Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information
Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:30 am
tinaCA wrote:Good luck with that - I just got the estimate for our install - $2200. Our carport is 40' from the panel even including going up through the attic. They quoted us for 100' of wiring, but the technician who visited spend about 5 minutes at our home and didn't measure anything so not sure where he got that number.
Yeah thats unfortunate. Makes you think they're pulling a random number out of the air.
With the California-lead EVSE program, we paid the technician about $370.
$150 for the city permit, $50 for obligatory fees to go with that, $100 for the contractor's labor in obtaining the permit,
$70 for installing the EVSE unit in a spot further away from the electrical panel. The spot where they wanted to install it at no additional cost only allowed the charger to reach one side of the garage. We wanted to be able to park it on either side, therefor we had to pay extra. Wasn't too fond of having to pay extra for that, but we needed it in that spot.
All-in-all, it's worked flawlessly thus far. We're pretty much driving with the leaf about 80-90 miles a day (2 separate trips). The EVSE charger has allowed us to do this.