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

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:01 am
by AndyH
mitch672 wrote:
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
And since SPX is a large corporation that exists to make a profit, I'll bet they're keeping a close eye on those precious voltec units - it's much better to keep them in the warehouse, right?

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

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:00 am
by mitch672
AndyH wrote:
mitch672 wrote:
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
And since SPX is a large corporation that exists to make a profit, I'll bet they're keeping a close eye on those precious voltec units - it's much better to keep them in the warehouse, right?
You would think they'd sell to anyone Andy, but it seems to not be the case. They actually check with GM to make sure you have a confirmed Volt order in production, before they will sell you one, and they want to install it as well of course like AV. check out the gm-volt.com forum, they are guarding their EVSE's like they where gold plated.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:32 am
by garygid
SPX apparently has a non-Volt version, due out "soon".

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

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:22 am
by smkettner
I can understand that during the rollout GM wants to make sure actual Volt buyers have first access to the Voltec.
I believe this will all change in a six to twelve months.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:48 pm
by gasmiser1
A woman from Schneider called me today. They received my name from a list at an EV event either in SJ or Richmond, CA late last year.

I didn't have time to get into things with her, but her number is: 1(401)789-5735.

Maybe Schneider EVSEs will be coming to the market soon. I remember from the EV show that their pricing for the unit would be competitive with AV and Levition.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:04 pm
by AndyH
mitch672 wrote:
AndyH wrote:And since SPX is a large corporation that exists to make a profit, I'll bet they're keeping a close eye on those precious voltec units - it's much better to keep them in the warehouse, right?
You would think they'd sell to anyone Andy, but it seems to not be the case. They actually check with GM to make sure you have a confirmed Volt order in production, before they will sell you one, and they want to install it as well of course like AV. check out the gm-volt.com forum, they are guarding their EVSE's like they where gold plated.
Thanks Mitch. I've a small bit of business/marketing experience but am no master at it. It just seems strange to me that a company would turn customers away - it seems so...backwards.

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

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:45 pm
by garygid
Backwards ... like making a deal with GM to get a $400 kickback from GM on each EVSE sold to a Volt owner in exchange for making it a Volt-Only product?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:29 pm
by AndyH
garygid wrote:Backwards ... like making a deal with GM to get a $400 kickback from GM on each EVSE sold to a Volt owner in exchange for making it a Volt-Only product?
You know the penalties for lible, right? Or do you have proof?

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

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:35 pm
by garygid
I was simply asking a question of possibility, not trying to make a statement of truth.