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Central Ohio

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:11 pm
by Mikedemana
Hi,

I tried to start this thread on the Newbie page, but maybe it will work better here. I bought (well, leased...) my Leaf on Sept. 7, a ocean blue SL I've decided to nickname "Neptune." The color and space age design inspired that.

Anyway, who else owns a Leaf around here? And what's the scoop on public chargers? I went to Easton the night I purchased my car and discovered that you need a card to activate the Blink stations. So, I ordered one of those, and then signed up for the freebie Chargepoint card. What else should I get?

What do we have here in the Columbus area that is free, as far as public chargers? And do we have any Level 3 chargers anywhere in the area?

Hope to see my fellow Leaf owners on the road...

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:27 am
by KennyLewis
Try www.plugshare.com. I leased my leaf at Buckeye Nissan in Hilliard back in February. No problems or complaints in 5000 miles.

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:36 pm
by nunezj12
I live in Dublin, Ohio and I've had my Leaf for a year now. There are chargers at Easton and across the street at the Easton WallMart. We also just got chargers at Tuttle mall. There are also a few downtown, near Goodale park, at in the State House parking garage, and off Gay st. I've heard they're also at the Dublin administration building and rec center. Oh and the OSU CAR has public chargers. All are level 2. All are free but the ones downtown you have to pay a parking meter.

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:30 pm
by SalisburySam
Hello topic members! Just a note: you may wish to also read the topic http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9950&hilit=Central+Ohio. There are more posts on the topics you've raised.

As to L3 charging stations, I've heard of none in Ohio, certainly none in Central Ohio.

So, including me, looks like there's only a handful of LEAFs in the Columbus area.

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:11 pm
by Docpec
I Leased my 2012 SL Leaf from Nissan North (near Polaris Mall) on RT23. Would like to meet with other Leaf owners in the area to discuss Leaf stuff.
Doc

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:46 pm
by SalisburySam
More than happy to meet! How about Easton Towne Center, Starbucks, sometime later this week or next?

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:23 pm
by nunezj12
I'm not sure if anyone's aware, but Green Energy Ohio is hosting their spring event in Dublin next weekend. There's going to be several speakers/workshops on EV topics, including an EV owners forum. Their asking EV owners to bring their cars in on Saturday for an "EV Park and Show" (you get free admission to everything). Also, there's a reception on Friday showcasing a mobile solar array EV charger. More details here:
http://www.greenenergyohio.org/page.cfm?pageID=3510

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 2:55 pm
by MikeinDenver
I figured I would bring this one back from death. I am moving to the Columbus area next month however I may be staying in an extended stay for a few months. With a commute of about 9 miles do you think I could get by with public charging? When I make the plans for the extended stay I am going to ask about 120v charging but I don't want to rely solely on that. I have looked at plugshare and there are a few L2 on the northern side of town. The only other option is to leave the LEAF in CO with the wife and drive the gas guzzler truck back and forth to work. I would prefer the LEAF but I can't run into issues with being able to get to work.

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:13 am
by nunezj12
MikeinDenver wrote:I figured I would bring this one back from death. I am moving to the Columbus area next month however I may be staying in an extended stay for a few months. With a commute of about 9 miles do you think I could get by with public charging? When I make the plans for the extended stay I am going to ask about 120v charging but I don't want to rely solely on that. I have looked at plugshare and there are a few L2 on the northern side of town. The only other option is to leave the LEAF in CO with the wife and drive the gas guzzler truck back and forth to work. I would prefer the LEAF but I can't run into issues with being able to get to work.


Can you say what part of Columbus you'll be living and/or working? The chargers around here are kind of hit or miss.

Re: Central Ohio

Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 6:48 am
by SalisburySam
Completely agree with nunezj12 in that charging stations are few and far between. On the NE side of the city, Germain Nissan has two L2 stations available outside their building, plus one in the service bay and one in the delivery bay. By now they may also have an L3 station. They are convenient if you are staying or working in the Easton area. The local power company, AEP, also has an L2 station on the East side of the city right off I-280.