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Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013, 6pm, drinks prior

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:14 pm
by TonyWilliams
Nissan LEAF Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to attend a meeting we have scheduled next week as an opportunity for Nissan LEAF owners to meet key members of the LEAF team and participate in a discussion covering the recently announced enhanced battery warranty. In addition, we plan to preview (before our formal announcement) the new 2013 Nissan LEAF to guests in attendance.

When: Tuesday, January 8th:

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Cocktails and informal viewing of 2013 Nissan LEAF.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm: Meeting and discussion with:

* Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
* Billy Hayes, Vice President of Global Sales for the Nissan LEAF
* Jeff Kuhlman, Nissan Head of Global Communications

Where:

Hotel Valley Ho - Sands Meeting Room (see parking below)
6850 East Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 248-2000

Quick Charging Available and Parking: We'll be able to provide quick charging on-site, to those who may require it. The Sands meeting area is adjacent to both parking and the Quick Charger, and is located at the corner of 69th Street and Indian School; we'd encourage guests to park there.

RSVP: LEAFadvisors@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday evening in Scottsdale, exchanging information, and sharing details on the soon-to-be announced 2013 Nissan LEAF.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:43 pm
by GeekEV
This is just my $0.02, but the recent announcement of a capacity warranty (regardless of how you feel about it) is a HUGE step in the right direction and a major course correction for Nissan. Whoever attends, please don't turn the open house into an openly hostile environment. As the tough questions, sure, but be polite. Let's not make them second-guess their recent change in attitude...

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:09 pm
by LEAFfan
[quote="TonyWilliams"]Nissan will host an open house in the Phoenix area on Tuesday, January 8th.

Andy Palmer, Executive Vice President – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd
Billy Hayes, Vice President of Global Sales for the Nissan LEAF
Tim Gallagher, North American Communications Manager
Dave Reuter, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Nissan Americas
Jeff Kuhlman, Nissan Head of Global Communications
Chelsea Sexton, Advisory Board Chairman
Phil Sadow, Board member
Tony Williams, Board member


[b][u]Details are tentative[/u][/b]:

8 or 8:30 a.m.

Valley Ho Hotel
6850 East Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 248-2000

A CHAdeMO quick charger may be available.[/quote]

Jeff said that Tim "will" have a QC, which means it is certain.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:53 pm
by EdmondLeaf
Nice to see that "climate" is changing, however for now, I will keep driving my CNG car, infrastructure is great, and driving cost similar to Leaf. Hopefully soon there will be progress in battery capacity/range and without worry will be possible to do 100 miles

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:45 pm
by LEAFfan
EdmondLeaf wrote:Nice to see that "climate" is changing, however for now, I will keep driving my CNG car, infrastructure is great, and driving cost similar to Leaf. Hopefully soon there will be progress in battery capacity/range and without worry will be possible to do 100 miles
Ed, do you have a GX? If so, what year? Mine was a 2000, and it had very high maintenance costs. Due to 'dirty' fuel, it cost me over $3K to fix it. I will never go back to CNG. Also, natural gas is a finite natural resource, and I love using the sun for energy.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:04 pm
by EdmondLeaf
LEAFfan wrote:
EdmondLeaf wrote:Nice to see that "climate" is changing, however for now, I will keep driving my CNG car, infrastructure is great, and driving cost similar to Leaf. Hopefully soon there will be progress in battery capacity/range and without worry will be possible to do 100 miles
Ed, do you have a GX? If so, what year? Mine was a 2000, and it had very high maintenance costs. Due to 'dirty' fuel, it cost me over $3K to fix it. I will never go back to CNG. Also, natural gas is a finite natural resource, and I love using the sun for energy.
Yes it is GX or Natural Gas, I really need 100 mile range, and considering all CNG is the best for me for now.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:05 pm
by TomT
Per the guidelines in the letter, just don't use it more than once a day... ;)
LEAFfan wrote:Jeff said that Tim "will" have a QC, which means it is certain.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:04 pm
by LEAFfan
TomT wrote:Per the guidelines in the letter, just don't use it more than once a day... ;)
LEAFfan wrote:Jeff said that Tim "will" have a QC, which means it is certain.
I've asked for the updated manual that supposedly says that multiple QCs in a day are ok, but the dealer said they didn't have any.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:09 pm
by jspearman
Tony, I hope you are driving your RAV4.

Re: Meeting with Nissan, Phoenix, Jan 8, 2013 Breakfast

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:24 pm
by TomT
Per the FAQ attachment in Jeff's posting for Andy Palmer regarding the battery warranty: Q. How does the frequency of fast charging affect the rate of capacity loss? Are there other factors that influence the rate of capacity loss?
A. Quick charging the vehicle more than one time a day will affect and may hasten the rate of battery capacity loss.
LEAFfan wrote:
TomT wrote:Per the guidelines in the letter, just don't use it more than once a day... ;)
LEAFfan wrote:Jeff said that Tim "will" have a QC, which means it is certain.
I've asked for the updated manual that supposedly says that multiple QCs in a day are ok, but the dealer said they didn't have any.