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

Marshall, Wendy Wendy.Marshall at greshamoregon.gov
Thu Apr 14 15:35:33 PDT 2011

I think those pictures are good!  I am so jealous of all who ordered.  I have one reserved, but my job got eliminated, and I had to take a 1-year position with a pay cut, so I haven't moved forward.  If you all keep talking about your new Leafs, I might have to go ahead and get mine!

Leafless Wendy :(

From: Ken Bookstein [mailto:kenboo4 at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 2:04 PM
To: oeva-list at oeva.org
Subject: [Oeva-list] picked up Nissan Leaf from dealer last night

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:






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