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Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:32 pm
by EcoCarRental
I thought I would start a thread for the island of Maui.

I made a Google Map for Maui EV charge stations here - http://www.evcarrentals.com/mauievchargestations.htm - I'm interested in any input on how to make the map as accurate & user friendly as possible.

We're also participating in the Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance - http://maui.hawaii.edu/eva/home/ - whose purpose is to prepare a multi-year EV implementation plan for Maui County.

FYI - As of 5/21/2012, our local Nissan dealer has 14 Leafs in stock.

Shaun

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:22 pm
by padamson1
EcoCarRental wrote:FYI - As of 5/21/2012, our local Nissan dealer has 14 Leafs in stock.
Wow. 14 LEAFs on the island of Maui, that's a lot for that area. Wonder how fast they're leaving the lot...

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:33 pm
by Boomer23
When I was there 14 months ago, that dealer had a $5,000 "Added Markup" sticker on most of his new cars on the lot, including the one LEAF that was there and for sale. If that's still the case, small wonder that they're not moving.

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:00 pm
by padamson1
Boomer23 wrote:When I was there 14 months ago, that dealer had a $5,000 "Added Markup" sticker on most of his new cars on the lot, including the one LEAF that was there and for sale. If that's still the case, small wonder that they're not moving.
Depending on the options, that's about 13% cost add-on. From my days living on isolated islands around the US that falls in line with an "island price markup". I don't know the shipping intricacies of Maui vs Oahu but that doesn't seem too outrageous a starting point for haggling.

Even though a LEAF seems well suited for a small island, having 14 LEAFs at a dealership seems risky to me as I'm not sure how many people on Maui that can afford to pay that much for a car.

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:19 pm
by EcoCarRental
I don't think they will have too much of a problem selling them. As of end of March there were 38 Leafs, 9 Volts & 2 iMiEVs on Maui. The dealer has been marking them up quite a bit, but that doesn't mean they are getting what they ask. Although, before the State $4500 rebate funds ran out it probably was easier to get more.

Shaun

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:30 am
by Young
EcoCarRental wrote:I thought I would start a thread for the island of Maui.

I made a Google Map for Maui EV charge stations here - http://www.evcarrentals.com/mauievchargestations.htm - I'm interested in any input on how to make the map as accurate & user friendly as possible.

We're also participating in the Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance - http://maui.hawaii.edu/eva/home/ - whose purpose is to prepare a multi-year EV implementation plan for Maui County.

FYI - As of 5/21/2012, our local Nissan dealer has 14 Leafs in stock.

Shaun


I saw quite a few Leafs there in April when I was visiting. I was not aware of your company then.

Young

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 9:48 am
by UkrainianKozak
What is a ballpark price of renting a Leaf on Maui?

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 11:13 am
by EcoCarRental
UkrainianKozak wrote:What is a ballpark price of renting a Leaf on Maui?

With the 10% forum discount the total price (including all taxes & fees) would be $383.77 for 7 days.

Shaun

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 3:24 pm
by Young
EcoCarRental wrote:
UkrainianKozak wrote:What is a ballpark price of renting a Leaf on Maui?

With the 10% forum discount the total price (including all taxes & fees) would be $383.77 for 7 days.

Shaun


This is less than what I paid to Hertz.

Young

Re: Maui, Hawaii

Posted: Fri May 25, 2012 4:00 pm
by JPVLeaf
Young wrote:This is less than what I paid to Hertz.

What kind of car did you rent? A Leaf?
How much was their weekly rate?