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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:37 pm

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:40 pm

kingwindwardnissan wrote:man......when are they going to release the RAQ for Hawaii? Anyone know?


There are still some people (could be many) that haven't ordered from their Sept. ordering dates because of the delay with ECOtality. Nissan said their would be no October ordering emails until all the Sept. people have had a chance to order. If it is like the Sept. ordering, I'm going to guess it will be toward the end of Oct. before anyone in Oct. will be able to order.
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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:34 am

Ok, placed my order. I am a bit peeved at Nissan for making Level III charging capability a $700 option but I opted for it because I think in the long run the re-sale value will be higher with this option in place. I went with Windward Nissan since they are near my house. It seems every dealer on the island is giving MSRP plus Destination ($820) for a price. I could have gone with a California Dealer for less, even with shipping it to Hawaii, but it wasn't a big enough savings to be worth the extra hassle and it might have delayed me getting it.

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:41 am

My experience with AeroVironment so far leads me to the conclusion that they are complete clowns. They quoted my $4,000 to install the level II charger. This was based on upgrading the house from 100 amps to 125 amps on the theory that with my oven, all the burners on the stove, the dryer, the hot water heater, the microwave, and a whole bunch of other things on at the same time I would be using the level II charger I could exceed 100 amps. This is crazy because it will never happen, and even if it did, it would just mean turning something off and resetting the master breaker which is no big deal. They even assumed 30 amps for the hot water heater but I've never had it on (it is solar, and I've never used the electric backup, ever) which I told the assessor. I asked them over a month ago for a new quote without the upgrade but they have yet to provide one. I'm looking at other options to getting a level II charger and will let you know if I find someone who will give me a price. In the mean time my advice is don't waste your $100 with AeroVironmental. I wish I could get my $100 back. I think they are using their Nissan connection to bilk customers who don't know any better. In any case, level I should be adequate for my needs if I can't get a level II before I take delivery on the Leaf since it will be a rare day that I put more than 30 miles on the car.

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Re: Hawaii Leafs - Free Parking at UH

Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:53 am

See http://www.kaleo.org/news/resistance-to-electric-cars-shocks-one-professor-1.2359399. There is no question under Act 290 that UH and ALL state and county agencies must provide free parking to electric vehicles but that doesn't stop them from trying to weasel out of it. I am quite sure UH will be forced to follow the law and hopefully this will happen before I get my Leaf. Next, I take on the Airport, Blaisdell Center, Aloha stadium, and the Convention Center, all of which are also required to provide free parking under Act 290 but don't seem to be doing it. BTW, the free parking alone will save me as much as the fuel savings. Act 290 has no expiration date for the free parking but we will want to keep an eye on the Legislature to make sure they don't repeal it.

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:33 pm

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:25 am

akohekohe wrote:My experience with AeroVironment so far leads me to the conclusion that they are complete clowns. They quoted my $4,000 to install the level II charger. This was based on upgrading the house from 100 amps to 125 amps on the theory that with my oven, all the burners on the stove, the dryer, the hot water heater, the microwave, and a whole bunch of other things on at the same time I would be using the level II charger I could exceed 100 amps. This is crazy because it will never happen, and even if it did, it would just mean turning something off and resetting the master breaker which is no big deal. They even assumed 30 amps for the hot water heater but I've never had it on (it is solar, and I've never used the electric backup, ever) which I told the assessor. I asked them over a month ago for a new quote without the upgrade but they have yet to provide one. I'm looking at other options to getting a level II charger and will let you know if I find someone who will give me a price. In the mean time my advice is don't waste your $100 with AeroVironmental. I wish I could get my $100 back. I think they are using their Nissan connection to bilk customers who don't know any better. In any case, level I should be adequate for my needs if I can't get a level II before I take delivery on the Leaf since it will be a rare day that I put more than 30 miles on the car.


Well, AeroVironment finally revised my quote and it came in just over $2,200. Seems I finally got someone there who had some authority but I might add I had to really let them know how aggravated I was with them, stand my ground and be assertive. I really dislike having to be in people's face to get something accomplished but that is what I had to do. Once I got this straightened out there was only one date available for me to have the installation which fortunately was a day I could be home when they come to do the install. I hope they are able to do the install when they say so I can get the $1,000 federal tax credit this year. Who knows if the new congress will renew it.

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:48 am

kingwindwardnissan wrote:The crappy thing is that Nissan is now restricting each dealer to a certain # of units allowed. Sucks because once we reach our quota, we cannot sell anymore. And they based the number on a volume basis.


So, how many does that give for the total allocation on Oahu and for the state?

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:49 pm

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Re: Hawaii Leafs

Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:39 pm

I thought that each dealer gets a fresh allocation each month.
Is that not the case?
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