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TomT
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:03 pm

I'm in Granada Hills 91344 and have a September reservation... I've qualified for the free EV Project charger according to the email I received.
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

JPC2822
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:39 pm

Kataphn wrote:I am in LA City, specifically Leimert Park and have reserved a blue SL though I would prefer green. I am interested in continued postings here by those in LA City. I have already started dealing with the DWP in preparation for getting the EVSE installed in our single family home (outside garage wall probably, no room in garage for cars). DWP and LA Building and Safety are sure not ready for this yet. Their information is non-existent at this point. I have gotten DWP to come to the house to make the drawing of where the TOU (time of use) meter would be installed by the electrical contractor. Application on DWP site for separate EV related meter is out of date and requires VIN number of vehicle and purchase date. I have told them verbally this won't work since I need to get the installation done prior to purchasing the car so that I can start charging it right away. Anyhow, I am interested in anyone else's experiences thus far.


Hi Los Angeles and LA County. I am in the city of San Gabriel. I wanted to share my AV home inspection and quote experience with you all. The more of us who demand a fair price the better!
AeroEnvironment or AV contracts it electricians to assess, give quotes and install the home charging stations. They sent an electrician to my home July 23rd. The electrician said that my install was "basic" and it would not be difficult. After inspecting my garage the electrician said it should be no more than the "$2,200" Nissan and AV are claiming the home charger costs (installation, wiring, etc).
The quote was supposed to take 2 to 3 days but in reality AeroEnvironment is taking close to two weeks (8 to 9 days) to return quotes. My friend who lives in Pasadena also got his quote from AV in 9 days. My friend's quote from AV was $2,340.
My quote from AeroEnvironment was $2,463. I believe that this quote is outrageous and that AV and/or its electricians are price gouging. The quote included the installation and wiring for a cost of $1,387. I had a professional licensed electrician come to my home August 5th to give me an estimate of installation and wiring of the home charging station. The electrician stated and drew up plans with a quote of $700! That is $763 LESS than the AV contracted electrician.
I called AV and they agreed that the price of their contracted electrician seems high. I asked about purchasing just the charging system. AV stated that I could do this although it would not have the warranty on installation or something. For the amount of money I am saving getting it installed by my own licensed electrician I can BUT another charging dock if something goes wrong. The electrician I had said that his work has a warranty of 5 years!
John Paul Cabrera
LEAF Order date 09/01, Fontana Nissan
Next ride: Silver SL LEAF VIN 313 with License plate Qbn LEAF
Estimated delivery: Was Week of February 11th, now Week of Feb. 23rd
Delivered 02/14/11!
AV cash-and-carry installed 12/16/10

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TomT
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:28 pm

If I was not getting the charger and installation for free on the EV Project, I'd definitely just buy the charger and do it myself.

Tom

[/quote]

Hi Los Angeles and LA County. I am in the city of San Gabriel. I wanted to share my AV home inspection and quote experience with you all. The more of us who demand a fair price the better!
AeroEnvironment or AV contracts it electricians to assess, give quotes and install the home charging stations. They sent an electrician to my home July 23rd. The electrician said that my install was "basic" and it would not be difficult. After inspecting my garage the electrician said it should be no more than the "$2,200" Nissan and AV are claiming the home charger costs (installation, wiring, etc).
The quote was supposed to take 2 to 3 days but in reality AeroEnvironment is taking close to two weeks (8 to 9 days) to return quotes. My friend who lives in Pasadena also got his quote from AV in 9 days. My friend's quote from AV was $2,340.
My quote from AeroEnvironment was $2,463. I believe that this quote is outrageous and that AV and/or its electricians are price gouging. The quote included the installation and wiring for a cost of $1,387. I had a professional licensed electrician come to my home August 5th to give me an estimate of installation and wiring of the home charging station. The electrician stated and drew up plans with a quote of $700! That is $763 LESS than the AV contracted electrician.
I called AV and they agreed that the price of their contracted electrician seems high. I asked about purchasing just the charging system. AV stated that I could do this although it would not have the warranty on installation or something. For the amount of money I am saving getting it installed by my own licensed electrician I can BUT another charging dock if something goes wrong. The electrician I had said that his work has a warranty of 5 years![/quote]
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

hobbyguy
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Location: Castaic - Santa Clarita, CA

Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:41 pm

In Santa Clarita as well. August order date...Had AeroVironment evaluation on July 12, still nothing back yet, seems to be a long time, should I call or email them? Hey Lettcco, have you talked with Valencia Nissan yet?

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Kataphn
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:50 pm

Hi LA area folks,
I continue to wait to hear from EV Project since I was told I was still in the running but they needed "more information" so I have not yet moved on the home assessment. But when I do, I will be sure to let you know what my experience is. Anyone have any dealings yet with DWP related to home assessment, etc.
I am in LA city, Leimert Park neighborhood.
I will be very glad to read any of your postings related to your LA area experience. If you could please also include in your posts who your utility company is.

Also are you tempted by Fontana Nissan's offer? Only 68 miles from them to my house.
Delivered: May 3, 2011
VIN: 1467 made 3-7-11
SL, Blue, eTec trim, EV project Blink
[purchased] as of 11-1-13: 25,000: 11 bars
Also have a PiP

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Kataphn
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:54 pm

Would be great if LA area posters could update their profiles to include "location" and put your city. That way, it is very easy to see the location of the poster while one is reading the posting and not having to scroll back.
Delivered: May 3, 2011
VIN: 1467 made 3-7-11
SL, Blue, eTec trim, EV project Blink
[purchased] as of 11-1-13: 25,000: 11 bars
Also have a PiP

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TomT
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:01 pm

I was very tempted and have already contacted them in fact. They got back to me immediately and I am on their list. I do have to say that I am waiting for the other shoe to drop as it simply seems to good to be true though...

Tom


Kataphn wrote:Also are you tempted by Fontana Nissan's offer? Only 68 miles from them to my house.
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

JPC2822
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Location: San Gabriel, CA

Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:32 am

hobbyguy wrote:In Santa Clarita as well. August order date...Had AeroVironment evaluation on July 12, still nothing back yet, seems to be a long time, should I call or email them? Hey Lettcco, have you talked with Valencia Nissan yet?


I will call AV to ask them for your quote immediately. Nearly four weeks is sickening! They must really be getting ready to GOUGE you! Was your install that complicated?
John Paul Cabrera
LEAF Order date 09/01, Fontana Nissan
Next ride: Silver SL LEAF VIN 313 with License plate Qbn LEAF
Estimated delivery: Was Week of February 11th, now Week of Feb. 23rd
Delivered 02/14/11!
AV cash-and-carry installed 12/16/10

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TomT
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Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:05 am

What is Valencia Nissan offering to do for us? They are fairly near me so would also be a consideration...

Tom

hobbyguy wrote:In Santa Clarita as well. August order date...Had AeroVironment evaluation on July 12, still nothing back yet, seems to be a long time, should I call or email them? Hey Lettcco, have you talked with Valencia Nissan yet?
59,991 miles/12 bars/289 Gids/68.54 AHr/101% SOH/101.64% Hx 7May15 w/ new Lizard (barely made the warranty).
71,770 miles/12 bars/256 Gids/59.04 AHr/88% SOH/87.92% Hx 3Mar16 at lease return.

Now driving a 2016 Volt Premier. Model 3 reserved.

hobbyguy
Posts: 134
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:11 pm
Delivery Date: 05 Jan 2011
Leaf Number: 000195
Location: Castaic - Santa Clarita, CA

Re: City of Los Angeles Leafers

Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:34 am

No pretty straight forward install. I will call them an see what's up. Valencia Nissan said MSRP, seems like they are looking forward to the Leaf.

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