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jhm614
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Texas Home assessment email

Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:17 pm

I received my "home charging assessments now available" email today. WooHoo! However, when I log into my account, I don't see a way to schedule the appointment. ARRRGGGGGHHH.... Did anyone else get the email? If so, were you able to make an appointment?

J.
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

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philaphonic
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:20 pm

I got that email, too. For various reasons, I decided to wait until tomorrow to follow through. Hope it works...
Phil A. Phonic
2018 Pearl White SV
Houston, TX
24 Schuco 230 W panels, 5.5 kW DC rooftop
grid electricity = 100% wind

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jhm614
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:16 am

WooHoo! I was able to book my home assessment!

thanks for scheduling your home assessment
we look forward to seeing you on:

09/08/2010 01:00pm - 05:00pm
at the following address:
2011 Brilliant Silver SL - 110,000 gasoline free miles so far.
4BL: 06/29/13 @ 27 months, 43,520 miles, 42.56 Ahr. New 12 bar battery: 09/09/13
4BLx2:12/31/16 @ 69 months, 99,475 miles, 42.99 Ahr.

shay
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:22 am

I got the email yesterday as well. Today there is the process to setup the evaluation. I am debating whether I should pay the 100 bucks for it or not. I am planning on installing the power station myself.

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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:02 pm

shay wrote:I got the email yesterday as well. Today there is the process to setup the evaluation. I am debating whether I should pay the 100 bucks for it or not. I am planning on installing the power station myself.

In hindsight I think I should have passed on the assessment. My home is prewired and the install labor was still over $1000
I hope the $100 will apply toward the EVSE product only as I will not pay the ~2200 total install even if 50% tax credit.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
I-Pace on order for end of 2018 delivery

shay
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:27 pm

smkettner wrote:In hindsight I think I should have passed on the assessment. My home is prewired and the install labor was still over $1000
I hope the $100 will apply toward the EVSE product only as I will not pay the ~2200 total install even if 50% tax credit.

I am not sure if my 225 amp service is sufficient for one of the power stations. That is crazy for the installation even if your house was not prewired.

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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:29 pm

You really only need a 20a 240v circuit to drive the 3.3Kw charger of the LEAF
Although I believe the AV EVSE calls for a 40a circuit.
The EVSE is just a glorified connector, it is not the charger that is already in the LEAF.
225 amp home service is plenty.
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
I-Pace on order for end of 2018 delivery

shay
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:40 pm

smkettner wrote:You really only need a 20a 240v circuit to drive the 3.3Kw charger of the LEAF
Although I believe the AV EVSE calls for a 40a circuit.
The EVSE is just a glorified connector, it is not the charger that is already in the LEAF.
225 amp home service is plenty.

I was looking at the Coulomb Tech one which is 30 amp http://www.coulombtech.com/files/CT500- ... ly2010.pdf. As far as service load, I have got a 5 ton AC, electric cooktop, double wall oven, and a couple of pool pumps. The water heater and heater are natural gas.

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philaphonic
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:57 pm

I'm a wee bit confused. The federal tax credit for the home charger expires 12/31/10, according to http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pdf/incentives/nissan-leaf-incentive-56.pdf, but in the "tell me more" link for home installation info, it says:
"step 2 - purchase*

after you've received your home charging dock installation quote, it's time to decide on a payment method. you have three options to choose from:

1. pay AeroVironment Inc. in full. you can do this anytime after you've ordered your Nissan LEAF
2. Include the price in your Nissan LEAF retail installment loan
3. include the cost in your Nissan LEAF lease"

Now, Nissan says I can't even order a Leaf until 2011, but I find it hard to believe AeroVarmint wouldn't want to take my money and install the charger this year. Are they contractually obliged to wait?
Phil A. Phonic
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Houston, TX
24 Schuco 230 W panels, 5.5 kW DC rooftop
grid electricity = 100% wind

smkettner
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Re: Texas Home assessment email

Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:25 pm

My quote from AV specifically expires 12/31/2010
If you want the tax credit I would count on completing the install by 12/31/2010 even if you have to pay cash.
I plan to buy just the EVSE (no install) and possibly by from a different source by 12/31/2010

I think it is going to be a scramble for AV to fill all orders by year end. That must be why the high quotes.... lots of last minute overtime
1 bar lost at 21,451 miles, 16 months.
2 bar lost at 35,339 miles, 25 months.
LEAF traded at 45,400 miles for a RAV4-EV
I-Pace on order for end of 2018 delivery

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