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

chris at darkstarpro.com chris at darkstarpro.com
Thu Apr 14 14:54:47 PDT 2011


I should have looked at the images! Blue came in a very close 2nd for us,
but the silver ended up winning!

--Chris

> 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
> problems...
>
> The important question: What color?
>
> Sounds like we'll have a lot of LEAFs crawling around town in no-time!
>
> --Chris
>
>> 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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