I vote for #2.
Graffi wrote:One of the Selling Points the dealer used in selling (leasing) the Leaf was the ability to charge for "FREE" at any Nissan dealer whenever we drive outside of the local area. It was not something written in a contract so they can change it, but it is counter to good customer relations to start charging after the purchase.
Gotta love it when dealers make promises on behalf of other
dealers and ones they don't have to keep, since it's some other random dealer.
Keep in mind that dealers are not owned by the automaker itself due to the pesky franchise laws we have in the US. I only became aware of this fact due to all the battles Tesla's been fighting on this on a state-by-state basis. (Google for tesla franchise laws
Paul, thanks for filling us in and giving us some insight. This might explain why at least 2 dealers in my area recently got Chargepoint equipment installed on their Nissan CHAdeMO DC FC.
24/7 access is a must. No lock boxes with breakers turned off please
Problem is, the DC FC might already have been placed somewhere that doesn't facilitate that.
And, as we've discussed numerous times here on MNL, dealers would likely rather not have random people hanging out after the dealer's closed.
Sure, I'd love the above but also can see their POV.