EVDRIVER wrote:The boxes are a complete rip off, yes. In a while you will be able to buy these with the cord for about $600 I bet. The ones rated for outdoor use are more costly.
I'm afraid you have totally missed the point here. You will not be charged anywhere near $2200 for "the box". I would be surprised if the hardware part was even close to $600. What you are paying for is service
. Here is what Nissan says:
FAQ: We expect the standard home charging dock installation to be around $2,200, but this will vary with the age and configuration of your home.
added] Now, listen to what the associated video says:
... a certified electrician will visit your home and determine the best way to install the charging dock. The quote will vary based on the age and configuration of your home. ... Now that you've received your quote it's time to install. ... On the day you choose, the electrician will come to your home and install the charging dock. He will run a dedicated 240 V circuit from your electrical panel to the garage then mount the charging dock. Finally the electrician will run diagnostic tests to make sure your dock is working properly.
This doesn't sound like a rip off to me if the cost includes two home visits by a professional, and running in-wall conduit (as the video shows) from your breaker box to where the EVSE will be mounted.