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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:14 am

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garygid wrote:Apparently, you MUST check "Custom", not "Standard" install to have a chance of getting a lower price.
Another reason to avoid AV. The guy comes out and gives an estimate. That sounds custom to me. Why does he not check the right box for a lower price?
I could have done a standard on the phone and saved the $100 sucker fee. My home is completely prewired specific for EV.
It even has a phone connector and ethernet connector 12" from the unit for communication and wifi if needed.
My thoughts exactly.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:33 am

He is checking the "Standard" box because that is what he was "trained" (told) to do.

He is not doing the pricing and bidding, and gets nothing for his efforts.

For a "Standard" install, 1-inch or 30-feet, he gets a flat $500 (so a birdie told me), and even that ONLY IF AV actually gets the job.

He does not know what we do about the AV "bids" and the AV pricing.

If you want to waste your $100, that is up to you, and you can choose who to blame it on.

Here I am just trying to offer a suggestion that might help you.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:51 pm

So why would anyone use AV? Look up "electricians" in the yellow pages and get three quotes (for free), just like you would for any home improvement job. With the residential housing construction in the tank, these guys are looking for work.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:32 am

companies are not yet selling evse direct to the public yet

even leviton wants the evse sold thru an electrician or one of their certified installers

we need em to just sell us outright and use our own electrician
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:33 am

I am still hoping to get more complete info
from http://www.EV-ChargeAmerica.com
about their EV2104 L2 EVSE

However, their site seems "down" at the moment.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:43 am

kmp647 wrote:companies are not yet selling evse direct to the public yet

even leviton wants the evse sold thru an electrician or one of their certified installers

we need em to just sell us outright and use our own electrician
Um, yes there ARE companies selling to the public. It's just that the public isn't buying them ... and for good reason. I know someone that has purchased their EVSE and has it up and running. Doesn't make sence? Read on and you'll understand.
palmermd wrote:
bgj wrote:It took them from July 19 till September 17 to give me an outrageous estimate of $3155.29. I just filled out a survey that Nissan sent about this company’s service. Needless to say I said it was the worst possible experience I could have had and it cost me a $100 to be insulted.
I'm still waiting for my insult to arrive (since Aug 9). I'm already preparing to send my nasty response. For some reason, I keep getting this small thought in the back of my mind that they might send me a reasonable quote. Every time I see a response here like yours, I realize that it is not going to happen.
My assessment was the cookie cutter assessment. But maybe this will help. With a bit of patience, I got 3 quotes on the existing plugs that have already been U.L. approved. If you think the $700 AV is over priced (not even counting labor) consider $2,000 to $3,000 (not counting install/permits/breaker/etc). Yea yea yea, some day they'll cost less. But there's a reason we have 60 pages of whining here. No one else is selling for $100. NO one is going to for a while. When it happens, people won't have to keep whining because they'll simply get the $100 model. I say, let's suck it up ... move on ... and just be glad there's an ev on the horizon. Even so ... let me know if/when the $100 version ever gets here.

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:22 am

I don't think people are sitting waiting for a $100 version but you can certainly go with AV and spend quite a bit of money or wait until the end of the year for other options. What units are you quoting? Sounds commercial.

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:52 am

A $3000 EVSE?
What modrl, etc. ... details please?

PRESUMABLY, EV-ChargeAmerica has one for under $1000 (was $649), but ... their web site is down at the moment.
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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:42 am

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Re: EVSE Installation, Info and Cost Comparison Thread

Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:49 am

There's that $100 home assessment ("inspection") again :roll: Sounds like an AV MO. Where's the price for the station ? Sorry ... not "buying" it :lol:
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