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Sondy132001
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Delivery Date: 02 Mar 2015
Leaf Number: 016225
Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:48 pm

Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:
Sondy132001 wrote:
SageBrush wrote:OP: What date did original delivery take place and how many miles are on the odometer ?
You may be eligible for a new replacement battery under warranty, or at least substantial financial assistance from Nissan.



My free battery option ended last November and I didn't have the necessary miles/low battery to get it boooo I still have 9 bars on my battery.

Thanks everyone for answers ! Yes I am on SCE, not SDGE, am I still eligible for the $7500 discount per the Nissan website ?

I'll just go with the 2018 Leaf =) I signed up for one.


The SDG&E discount was $10,000, so not sure what you're referring to with the $7500 one?

Was it the federal tax credit for buying an EV? If so, then it depends on your tax situation (did you pay more than $7500 in federal taxes last year?). If not, then you're going to need to fill in some more detail.

On another note, fellow SCE customer, have you applied your clean fuel rebate yet? https://www.scecleanfuel.com/

It's a $450 credit for current SCE customers who own an EV.



Seriously you rock I just filled that out with SCE, had no idea ! I don't pay taxes I get money back, per the IRS website looks like I get back $7500 back federal and $2500 back from California if I buy an electric car, not sure on leasing tho? But to get that amount back I'd buy a new leaf .
2012 Nissan Leaf SL with QC 23,362 miles as of 3/5/15 Cayenne Red Mission Viejo, CA

Oils4AsphaultOnly
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Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:09 pm
Delivery Date: 20 Nov 2016
Leaf Number: 313890
Location: Arcadia, CA

Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:43 pm

Sondy132001 wrote:

Seriously you rock I just filled that out with SCE, had no idea ! I don't pay taxes I get money back, per the IRS website looks like I get back $7500 back federal and $2500 back from California if I buy an electric car, not sure on leasing tho? But to get that amount back I'd buy a new leaf .


Well, technically, you did pay taxes; you've simply gotten back the overpayment you've made each year. But anyway, since you've already checked the IRS site, then you qualify to receive the tax credit.

In a lease, NMAC (Nissan's financing branch) takes the federal tax credit and passes that on to you as a discount in your lease payment calculations. This is a loophole that permits lower income folks to benefit from the tax credit without fully qualifying for it.

The California state tax credit cannot be gamed in the same way, so you'll have to apply for that yourself regardless of purchase or lease.

Let us know how your 2018 leaf works out!
[2013 leaf traded for 2016 leaf S30:
build date: Sep '16 :: purchased: Nov '16
1 May 2017 - 7300 miles & 363 GIDs
6 Sep 2017 - 13k miles & 359 GIDs]

RonDawg
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Delivery Date: 11 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 027089
Location: SoCal

Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:42 pm

As far as knowledgeable SoCal dealers, I got my 2012 Leaf from Frank Consoli at Tustin Nissan. Hopefully he still works there, because he was extremely knowledgeable about the car, and mentioned things I should know about like not leaving it fully charged for long periods of time, and about the battery degradation issue (this was before the Klee settlement was finalized).

It's a bit of a drive for you (and won't be possible in your old Leaf unless it has QC), but when the Leaf was new to the market, a lot of people were buying them from Fontana Nissan even if they didn't live in that part of SoCal.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

RonDawg
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Re: South Orange County (CA) Nissan leaf owner needs help

Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:45 pm

Oils4AsphaultOnly wrote:The California state tax credit cannot be gamed in the same way, so you'll have to apply for that yourself regardless of purchase or lease.


And unless you are a "low income buyer" the CVRP fund is currently out of money, so you'll be put on a waiting list. Do still apply for it as soon as you get the car*, because pending applications are funded on a first-approved basis until the money runs out again.

*Unlike with the HOV stickers, you don't have to wait for license plates to be assigned to apply. I did it on Frank Consoli's computer at the dealership.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL

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