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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat May 15, 2010 7:03 pm

SilverSL wrote:
leaffan wrote:Well, I drive NOW in the HOV with my blue plate so I don't see it being any different with the LEAF. :)

Leaffan, I will send you a Private Message with my e-mail address and phone number in case you are interested in continuing this conversation. I agree, you will be able to get a blue AF plate for the Leaf, but not HOV lane privileges. (My opinion from what I have researched) The AF plates (with the sticker in the middle) that were issued to some CNG or to some Hybrids were part of HOV privilege programs to encourage early adoption of the technologies and can not be transferred to a Leaf. These programs were intended for limited quantities of applicants and for limited qualifying vehicles.


You're confusing the two types. I do not nor never had a 'sticker/decal' for my cng Honda Civic GX. It is an AF plate, period, and isn't related to that other category of hybrids and bi-fuel cars. They stopped both of those programs and plates. It's category is 'Alternative Fuel/Dedicated' cars and a BEV is in this category also. Anyone that is issued an AF plate like mine (no decal) can go in the HOV by themselves anytime, any day. I hope this clears it up for you. :)
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SilverSL
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sat May 15, 2010 10:42 pm

leaffan wrote:You're confusing the two types. Anyone that is issued an AF plate like mine (no decal) can go in the HOV by themselves anytime, any day. I hope this clears it up for you. :)

After talking with a friend of mine who has a Civic Hybrid with the AF plate (and sticker) and doing more research on the ADOT site, the light finally came on. Leaffan, you are right! I was confusing the two plates. Thanks for your patience as I figured it out and for not flaming me. It does appear to be true that any vehicle with the Alternative Fuel plate has unrestricted access to the HOV lane.

SilverSL
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon May 17, 2010 7:09 pm

I haven’t seen any new place marks go up on the map for the Phoenix metro-area. There MUST be more than 4 of us… ???

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garygid
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Re: Phoenix metro-area

Mon May 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Assuming we have 100 to 200 out of the 10,000 Reservations on this forum (1 or 2 out of 100), then your 4 might possibly represent 200 to 400 total Reservations for your area.
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Skywagon
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Location: Chandler, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue May 18, 2010 6:08 pm

Hello fellow Phoenix people. I have been reading around and finally decided to join. I have reserved a blue SL and am looking forward to driving an EV again; having owned several electric vehicles (S-10EV's (GM built) and a Ranger EV) in the past. The only reason we stopped before was due to the removal of the last inductive paddle charging systems (2004-2005). It will be nice to have a longer range vehicle and far more public charging locations.

I attended the EV Project Open Forum hosted by eTec today and was one of the only non-corporate/goverment people there. It was interesting to see some of the familiar faces from the previous EV1/S-10E and other Avcon based charging platform vehicles. There are still some details left open as far as design and location for charging stations but the basic numbers are starting to take shape. There will be around 48 DC fast charging locaitons in the valley along with several hundred 220V chargers. This is great as the list of inductive stations could be fit on a business card as there were not that many.

Only hurdle I see now is the dealership ordering process as far as pricing and such.

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Azrich
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Leaf Number: 000604
Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Sun May 23, 2010 5:53 pm

Phoenix area Leafers, you may want to check out the information and PowerPoint I posted in the Tucson area section. I found some actual numbers of chargers coming to Arizona.
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Azrich
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Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:51 pm

Ok, it's almost June 30 and I have not heard from Nissan yet. I had been asked to fill out info about the EV Project free charger, but haven't heard if that is happening or not.

Phoenix people, have you heard from Nissan about scheduling the assessment for the charger yet?

If you have heard, were you asked about being part of the EV Project?

I thought I would have heard something by now, but maybe it is a regional thing. I would appreciate a response from everyone, if possible.

Thanks.
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SilverSL
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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:10 pm

Azrich wrote:Phoenix people, have you heard from Nissan about scheduling the assessment for the charger yet?

Richard,
I have not heard anything from Nissan since the “spread the word” e-mail they sent out on 5-28. I have e-mailed two local dealerships and have not heard back from either one of them either. I filled out the eTec survey and received a confirmation e-mail on 4-28 that the survey is being processed, but nothing since. I have not been contacted to schedule a home assessment yet.

Ken, Scottsdale

Carlos
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Leaf Number: 0872
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:38 pm

Newest Nissan Leaf eTec survey email arrived today at high noon.

Carlos, as we are still actively processing all eTec surveys, your results should be available in the next few weeks. we will be in touch soon to confirm if you have qualified for your home charging unit and installation as part of the U.S. government's EV Project.* should you have any questions, just call 877-NO-GAS-EV, join the LEAF live chat or e-mail us.
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LeafHopper
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Joined: Sat May 08, 2010 10:38 am
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Re: Phoenix metro-area

Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:08 pm

I received the same message as Carlos (except the name) at about noon today. Disappointing.

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