ishiyakazuo
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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:17 pm

I happened upon 1234 EL on Friday in Schaumburg. Now that's an easy to remember license plate!
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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:56 am

ishiyakazuo wrote:I happened upon 1234 EL on Friday in Schaumburg. Now that's an easy to remember license plate!


Finally saw a LEAF with > 3000 plate number (last two were on Tesla's) ... it was a white one in Deer Park / Lake Zurich area and the plate was 3128 EL, this was just over this past weekend. More than likely, that owner probably didn't get the 10% IL MSRP EV rebate so at least that hasn't totally nixed EV sales here.
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ishiyakazuo
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Re: Chicagoland area

Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:52 am

redLEAF wrote:
ishiyakazuo wrote:I happened upon 1234 EL on Friday in Schaumburg. Now that's an easy to remember license plate!

Finally saw a LEAF with > 3000 plate number (last two were on Tesla's) ... it was a white one in Deer Park / Lake Zurich area and the plate was 3128 EL, this was just over this past weekend. More than likely, that owner probably didn't get the 10% IL MSRP EV rebate so at least that hasn't totally nixed EV sales here.

Could also be a used one... they'd get a new plate number. However, if it's higher than Dino's number, it could well be a dealer-issued plate, making it a little more likely to be new (maybe?)
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Re: Chicagoland area

Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:52 am

ishiyakazuo wrote:
redLEAF wrote:
ishiyakazuo wrote:I happened upon 1234 EL on Friday in Schaumburg. Now that's an easy to remember license plate!

Finally saw a LEAF with > 3000 plate number (last two were on Tesla's) ... it was a white one in Deer Park / Lake Zurich area and the plate was 3128 EL, this was just over this past weekend. More than likely, that owner probably didn't get the 10% IL MSRP EV rebate so at least that hasn't totally nixed EV sales here.

Could also be a used one... they'd get a new plate number. However, if it's higher than Dino's number, it could well be a dealer-issued plate, making it a little more likely to be new (maybe?)


I suppose that's possible ... wasn't close enough to see how old it was; newer ones can have the 17" alloys which make them a bit more distinctive that the '11's and '12's ; as far as dealer issued EL plates, I doubt that as although the IL SOS had a number of extra ones made, unlike the 'regular' issue plates, unless a dealer is a high volume EV seller they wouldn't let them have them on hand to assign at time of delivery. I'm not sure how they treat the Tesla 'stores' but all the new ones seem to get the yellow temporary plates so even they probably don't get a stack of EL plates.
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ishiyakazuo
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Re: Chicagoland area

Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:00 am

redLEAF wrote:I suppose that's possible ... wasn't close enough to see how old it was; newer ones can have the 17" alloys which make them a bit more distinctive that the '11's and '12's ; as far as dealer issued EL plates, I doubt that as although the IL SOS had a number of extra ones made, unlike the 'regular' issue plates, unless a dealer is a high volume EV seller they wouldn't let them have them on hand to assign at time of delivery. I'm not sure how they treat the Tesla 'stores' but all the new ones seem to get the yellow temporary plates so even they probably don't get a stack of EL plates.

The '11/'12 ones have the side indicator lights as well (which might be easier to spot at a distance).
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Re: Chicagoland area

Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:04 am

I leased my Leaf from Rosen Nissan in Gurnee. Soon after I bought it, they installed a CHadeMO and said I could use it for no charge. I stopped by Zeigler Nissan who took over the dealership as Rosen retired, and they wanted to charge me $10 to use it. I didn't use it and it really turned me off to using Zeigler as a dealer for future purchases.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:39 am

I leased my Leaf from Rosen Nissan in Gurnee. Soon after I bought it, they installed a CHadeMO and said I could use it for no charge. I stopped by Zeigler Nissan who took over the dealership as Rosen retired, and they wanted to charge me $10 to use it. I didn't use it and it really turned me off to using Zeigler as a dealer for future purchases.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:00 pm

r1234567 wrote:I leased my Leaf from Rosen Nissan in Gurnee. Soon after I bought it, they installed a CHadeMO and said I could use it for no charge. I stopped by Zeigler Nissan who took over the dealership as Rosen retired, and they wanted to charge me $10 to use it. I didn't use it and it really turned me off to using Zeigler as a dealer for future purchases.



While the new dealer has, (I suppose..could be certain things in the contract with respect to the previous dealer and Nissan Corporate,) every right to charge for the L3 charge, I feel it is bad policy in that it is "negative" toward the Leaf and FOR SURE, I would not even think of buying or leasing a car from them.

Thanks for posting this..and I might suggest you talk with the, (get to the General Manager or the owner,) and if they will not reverse their policy..or as a minimum, grandfather in previous purchasers, let them know that you are going to write to Nissan Corporate and go to their website giving them an "F". That will have an impact as they are "graded" by corporate on their sales and service.

Let us know if there is any change!!
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:40 am

OK, Chicagoland (actually question is for all IL EV drivers who have EL plates); it's a quite rare occurrence to start of with (having only run across 1 other so far 'in the wild') but saw a BMW i8 today and it had ... drum roll please ... IL EL plates on it! (plate was 2565 EL to be specific).

These plates, as per the IL SOS site (link below) are for 100% electric powered cars and NOT PHEV's (like the Volt, C-Max Energi, BMW i3 REx, etc.) so perhaps they're relaxing the restriction a bit or this person has some clout? I would think that it perhaps was a Tesla to BMW trade-in or some other 'mistake' as the i8, although a fantastic car in its own right, can only run about 15 miles (EPA estimate) on 100% electricity, the rest of its range of course is gas powered.

Definition (625 ILCS 5/12-805): “The owner of a motor vehicle of the first division or a motor vehicle of the second division weighing 8,000 pounds or less propelled by an electric engine and not utilizing motor fuel, may register such vehicle for a fee not to exceed $35 for a 2-year registration period

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/license_plate_guide/electric_vehicle.html

Car was spotted in Buffalo Grove cutting through the Shell station (but of course to avoid the long red light!) at Rt. 83 and Arlington Hts Rd.; I've got to keep my smart phone ready for any future sightings ...

Believe me, if I happen to trade my '12 LEAF for a PHEV in the future I'd love to exchange my low numbered EL plate to tout the fact that it at least runs partially on pure electricity so if they now 'waive' the 'affirmation' (see IL SOS site) that would be good news to Volt, i3 REx, etc. drivers as well (save a few bucks on license fees) ... the plate isn't pretty (plain white background with black letters) but only runs $35 for every two years versus $101 every year.
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:29 am

DMV will eventually catch-on. I had passenger plates a while back on a pick-up. I received a letter a few months later to replace the plates with truck plates.
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