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Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 pm

Look at this!!

What other dealer is stepping up to the plate to put there wallet where there mouth is?

Good on them...and thanks for going this additional step in caring for the environment.

Why would anyone choose to buy a Leaf from any other dealer?
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:28 pm

Are you suggesting that the rest of the dealers are actually in a coma?
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:20 pm

Stoaty wrote:Are you suggesting that the rest of the dealers are actually in a coma?



I'd say yes to that question given no evidence to the contrary.

But my view is limited, so please fill in the missing fields!!
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:22 pm

This does not look like a dealer lot it looks like a sponsored advertising ploy not a good will gesture. If it is a dealership lot it still seems the same. Greenwashing and promoting sales. I would say the primary objective is to drive traffic to the dealer and I'm not so sure how green it is since we don't know the power source. If they handed out cans of food to the homeless I'm sure they would have the website printed on them and a free t shit with the same. Private sponsored charging (advertising) is simply an alternative model besides over priced per kw charges.

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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:23 pm

Smart of them. Wish more would follow suit.
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:25 pm

I'd rather see a dealership sponsor charging stations downtown than have more than one on the premises. Assuming that the sign is at an actual charging station...?
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:43 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:I'd rather see a dealership sponsor charging stations downtown than have more than one on the premises. Assuming that the sign is at an actual charging station...?

It's for real.

I took the picture today.

These two stations are in a public parking lot on Central Street in Evanston IL

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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Autobarn Evanston is one of the high-volume LEAF dealers in the US. They know the LEAF in depth and the have a lot of LEAF-promoting events. All power to them.

How do I know this, being in Colorado? Well, back when I was looking for our second LEAF, and there were none to be had in Colorado (during the lull between 2012 and 2013 availability) I called up a number of out-of-state dealers who advertised LEAFs nationally. I ended up buying from another dealer, but I got on the Autobarn mail list and have received frequent emails ever since. I wish we had as LEAF-conscious a dealer as this in Colorado.
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:11 am

This is good. I like it. The dealers are not waiting for Nissan or other charging companies, but putting their own charging stations in general parking spots is a great thing. If that serves a marketing purpose of driving more traffic and more EV sales, then more power to them.

We always complain how the dealers are slimy and such, but this is something to be applauded. Great job Autobarn Evanston
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Re: Dealer with a Consciousness

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:24 am

dont fear the EV, embrace it, knuckleheads.
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