sorphin
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:02 pm
Delivery Date: 18 Apr 2013
Leaf Number: 403273

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Tue May 28, 2013 9:53 am

smeara wrote:I am strongly considering buying a Leaf and would want to run a 240V outlet to the outside of my home. Does anyone have a good recommendation for electrician? I live in the City of St. Louis. Trying to figure out what the "total cost" of owning a Leaf.


Keep in mind. You'll be able to deduct 30% of the cost of your EVSE installation off your taxes. As for electricians.. Reinhold Electric is alright.

nworbekim
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 016902
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Tue May 28, 2013 6:52 pm

sent you a pm with a recommendation.

wsbsteven
Posts: 47
Joined: Mon May 06, 2013 7:55 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 408488
Location: Saint Louis, MO

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Tue May 28, 2013 8:11 pm

smeara wrote:I am strongly considering buying a Leaf and would want to run a 240V outlet to the outside of my home. Does anyone have a good recommendation for electrician? I live in the City of St. Louis. Trying to figure out what the "total cost" of owning a Leaf.


I used Reinhold in South County as they are a sub contractor for us at work. They did a good job on my project but they employ many so ymmv as usual.

http://reinholdelectricinc.com/

Wagahai
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Apr 2012
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:31 pm

We went with Grasser Electric for our install. No idea if they're cheapest or not.. we bought the charger off of amazon. They were great to work with though and we've used them for a number of other projects and been VERY happy.

On another note, I swapped my 2012 after a year (10k miles) for a 2013 and for St. Louis driving it's been a MAJOR improvement. My day starts around Highway K & 70 in O'Fallon, MO.. I work over near Page and 270.. I usually get back home with about 50% battery remaining (without driving conservatively). Previously I was lucky to have about 30% left. Obviously different routes, driving conditions and locations make a huge difference.. but with the new ECO route function I can even get home with 60% left. The normal route I always drove before is improved though, so I have to say, as a St. Louis driver, the improvements they made do help us in our environment.

eAddict
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:30 pm
Delivery Date: 24 Jun 2013

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:51 pm

Just got our LEAF yesterday! Am in 63021!

nworbekim
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:08 pm
Delivery Date: 02 Jan 2013
Leaf Number: 016902
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:29 pm

welcome!

eAddict
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:30 pm
Delivery Date: 24 Jun 2013

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:52 pm

sorphin wrote:2013 Silver SV here in the Lou. Came from Fusz (they always take care of me, so they continue to get my business). @wsbsteven I'm in SoCo too.

Edit: As an aside.. If you're ever around the Maryland Heights area... French Gerleman (right off of Page) has a charger outside (they don't advertise) that is free to use... Clippercreek... it fed my '13 6KW w/o issue.

Been looking at the building via Bing Maps and rotating the view. Where is the charger located?

CoffeeAddict
Posts: 15
Joined: Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:08 pm
Delivery Date: 01 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 412972
Location: O'Fallon MO

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:13 pm

I am in the process of moving and will be buying a car shortly after (used to walk to work). I'll be out in O'Fallon driving to Lucas & Hunt off of 70 each day (a few miles past the airport). No charging stations at work yet, Google pegs the round trip at just under 60 miles. Given the weather in STL, any thoughts on if the Leaf range will cut it for me year round? I've heard really hot and really cold can cut the range and I'll only have about 15 miles to lose :)

Thanks!

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ksnogas2112
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Joined: Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:56 pm
Delivery Date: 23 Jun 2012
Leaf Number: 021881
Location: Lenexa KS (Kansas City)
Contact: Website

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:47 pm

CoffeeAddict wrote:I am in the process of moving and will be buying a car shortly after (used to walk to work). I'll be out in O'Fallon driving to Lucas & Hunt off of 70 each day (a few miles past the airport). No charging stations at work yet, Google pegs the round trip at just under 60 miles. Given the weather in STL, any thoughts on if the Leaf range will cut it for me year round? I've heard really hot and really cold can cut the range and I'll only have about 15 miles to lose :)

Thanks!


Coffee, from other side of the state, you should be mostly good but in the worst winter weather you'll want to bundle up, especially socks. Even if you go for a '13 SL or SV with the better heater in the deep cold it will still use the resistance heater which sucks up battery juice like no body's business.

Here's a good thread - viewtopic.php?f=23&t=12621

Personal example, May 1, 2013 - drove route and that day m/kWh was 5.5. Next day after it snowed and was slushy, same trip was 4.5 miles/kWh and later that night with the heater on it was 3.5 miles/kWh.

If you preheat at home and use the heated seats and steering wheel you should be good especially if you can keep it down to 55 instead of 70 mph.
Tom in KS
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Wagahai
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Delivery Date: 12 Apr 2012
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: LEAFs in St. Louis, Missouri?

Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:27 pm

CoffeeAddict wrote:I am in the process of moving and will be buying a car shortly after (used to walk to work). I'll be out in O'Fallon driving to Lucas & Hunt off of 70 each day (a few miles past the airport). No charging stations at work yet, Google pegs the round trip at just under 60 miles. Given the weather in STL, any thoughts on if the Leaf range will cut it for me year round? I've heard really hot and really cold can cut the range and I'll only have about 15 miles to lose :)

Thanks!


I'm near K/Mexico in O'Fallon and I drive to Page/270 daily. With my 2012 I would get to 70/270 just as I lost my 2nd bar of charge as I hit 270 under perfect conditions. I'd make it home with 40ish percent. With my 2013, my 2nd bar drops at the same place.. while going highway speeds with AC on, etc. These days I get home with about 50% remaining running AC both directions. If you'd like to arrange a quick trip there and back to see if it'd work, drop me a message.

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