl=en
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