[Oeva-list] Nissan Leaf/Ecotality questions

Gary Graunke gary at whitecape.org
Tue May 31 16:16:43 PDT 2011


Two things--you probably really want the more expensive model with the DC-
quick-charge 30 minute charge capability. You can't upgrade it later.

Secondly, the car's 3KW charger is in the car. The EVSE is not the charger--
that is the part you get for being in the DOE study. 

Gary

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011 03:59:39 PM Jay Kubicky wrote:
> We submitted a request for quotation through the Leaf website over the
> weekend and got a response the same day from our local dealer (Royal Moore
> in Hillsboro).  The price was around $600 under MSRP (I just tried to log
> in but it's already expired - was only good for two days, which seems kind
> of short for something with a 3-6 month lead-time).  I've read that we
> should qualify for a free charger from Ecotality, but the salesguy (I
> forget his name, but there's apparently just one guy at Royal Moore who
> handles to Leaf) told me we wouldn't qualify for the free charger if we
> bought the cheaper SL model.  I can't find anyplace where this is written
> down, nor does it make sense to me... does anyone know if this is true or
> not?
> 
> Also, my read of the Oregon tax credit (
> http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pdf/incentives/nissan-leaf-incentive-41.p
> df) is that we would get $750 towards the car but, presumably, no credit
> for the charger if it were free.  If we did have to pay for the charger,
> it looks like the credit is 25% of the cost up to $750 (hopefully the
> charger is less than $3K).  Do I have this right?
> 
> 
> Thanks,
> Jay



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