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Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:41 am

I've been keeping up on most of these threads but honestly I haven't paid a LOT of attention to the EVSE talk until now (I finally have a delivery month). Unless I'm missing something the only EVSE that is currently available for purchase (and delivery!) that is under $800 is the AeroVironment one. It sounds like Leviton will have a 16A unit "soon" but I haven't seen a date or a price for that unit.

I really don't want to give any more money to AV if I can avoid it. I'm annoyed at their whole process. However, I want to get my EVSE installed and figured out by March so I can be ready for my Leaf. So... do I have this right? Is AV the only one right now? Any guesses on the chances of something else being available by March?

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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:57 am

Good chance that other "lower priced" EVSE options will appear before March.

If you NEED one NOW, that is different.

Leviton, SPX, etc. should be "soon", we hope.

I plan to get by on L1 for a while if I need to, since I might only drive the 76 freeway miles every other day, and have the Prius if needed.
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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:02 pm

Voltec is $490 if you can pretend you have a Volt on order
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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:40 pm

smkettner wrote:Voltec is $490 if you can pretend you have a Volt on order
unless you have a Volt on order, that will not work. They check now...
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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:40 pm

I wonder what Ecotality will do with slightly used Clipper Creek once they replace it with Blink. ebay it ?
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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:23 pm

mitch672 wrote:
smkettner wrote:Voltec is $490 if you can pretend you have a Volt on order
unless you have a Volt on order, that will not work. They check now...
How many can you get for forum members with your Volt-ermort reservation? ;)

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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:27 pm

AndyH wrote:
mitch672 wrote:
smkettner wrote:Voltec is $490 if you can pretend you have a Volt on order
unless you have a Volt on order, that will not work. They check now...
How many can you get for forum members with your Volt-ermort reservation? ;)

Can't one make a reservation and cancel?

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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:51 pm

Volts don't have reservations. I put down a $1,000 deposit to place an order, only after the order has entered into production, will I be able to buy the EVSE.

So much for that idea.
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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:57 pm

If I had a Volt I would explain how I need ten Voltecs at my various places I visit.... Then ebay them for $625 :D
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Re: Sub $800 EVSE - AV the only game in town right now?

Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:14 pm

smkettner wrote:If I had a Volt I would explain how I need ten Voltecs at my various places I visit.... Then ebay them for $625 :D
Well, that's a nice idea. good luck getting SPX to sell you more than 1 EVSE
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