ElectricAvenue
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Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:43 am
Delivery Date: 29 Oct 2011
Location: Victoria, BC

Re: Canada- Reservations

Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:38 pm

tesla500 wrote:Picked my car up on Wednesday, from Southside Nissan! They said I was the first consumer delivery in BC, although there was no media coverage like you guys back east.


Congratulations! I'll bet your car left on its way to the dealer at the same time as mine, but of course having to take the ferry to Victoria means mine arrived later!

I picked mine up today (couldn't pick it up during the week). First impressions:

Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, this is so cool!

I'm charging it for the first time right now.


tesla500 wrote:[..] Carwings says "no service" when I try to connect. Has anyone else had problems with Carwings?


I have exactly the same problem. I've tried a couple of times from a couple of different locations, just in case it had to do with a problem with signal strength somehow. My name is long enough that I won't be trying it again for a while, I'm tired of trying to sign in using the touch screen. :D The dealer suggested coming in next week and they were going to look at the issue... I can't remember exactly how, because it's really not of importance compared to the car itself. Did I mention?

Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God, this is so cool!

myev
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Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:57 am
Delivery Date: 02 Nov 2011
Leaf Number: 3639
Location: Guelph, ON

Re: Canada- Reservations

Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:34 pm

Finally got my blue Leaf today. It was just sitting in the compound for the last couple of weeks - I gather that the dealerships don't have much control on when the trucking firms make their deliveries, so it was a "it'll get there when it gets there" sort of thing. Now it's time to go through the manuals and have some fun. And it may soon be time to start a new regional topic, 'Canadian winter experiences'.
reserved: 27/08/11
ordered: 04/10/11
delivery: 02/11/11
one capacity bar lost: autumn 2014

gboudreau
Posts: 71
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:24 am
Delivery Date: 25 Oct 2011
Leaf Number: 3697
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact: Website

Re: Canada- Reservations

Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:55 pm

Anyone else used the EVSEUpgrade option in Canada ?
When I sent back my unit, in exchange for an upgraded unit I already received, I was told the unit I sent was using a 16G wire, and I was charged an extra 50$ because they would need to change that cable in order to resell my EVSE.
I think I saw somewhere on this forum that they had already sold other units to Canadian, so the 16G wire shouldn't have been a surprise to them.
- Guillaume Boudreau

tesla500
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Delivery Date: 30 Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Contact: Website

Re: Canada- Reservations

Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:41 pm

Via the Canada Nissan Leaf Owners group:
GREAT NEWS!!!!! have heard through the grapevine this afternoon that the Province of BC is going to give out a $5000 electric car tax credit...and include those that have just bought!! Announcement tomorrow morning at 9am somewhere in Surrey...should we all arrange to meet out there (sorry to my friends in Ontario!) if we can figure out where???

Great news for those of us in BC!

ElectricAvenue
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Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:43 am
Delivery Date: 29 Oct 2011
Location: Victoria, BC

Re: Canada- Reservations

Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:13 am

tesla500 wrote:Great news for those of us in BC!


Great news for those in BC who haven't bought their car yet!

For those who signed up early enough to buy the car already, it's a little bit frustrating. It seems unfair for someone to be paid $5000 simply because they were on the waiting list with Nissan one month longer.

And what about sales between the announcement and December 1?

tesla500
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Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Canada- Reservations

Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:24 pm

ElectricAvenue wrote:
tesla500 wrote:Great news for those of us in BC!


Great news for those in BC who haven't bought their car yet!

For those who signed up early enough to buy the car already, it's a little bit frustrating. It seems unfair for someone to be paid $5000 simply because they were on the waiting list with Nissan one month longer.

And what about sales between the announcement and December 1?


Yes, it's frustrating. There's a campaign right now on the Canada Nissan Leaf Owners group to get the government to give the rebate to the people who have already bought. So far 7 of the 10 BC consumer deliveries are in that group, are you as well ElectricAvenue? The more people endorsing our letter to the people in charge of the rebate, the better.

I suspect anyone who hasn't taken delivery yet will tell their dealer to hold off until after Dec 1st.

ElectricAvenue
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Location: Victoria, BC

Re: Canada- Reservations

Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:00 am

tesla500 wrote:Yes, it's frustrating. There's a campaign right now on the Canada Nissan Leaf Owners group to get the government to give the rebate to the people who have already bought. So far 7 of the 10 BC consumer deliveries are in that group, are you as well ElectricAvenue?


Not yet. I have never signed up on Facebook. I kind of wanted to avoid that. :-) But I would like to see the letter and probably sign up to it.

ontariomonkey
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Delivery Date: 01 Dec 2011

Re: Canada- Reservations

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:39 am

We picked up our Leaf from St Clair Nissan in Toronto last night! We were the first retail customers so they took our picture, wish we had dressed up!

We have decided what to do about our level 2 charger. We looked into buying the Eaton one, and it was coming in at $1800-2200 uninstalled :o

So we ordered the AV one from Nissan for around 1k and have an electrician to put it in for $65 an hour. He thinks it will be around 2hrs. So we are happy with that and will use the trickle charger til then.

ontariomonkey
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:56 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Dec 2011

Re: Canada- Reservations

Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:55 am

PS We got an orphan that Nissan Canada corporate changed their mind about buying when they discovered that they did not qualify for the government rebate. duh. Can you imagine if Nissan sold themselves a car and then claimed $8.5k of taxpayer money as an incentive to buy their own car!!! Crazy!

Anyway, the dealer said there are 2 or 3 of these orphans left, they are in BC. He said he could get them to Ontario though so if anyone wants one quick, look into it. I'm a bit embarassed to say that we completely bypassed the whole on-line registration thing and got into this car quick as you like. Right place, right time. Sorry for those that have been waiting ages! :oops:

muus
Posts: 186
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Delivery Date: 16 Jun 2014
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada

Re: Canada- Reservations

Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:55 pm

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Leaf! It's interesting that Nissan Canada can't afford to purchase a Leaf without the $8500 Ontario incentive. How do you think the average person not in Ontario, Quebec or British Columbia will be able to afford one.

The sale of a used Leaf on eBay for $28,500 (US) is encouraging. One should be able to import a used Leaf into Canada and save over 10 grand.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2011-NISSAN-LEAF-SV-ONE-OWNER-LOW-MILES-NAVIGATION-BACK-UP-CAMERA-WE-FINANCE-/110771702317?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item19ca820a2d#ht_15013wt_1165
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