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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:24 pm

koolaukid wrote:Went around the island this morning, starting and ending in Kaneohe. Ended up with 22 miles left although it got down to 13 at the peak of the climb coming into the Wilson tunnel.

Very cool, thank you for the report. Any idea if Hertz will start offering EVs in Hawaii? They should.

koolaukid
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:10 am

I've got an upgraded EVSE and it works well. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
scott@lava.net

fulabu
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:37 am

jj50 wrote:
daSilvaLeaf wrote:has anyone been using the evseupgrade for charging?
does it work well?
any safety issues?
any warranty issues?
is it eligible for state rebate? fed tax credit?

aloha


I'm also planning on buying the EVSE upgrade, so I'd be interested in other people's experiences in Hawaii. I'm gonna have an electrician install a 240v L6-20 outlet soon, I'll let you guys know how it goes.

I think that basically it seems like it works well, and is safe.

Regarding the warranty issues, this is from the EVSEupgrade website:
"It will not void the warranty on your car. In the US we have the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act which is a United States federal law, (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.). Enacted in 1975, it is the federal statute that governs warranties on consumer products. Among other things, It prevents manufacturers from denying warranty coverage from aftermarket upgrades. The only way they can deny a claim is to unequivocally prove that the upgrade did damage to your car. (see previous question) However, the warranty coverage on the EVSE itself will be voided. However, We stand behind our work and cover the upgrade for a period of 1 year, which offers additional peace-of-mind."

Regarding the state tax rebate, see here:
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3072
Has anyone tried to claim the state rebate for the EVSE upgrade?

-jj50


I have the evse upgrade and it works great. No safety issues at all. I'm trying for the state rebate; we'll see. I'll let you know.

seswindale
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:20 pm

Do you think the prepaid service plan that I was offered at the time of purchase is a worthwhile purchase? What about the extended warranty?

JJnHAWAII
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:58 pm

The extended warranty may be worth the cost or at least peace of mind in case a major component does fail. Overall I expect this vehicle to be mostly trouble free throughout its life until the batteries begin to degrade. If the dealership tried to sell you the warranty for the price they offered me then I would say it is not a good deal. ( $2,775) Apparently, you can shop around for the warranty because it is a warranty from Nissan and not the dealership. I have read on this forum that some people have purchased the 8 year gold plan for around 1K.

That being said I have not purchased the extended warranty. I believe you have until 12,000 miles to purchase the warranty no questions asked. I probably will end up buying the extended warranty at some time, because it is like insurance just in case something does go wrong outside the 36 month period. Remember the batteries are covered for 8 years...

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:03 pm

Why would you need a prepaid service plan for the Leaf.. what is there to service?

We have several threads on extended warranty plans, read them so you dont get ripped off. I believe you can get the 8 year Nissan Factory Warranty complete bumper-to-bumper plan for about $1100. Probably a good deal with a new car.

jj50
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:23 pm

Just received some OEM rubber floor mats today. I purchased them through Marlboro Nissan here:

http://www.nissanaccessories247.com/999E4-8X000

Note that you can't order online because a glitch in their system doesn't show the state of Hawaii for shipping. But you can call their toll-free number and speak to Jamie, he took my order over the phone.

$80.99, and free shipping to Hawaii! :) Way cheaper than the local dealers. The mats look good, too.

-jj50

daSilvaLeaf
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:11 pm

man, i paid $2775 for the extended warranty. i feel like i just got leafjacked.
what dealerships are offering the extended warranty for $1100?
i going see if i can get my money back.

just got my evse upgrade, it works great.
i got an extra evse for sale at cost. i didn't want to pay $75 for the replacement fee. i figured someone else would like to buy an evse upgrade, then pass on the extra evse cord. if interested i live hilo - zakshimose@msn.com.

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dpodoll
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:55 pm

daSilvaLeaf wrote:man, i paid $2775 for the extended warranty. i feel like i just got leafjacked.
what dealerships are offering the extended warranty for $1100?
i going see if i can get my money back.

just got my evse upgrade, it works great.
i got an extra evse for sale at cost. i didn't want to pay $75 for the replacement fee. i figured someone else would like to buy an evse upgrade, then pass on the extra evse cord. if interested i live hilo - zakshimose@msn.com.

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JJnHAWAII
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:26 pm

I see enterprise is offering leaf rentals on Oahu and they have installed charging stations at their airport location.

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/energy/evr ... 20news.pdf

That is all well and good for Enterprise to charge there leafs waiting for the prospective renters, but what about while they are driving around the island. What happens once they make it back to their hotel, can they charge at the hotel? I think the charging infrastructure has to be there for anyone to want to rent the leaf on Oahu.

Am I wrong on this or is there a charging infrastructure that I am missing some how?

Does anyone know the timeframe for new charger installations? I for one am getting increasingly impatient with the rollout of the charging stations. This could be your only car on Oahu if there were at least some charging points scattered around the island. I purchased my leaf and now I want to drive it everywhere and not be "tethered" to my charge point at home. Does anyone else have an opinion on the subject?

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