Bob4017 wrote:The tax issue is if you think Nov. 27 is the end of the year.
Right, it's Nov 31. I stand corrected.
JPC2822 wrote:If I get the AV unit- which I highly doubt I will- I will have another licensed electrician do the work- NOT the AV contracted electrician! I am waiting to see what the Leviton home charger will cost.
Am I missing something, or did you not answer your own question. The FAQ (which I presume you wrote) asks what is different about the dock. The answer is about the company. Can you answer the actual question?evnow wrote: Q:what's different about the Nissan LEAF charging dock?[/color]
A:the Nissan LEAF charging dock is made by AeroVironment (AV) http://www.avinc.com, a technology company that has been on the leading edge of electric vehicle charging technology since the 1980s. AV played a key role in developing the prototype of the first mass market EV, has a line of testing equipment used widely by EV manufacturers to test their technologies, and has been supporting industrial electric vehicles with charging systems for ten years. AV's home charging system is based on years of experience and proven technical expertise, making it an ideal solution for your home and your Nissan LEAF.
They charge $100 for assessment (something done for free by any electrician)planet4ever wrote:Far be it from me to defend what I agree is an outrageous charge, but in fairness we should admit that it may require three trips - assessment, installation, city inspection.OrientExpress wrote:I have to agree that $1200 ~ $1300 is outrageous. If you take a standard labor rate of $120, that means that the installer needs 10 hours to install a charger.
Leviton is currently stating that their plug adaptor will require a Leviton certified installer. I would suspend judgement until you find out the tax for that detail.storeman86 wrote:I just got my quote back from AV for a garage installed wall mounted charger. I was informed AV charges a fixed price for the easy installs then goes up from there. My was an easy install. I have a 50Amp 220v plug already installed when the house was built just for the EV charger station. So I am being charged $1,199.90 to install 2 bolts and plug in the unit, plus $150 for a permit not need because it's plugged in therefore it's an appliance by my city building Dept. Permits were previously made for the plug when the house was built. Then $49.95 for shipping, $721.12 for the wall unit and $70.31 for California sales tax.
Seems to me the 32A 220v plug-in Leviton unit is going to be a much better deal. I'm just waiting for Leviton to publish there plug-in price.
AV is a military contractor, not a consumer company. Exactly what kind of support do you think they are going to be capable of providing under a warranty, anyway? Try calling their customer support line. Makes Comcast seem like Zappos.LEAFer wrote:Which, of course, will give AV an excuse to void the warranty. So the choice is Leviton (and others) or AV (with possibly no warranty). Up to the user to decide which of these units to buy based on design/attractivness, portability, durability, price, etc.EVDRIVER wrote:Yes, it can.smkettner wrote:I honestly believe a 50a appliance cord from Home Depot could be attached to the wall unit and it could just be plugged in.
Anyway that is my plan.