EdmondLeaf
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:49 am

Hurry up with RAQ, according to Leaf CS, RAQ for all starts today.

Pipemajor
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Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Twin Cities, MN

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:53 pm

Scheduled my Home Assessment for later this month. Now, my dashboard says the quote I received the other day isn't listed as accomplished. When I RAQ'd on 03/01, the Home Assessment tab was not enabled.
Planet Blue SL reserved 04/26/2010
RAQ 03/01/2012
Ordered 03/18/2012
Home Assessment 03/23/2012
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Now holding out for the 2014 Leaf.

EdmondLeaf
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:04 pm

yes it did change assessment first, but I contacted Nissan's call center at 1-877 NO GAS EV (664-2738) and got waiver now I am free to RAQ without scheduling assessment.

Rauv
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Delivery Date: 31 May 2012
Leaf Number: 19000
Location: Twin Cites, MN

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:58 am

Just noticed that my status on the website went backwards (now no quote sent!?) and that I needed a home assessment. I got a quote at MSRP from Kline last week without a home assessment, so it was surprising to see that my quote was gone and that I had to get past the assessment before proceeding. Well, long story short, CS found the quote and reestablished it and took my request to waive home assessment also, so now I think I am in the que waiting for the proverbial 90-120 days. Lets see......that puts us out to mid summer. Bummer.
2013 Cayenne SL [70 months][45000 mi][11 bar]
GE Wattstation 7.2kw EVSE + EVSE Upgrade (16A)
5.67 kw PV System. 3-ton GSHP

LeafinThePark
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Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Delivery Date: 02 May 2012
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:21 pm

Rauv wrote:Just noticed that my status on the website went backwards (now no quote sent!?) and that I needed a home assessment. I got a quote at MSRP from Kline last week without a home assessment, so it was surprising to see that my quote was gone and that I had to get past the assessment before proceeding. Well, long story short, CS found the quote and reestablished it and took my request to waive home assessment also, so now I think I am in the que waiting for the proverbial 90-120 days. Lets see......that puts us out to mid summer. Bummer.
Exactly what happened with me....Now I have my quote and it says it is only good through tomorrow at Noon....thought I would have more time to think about it. Maybe the thing to do is to order the car now....can always refuse delivery when it comes in I guess.
2013 SV - Metallic Slate
PIN 401855
Ordered: 03/14/13
Delivered: 03/23/13
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mncolin
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:44 am

I'm excited. Feldmann's says I was the first to accept the quote and will likely take the first delivery there. Cayenne Red SL with Zero Emission graphics.

I'm scheduling my home assessment through Aerovironment even though the GE charger has a larger capacity for charging faster when the 2013 model comes out. Googling forum posts on the GE Wattstation reveals quite a number of early issues with their device and questionable customer service to boot. I hope this changes. I'd rather have a charger that's tested and works well now with the car I'm buying and then upgrade to one with better features like the Wattstation later. The major advantage of the Wattstation is you can buy it almost anywhere.

Irony: Deciding whether to buy your green EV car charger from a company that makes drones or a company that makes bomb and missile systems.

FYI, for those wondering who to hire for the EV charger install, here's the company Feldmann's Imports hired. They're almost synonomous with solar power installs in Minnesota and now they're diving into EV charger installation.

http://ips-solar.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

LeafinThePark
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Delivery Date: 02 May 2012
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:33 am

Congratulations mncolin! I was so close to pulling the trigger yesterday so you beat me to it.

For what it is worth...I will be installing the charging station myself and will likely go with the Schneider or the Leviton from Home Depot. I waived the home assessment.

ips seems like a very solid company, and as soon as my southern neighbor's big green ash tree goes away I will have them loading up my garage with panels.
2013 SV - Metallic Slate
PIN 401855
Ordered: 03/14/13
Delivered: 03/23/13
EVSE: GE Wattstation, self-installed.

mncolin
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:43 am

FYI, if you're on Dakota Electric or another Great River Energy co-op, I believe they still have a few spots left for grants in the pilot Chargewise program. $500 towards charger installation costs with separately-metered offpeak power at just over 4 cents per kw/hr. That's in addition to the federal tax credit. According to the below article, a full off-peak charge from empty will only be $1.20.

http://www.dakotaelectric.com/residenti ... chargewise" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org ... ie-webster" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

LeafinThePark
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Delivery Date: 02 May 2012
Location: Minneapolis

Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:36 pm

I accepted the quote today and placed the order. It's getting more real all the time now.

According to Feldmann I am the 5th to accept quotes...they feel very good about where they are. I talked to Jesse on the phone this afternoon and thanked them for taking the risk in buying their own Leaf to provide test drives...a risk that appears to have paid off well for them.
mncolin wrote:FYI, if you're on Dakota Electric or another Great River Energy co-op, I believe they still have a few spots left for grants in the pilot Chargewise program. $500 towards charger installation costs with separately-metered offpeak power at just over 4 cents per kw/hr. That's in addition to the federal tax credit. According to the below article, a full off-peak charge from empty will only be $1.20.

http://www.dakotaelectric.com/residenti ... chargewise" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.cleanenergyresourceteams.org ... ie-webster" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
We have Xcel and afaik they do not have any existing programs.
2013 SV - Metallic Slate
PIN 401855
Ordered: 03/14/13
Delivered: 03/23/13
EVSE: GE Wattstation, self-installed.

mncolin
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Re: Minnesota Leafs?

Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:19 am

Does anyone see any status other than "pending" under "estimated delivery" on your Nissan Leaf My Account page?

I want to be sure my home assessment isn't holding up my order while I'm waiting on the appointment.

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