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redLEAF
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Re: Chicagoland area, another station (wind powered!)

Sun May 30, 2010 2:52 pm

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chijayhawker
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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:49 pm

I don't suppose any Illinoians have received the e-mail regarding the Aerovironment charger installation review? I know I haven't. I guess this is because we are not in the initial distribution wave area. Contradict me if you did receive the e-mail.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:19 pm

chijayhawker wrote:I don't suppose any Illinoians have received the e-mail regarding the Aerovironment charger installation review? I know I haven't. I guess this is because we are not in the initial distribution wave area. Contradict me if you did receive the e-mail.
Nope...I'll post here is I hear anything about anything.....hopefully the rest of the Chicago area guys will too!

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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:31 pm

Nyet, nada, non, ???, não, ?, nein, .... that would be a 'no'

will be sure and share anything I get as soon as I get it as well ...
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:09 am

Are we all 'early adopters' folks ... oh, yeah!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 1541.story
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redLEAF
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:17 am

First PR notice I've seen by a Chicago area Nissan dealer ... I bought a car from a VW dealer in Libertyville back in '88 (a Brazilian made VW Fox) but haven't had any recent experience out that way. Anyone else stop by this dealer ?

http://www.prlog.org/10772338-chicago-n ... hones.html
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Ualdriver
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:51 pm

redLEAF wrote:First PR notice I've seen by a Chicago area Nissan dealer ... I bought a car from a VW dealer in Libertyville back in '88 (a Brazilian made VW Fox) but haven't had any recent experience out that way. Anyone else stop by this dealer ?

http://www.prlog.org/10772338-chicago-n ... hones.html
I think they're over in that "dealer's row" area in Libertyville. I don't live too far from there and would consider buying from them. If anyone chats them up, please post!!

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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:32 am

Heard this was coming ... confirms for Chicago (not the LEAF which is still being considered but the Mitsu appears to be here first), also heard this same story on WBBM driving in; they quoted by mid-year 2011:


http://www.chicagotribune.com/classifie ... 419.column


the I-Go car sharing would be a good way to have an extended test drive as well before buying --- let's see when they actually get here!
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:28 pm

I guess we all have over a year and a couple of months before we can get a Leaf. What other EVs are the rest of you looking at trying to acquire if you decide not to wait that long for the Leaf? Just curious.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:31 am

redLEAF wrote:First PR notice I've seen by a Chicago area Nissan dealer ... I bought a car from a VW dealer in Libertyville back in '88 (a Brazilian made VW Fox) but haven't had any recent experience out that way. Anyone else stop by this dealer ?

http://www.prlog.org/10772338-chicago-n ... hones.html
Greetings All!

I am new to the board (just registered today). I have put my location on the Leaf map though. I have an early Leaf reservation, and can't wait! I've been waiting for a decent EV for years (I lurked on the Aptera Forum forever, but gave up on that vehicle about a year ago).

I am mildly concerned about what the winter weather (and road conditions) will do to battery range. I have a 60 mile round-trip daily commute.

I have used Libertyville VW for an oil change in my 2006 Beetle TDI, they were very friendly and prompt. This is near my workplace, so I would definitely consider them for purchase. If they get a charging point (maybe a fast charger) that would be sweet! It would also alleviate range anxiety for those Gurnee Mills runs from downtown.

BTW: I still plan on keeping my diesel beetle (can't beat 40 mpg) for those long trips.
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