smkettner
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:18 pm

x2 AV recently called me also, no thanks

AV could at least offer to give the $100 sucker fee as credit on the evse purchase
(to be a discount without actually dropping the price)
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EVNation
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:11 pm

Surprise on my doorstep today. The AV EVSE with the longer 25' cable I had ordered two weeks ago that they said was backordered 4-6 weeks had arrived. Seems the backlog is clearing up fast.

Be good to get it installed but I have been doing fine without it due to short commute and multiple charging opportunities during the day.

Install looks like it will be as straightforward as I hoped.

LBCev
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:14 pm

I have been holding out for an EVSE that is comparably priced to the AV unit but I think my LEAF will be here before any of the competitors make it to market. Today I was in contact with GE, SPX and Leviton and only one - GE - could sell me an EVSE today and that was an older industrial model costing $3K. I'm starting to think that AV cash and carry is the way to go. Can anyone offer a Level 2 alternative that is under $900, available today and not EV Charge America? (Level 1 won't work for me :( )
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sparky
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:42 pm

LBCev wrote:...Can anyone offer a Level 2 alternative that is under $900, available today and not EV Charge America? (Level 1 won't work for me :( )
Have you pleaded with EVProject to do an install at your house? Their purpose in life is to get these L2 and L3 EVSEs out there. I was outside of the EVP zone initially and not formally part of LA metro, but I emailed the Western region reps and made my case and ended up with the first Blink installation. Otherwise, I was planning to go with the AV cash-carry option since it seemed the most real and my install is cake.

EVNation
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:36 pm

Since I had a charger I was replacing and install was easy, I decided to just buy a new AV charger (after tax beni it was about the price of upgrading my current charger).

They were backorder on 25' cable but I needed that. They said it would be 4-6 weeks and it took 2.5.

My AV quote was $1200 for the basic install. I had them reassess and they dropped it to $800 labor. I went with self install and had a great local guy do it (PM if you want contact). He arrived today (in a Rav4EV) and did it in less than an hour much cleaner than I would have. $150. Much more reasonable and given the work involved, I would have just done it but at that price, left it to the pro.

Plus I kept my other charger for my second location once cable upgrades are easily available.

ColumbiaRiverGorge
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:10 pm

sparky wrote:
LBCev wrote:...Can anyone offer a Level 2 alternative that is under $900, available today and not EV Charge America? (Level 1 won't work for me :( )
Have you pleaded with EVProject to do an install at your house? Their purpose in life is to get these L2 and L3 EVSEs out there. I was outside of the EVP zone initially and not formally part of LA metro, but I emailed the Western region reps and made my case and ended up with the first Blink installation. Otherwise, I was planning to go with the AV cash-carry option since it seemed the most real and my install is cake.
Sparky,

I live sixty miles outside of the I-5 corridor in Hood River, Oregon. Because of this EVproject told me I was not elgible. I will be driving to the I-5 corridor once every two weeks for metro shopping. Could you send me an example of your letter and who to address this too, please? Derekjnwright@yahoo.com
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:45 pm

Aerovironment no longer requires electricians to be certified through their program. I guess that makes since after their "cash and carry program" would require you to get our own electrician. Now any electrician can purchase the EVSE direct (hopefully discounted) and install. Could only be good for future pricing...

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aleph5
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:57 am

Yes, I expected a lot of buzz here about the Milbank deal. It looks like for many of us the race is now on between Leviton and Milbank. Price and availability.

smkettner
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:47 pm

smkettner wrote:All bids should have an expiration. Most likely AV would still do the work at the same price but they can change things if they like after the expiration. Just standard stuff incase some install requirement changes or pricing needs to be adjusted etc.

It will be interesting if the ability to schedule the install on the dashboard will go away after 12/31/2010
I just noticed my contract expiration has been changed to 12/31/2011 :lol:
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garygid
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Re: Aerovironment EVSE install information

Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:47 pm

The old contract expired 31 Dec 2010.
If you paid and AV has not yet installed, you can (most likely) get your money back, if you want to do so. But, it would depend upon what the purchase contract said, I suppose.
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