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Re: Chicagoland area

Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:37 pm

lamar578 wrote:Hey Chicagoland Leaf owners, possible member here. I've been looking at getting a 2015 SV, but the dealers have been really confusing me. Autobarn Nissan in Evanston has the car i want listed for 17 940, which is something like 17 grand off. I've been waiting to hear back from them but as of now I have no idea of what a reasonable price + TTL is. Anyone who purchased recently around here able to share a price or some advice?

Thanks.

If you went to the Autobarn, you went to the right place.

Did you talk with Martin? He's the Leaf "go to guy."

If not..see him and let him know that Tom sent you. (We are friends and work to promote the Leaf as the right choice for most people.)
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:55 am

greengate wrote:
lamar578 wrote:Hey Chicagoland Leaf owners, possible member here. I've been looking at getting a 2015 SV, but the dealers have been really confusing me. Autobarn Nissan in Evanston has the car i want listed for 17 940, which is something like 17 grand off. I've been waiting to hear back from them but as of now I have no idea of what a reasonable price + TTL is. Anyone who purchased recently around here able to share a price or some advice?

Thanks.

If you went to the Autobarn, you went to the right place.

Did you talk with Martin? He's the Leaf "go to guy."

If not..see him and let him know that Tom sent you. (We are friends and work to promote the Leaf as the right choice for most people.)
I sent him an email and mentioned you. Hopefully we can get something worked out. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:58 pm

lamar578 wrote:
greengate wrote:
lamar578 wrote:Hey Chicagoland Leaf owners, possible member here. I've been looking at getting a 2015 SV, but the dealers have been really confusing me. Autobarn Nissan in Evanston has the car i want listed for 17 940, which is something like 17 grand off. I've been waiting to hear back from them but as of now I have no idea of what a reasonable price + TTL is. Anyone who purchased recently around here able to share a price or some advice?

Thanks.

If you went to the Autobarn, you went to the right place.

Did you talk with Martin? He's the Leaf "go to guy."

If not..see him and let him know that Tom sent you. (We are friends and work to promote the Leaf as the right choice for most people.)
I sent him an email and mentioned you. Hopefully we can get something worked out. Thanks for your help.
Call him..Emails are not a very good way to connect..they get hundreds a day, so as I understand it, most go unread.

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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:47 am

Last night I received a letter from DCEO regarding the EVSE 50% rebate with paperwork to claim the rebate. It appears this program is back online. Hope others get their letter as well.
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Re: Chicagoland area

Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:11 am

Phatcat73 wrote:Last night I received a letter from DCEO regarding the EVSE 50% rebate with paperwork to claim the rebate. It appears this program is back online. Hope others get their letter as well.
Better be fast... according to https://www.illinois.gov/dceo/whyillino ... es/ev.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
"Applications for the Fall 2014 funding cycle will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015."
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Re: Chicagoland area

Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:09 pm

redLEAF wrote:
ishiyakazuo wrote:Been running into a number of LEAFs in south Arlington Heights recently. Two blue ones within the past week or so. 1225 EL and 2053 EL I think they were? I was surprised to see an EL plate over 2000. (I haven't received mine yet...) Now I'm really curious what number I'll get. Hoping it's something easy to remember like 2222 or 2345 or something along those lines...
The EL series plates have actually passed the 3000 mark in IL (saw a Tesla with 32xx a few months back); if you look back through the early postings on this thread you'll see most of the earlier adopters received new EL plates in the high 200's and low 300's … most of the EV's registered prior to that point were EV conversions or a handful of Tesla roadsters. Perhaps you'll get 3456 … new EL plates were taking up to 60 days from the IL SOS office but perhaps that's improved.
FYI, I got my plate number, and it's less than 3000, and they just did the title and registration on Friday (24th). Are you sure that Tesla you saw wasn't 23xx?
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:48 am

ishiyakazuo wrote:
redLEAF wrote:
ishiyakazuo wrote:Been running into a number of LEAFs in south Arlington Heights recently. Two blue ones within the past week or so. 1225 EL and 2053 EL I think they were? I was surprised to see an EL plate over 2000. (I haven't received mine yet...) Now I'm really curious what number I'll get. Hoping it's something easy to remember like 2222 or 2345 or something along those lines...
The EL series plates have actually passed the 3000 mark in IL (saw a Tesla with 32xx a few months back); if you look back through the early postings on this thread you'll see most of the earlier adopters received new EL plates in the high 200's and low 300's … most of the EV's registered prior to that point were EV conversions or a handful of Tesla roadsters. Perhaps you'll get 3456 … new EL plates were taking up to 60 days from the IL SOS office but perhaps that's improved.
FYI, I got my plate number, and it's less than 3000, and they just did the title and registration on Friday (24th). Are you sure that Tesla you saw wasn't 23xx?
Went back through my earlier post ... it was actually 34xx and I had someone else in the car when we saw it on a Tesla, too fast to take a photo but we both saw it; remember that IL car dealer's (although Tesla doesn't operate quite like a dealer) will keep unregistered plates on hand now so it can be rare to see those yellow temporary tags unless the owner has applied for a vanity or special series, etc. when buying a new car. This could possibly be why the Tesla had a higher series number ... don't know but just a guess as they would all qualify for one. I did a quick search but couldn't find the other 'plate number spotter' post from someone else who saw a Tesla with a 3xxx plate but it was downtown Chicago. I don't believe these 'EL' series plates can be 'reserved' (like a vanity plate, etc.) but that could be a possibility I suppose with the right amount of clout.

An interesting side note -- starting to see a number of i3 series BMW's but NONE had 'EL' plates; perhaps all with ReX (gas range extender) which would disallow the 100% EV status (Volt's can't get them either)
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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:58 am

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Re: Chicagoland area

Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:10 am

redLEAF wrote:Went back through my earlier post ... it was actually 34xx and I had someone else in the car when we saw it on a Tesla, too fast to take a photo but we both saw it; remember that IL car dealer's (although Tesla doesn't operate quite like a dealer) will keep unregistered plates on hand now so it can be rare to see those yellow temporary tags unless the owner has applied for a vanity or special series, etc. when buying a new car. This could possibly be why the Tesla had a higher series number ... don't know but just a guess as they would all qualify for one. I did a quick search but couldn't find the other 'plate number spotter' post from someone else who saw a Tesla with a 3xxx plate but it was downtown Chicago. I don't believe these 'EL' series plates can be 'reserved' (like a vanity plate, etc.) but that could be a possibility I suppose with the right amount of clout.

An interesting side note -- starting to see a number of i3 series BMW's but NONE had 'EL' plates; perhaps all with ReX (gas range extender) which would disallow the 100% EV status (Volt's can't get them either)
Good point on the dealer directly putting plates on. Maybe EV-selling dealers have higher series numbers and the state kept some lower ones back for some reason. In any case, mine is 29xx, so it's still possible to get < 3000... but maybe not for long!

(EDIT: Got my physical plates today, and they are indeed the number that the Secretary of State's site said they'd be. Just took nearly a month to get here after they were assigned... pretty sure I could've walked to Springfield and back with them faster!)
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Re: Chicagoland area

Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:05 pm

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