JPC2822
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:02 pm

Boomer,
The licensed electrician who I found in the yellow pages read my AV quote and instructions. He said it would not be a problem and guarenteed his work. He said that his work and installation has a warranty of three years- of course the charger would not. The amount of money I am saving is enough to buy another charger if something goes wrong with the first one.
I am comfortable with the electrician I had come to my home because he explained all his work and the installation of the charger to me. AV's contracted electrician told me this: "Installing and connecting the AV Home Charger is not rocket science." He told me that it was not difficult to install the home charger whatsoever.
John Paul Cabrera
LEAF Order date 09/01, Fontana Nissan
Next ride: Silver SL LEAF VIN 313 with License plate Qbn LEAF
Estimated delivery: Was Week of February 11th, now Week of Feb. 23rd
Delivered 02/14/11!
AV cash-and-carry installed 12/16/10

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Lanzer
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Location: San Jose, CA

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:47 pm

Received my quote a few days ago, and I'm definitely added to the group of consumers who are questioning the pricing structure from AV and is researching on alternatives in terms of installation and equipment options.

Not only does it sound like there are alternatives that will provide cheaper installations, but there are also charging stations that are much smarter.

As someone who is interested not only in the environmental and political impact of the Leaf but also the technologies behind the products surrounding it, promise from other companies with a charger with touchscreen display where you can schedule charging times and review charging history is much more tempting.

I'm eagerly waiting for the competitors to offer alternatives. Meanwhile, here's the quote that I was given:

custom installation * 1,401.95
charging dock, wall mount 15' cable * 721.12
installation permit and processing 250.00
shipping and delivery 49.95
sales tax * US$73.49

total US$2,496.51

your quote details
1) INSTALL (1) 2-POLE 40A CIRCUIT BREAKER INTO EXISTING ELECTRICAL PANEL 2) RUN CONDUIT AND WIRE FROM ELECTRICAL PANEL TO EVSE LOCATION 3) MOUNT AND TERMINATE (1) EVSE ONTO WALL IN CUSTOMER'S GARAGE 4) PROVIDE CUSTOMER TRAINING AND OBTAIN PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

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garygid
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:53 pm

Where are you with over 10% sales tax?
See SOC/GID-Meter and CAN-Do Info
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
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EVDRIVER
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:19 pm

garygid wrote:Where are you with over 10% sales tax?



You can tax on shipping if it includes handling or processing.

ChicoBob
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:13 pm

garygid wrote:Where are you with over 10% sales tax?


There are also taxable items in the install price.
Bob

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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:46 pm

ChicoBob wrote:
garygid wrote:Where are you with over 10% sales tax?


There are also taxable items in the install price.



This materials wil not be taxed, they are part of the contractor supplied items which are tax prepaid usually.

Stoaty
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:51 pm

I just cancelled my Aerovironment appointment after reading about the price gouging that appears to be going on. I think I will wait for a cheaper alternative, given that I can't order until January anyway.
2011 Leaf with 62,000 miles given to Nephew
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DeaneG
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Location: Cupertino, CA

Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:00 pm

Good idea. When AV called to re-obtain my credit card information, five weeks after my EVSE site evaluation, my first thought was to say "what evaluation?". Maybe the $100 took me close to the front of the car line, but I doubt it.
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:29 pm

They seem to have been able to charge my credit card 8 weeks after doing the assessment (which came in at $3501).

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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:51 am



installation assessment video.....
reserved 7-26-2010, RAQ 7-29-2011... Order Cancelled 9/26/2011,
Schneider EVSE installed (9/15/2011)
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