EVDRIVER wrote:The more people that tell Nissan that AV is out the more chance of reduced pricing or discounted EVSE pricing.
Yup. Don't just pass on the AV install. Call Nissan at the LEAF number between 8-5 PDT. Explain that the LEAF may be unaffordable because AV is quoting more than double the going rate for the installation of the charger. Ask them to get AV on the line with you to discuss the lack of an itemized cost breakdown for the time and materials and the appearance of gouging based on estimates you've received.
This may yield nothing, but Nissan and AV will start to feel the heat if everyone does this.
Based on the quotes posted here, it's clear AV is consistently out of line.
Then, if they don't bring the quote down to this planet, do the waiver thing and choose an electrician to do the work. Plenty of time, and plenty of electricians who want the work; no reason to rush.
p.s. I think mine could be the lowest AV quote posted here ($665 installation); but still 3x what it should cost, so I called NIssan and complained. Supposedly AV is looking into the estimate (not holding my breath).