They use military spec wire and sold gold circuit breakers so it will last. They also give away a free air freshener if you sign the contract before you discover you can save money elsewhere.prberg wrote:I just got my custom quote from Nissan/AV. Ouch. $2086. My install is also very simple. I would think less than an hour of work. I'm installing the EVSE about 2 feet from my main circuit panel. Just seems too high to me. I'm in Los Angeles by the way.
Regarding the charger installation, my city's building permit office (West Sacramento) is requiring all sorts of weird information about the charger before they approve the permit. They want official documents which clarify whether the charger needs venting installed, as well as confirmation of the required conductor s...ize & number of conductors. Aerovironment could not answer these questions. HELP!
Sorry to hear that your quote is taking so long! You can be sure that your AV quote will be close to double (maybe more) than your independent quote! PLEASE call AV and tell them you want to be put on the "list" of those who want to purchase the home charger system by itself. Maybe AV will then bring down the price of their price gouging contracted electricians!Boomer23 wrote:I've been waiting 40 days for my EVSE installation quote.
I was one of the first to get an assessment, on July 1. I've had a few conversations with Nissan and AV, with apologies and reassurances from both for the delay. All the while, my account on the Nissan site read "Looking forward to seeing you on July 1."
I recently took one of those surveys on the Nissan site "Please rate our web site" and told them I was not impressed. A day or so later, my account now reads "We visited you on 8/10/2010. We'll get back to you with a detailed quote on 72 hours." The visit date is inaccurate by 40 days. We'll see how soon they respond with a quote.
Oh, and the site also says "Amount Charged $-1". So I'm waiting eagerly to see that dollar in the mail soon.
I'm bracing myself for a quote resembling Cinmar's quote. I don't need trenching, but I have a packed 100 amp panel with 30 amp breakers for my solar PV system and a conduit run of more than 60 feet from the panel to the garage. I also asked the AV contracted electrician to investigate and quote on a separate TOU meter from my utility, SCE. So they might be taking some time to get the details on that from SCE.
Meanwhile, I got an independent quote to just install a new 40 amp 220V breaker and wiring, conduit and a new junction box in the garage. This quote was $1,783.
Hi Peter!prberg wrote:I just got my custom quote from Nissan/AV. Ouch. $2086. My install is also very simple. I would think less than an hour of work. I'm installing the EVSE about 2 feet from my main circuit panel. Just seems too high to me. I'm in Los Angeles by the way.
Hi Peter.prberg wrote:Yeah I wonder what 'special' wire they are using that would drive up the cost of the install by so much. Maybe they sprinkle some moon dust on the cables when they are done to improve connectivity.
Some great advice here. I am going to talk to my local electrician to get a price from him. But what exactly do I need him to do? Install a new 220V 40 amp circuit? Do they need some special outlet to connect to the AV unit? Seems like the Leviton unit is more friendly to independent installers. I should also ask for a 120V GFCI 20amp plug at the same time in the same area for backup?