yeswaydude
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:27 pm
Delivery Date: 29 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 18216

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:11 pm

I got the e-mail yesterday and ordered today.

My salesman at Ardmore Nissan said they are getting 6 of them! He said they pulled him in to work on the Leaf because he had previously worked with the Chrysler Gem line of electric cars.

My order confirmation e-mail said that delivery is 3-4 months out.

So who is leasing and who is buying? Leasing seems safer in case something goes horribly wrong or incredibly right, but I'm really not expecting either of those to happen.

What's the chance that oil is going to become cheap again and Nissan is going to abandon electrics?

What's the chance that new technology is going to make this car obsolete in 5-10 years?

So many unknowns -- it's truly exciting!?! :-)
Reserved: 2010.04.20, Delivered: 2012.02.29
Color: Super Black
Charging Dock: Blink
Most Miles for Single Charge: 82
Most Miles Lately: 76
Region: Philadelphia

meekjah
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:55 pm
Delivery Date: 0- 0-2012

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:14 pm

I chose Devon Nissan for my quote last night. Didn't hear a thing today. I'll call them tomorrow. Still weighing lease vs. buy. I'm leaning to lease since the technology will greatly improve over the next three years. I know I'll want the 2015 model!!

BobE
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:01 am

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:15 am

Finally I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I put my $99 down September 15, 2010. I ordered my Leaf on Friday and expect delivery in March or April. I am not sure if PA is ready. There are no charging stations in central PA area. Only EVs sort of are the Amish buggies with their electrical lighting systems. I was the first order at Lancaster Nissan. It was not too difficult but I could tell they were starting something new for them.

BobE
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:01 am

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:23 am

PA Leafers,

I received an email yesterday from Nissan that my Leaf will be delivered to my dealer in February. I ordered December 2nd and received word at that time that my Leaf would be delivered in 3 - 4 months. It seems the time has moved up a month. What are you hearing about your deliver date? I may have to sell my VW soon.

yeswaydude
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:27 pm
Delivery Date: 29 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 18216

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:17 am

I got the same e-mail.

Now I'm trying to deal with my township (Lower Merion in Montgomery County) to get them to let me put a charging station in front on my house!?! Everyone has been very supportive so far, but everyone also comments that this is a completely new request for them and they're not quite sure how to handle it!?!
Reserved: 2010.04.20, Delivered: 2012.02.29
Color: Super Black
Charging Dock: Blink
Most Miles for Single Charge: 82
Most Miles Lately: 76
Region: Philadelphia

BobE
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:01 am

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:42 am

Read that a Ohio purchaser ordered Dec. 1st and has been told to take delivery at end of this month. Is the supply bigger than the demand? We may get our even sooner.

I am sure there are going to be a lot of questions by governing entities on how to deal with EVs. I am curious how the state will do emission inspections and how to assess road tax since we will not be paying for gasoline?

I live in Lancaster county so I don't expect public charging any time soon, but we have places to tie up our horse and buggies at businesses.

tps
Posts: 1262
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:40 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 18044
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:29 pm

BobE wrote:Read that a Ohio purchaser ordered Dec. 1st and has been told to take delivery at end of this month. Is the supply bigger than the demand? We may get our even sooner.

I am sure there are going to be a lot of questions by governing entities on how to deal with EVs. I am curious how the state will do emission inspections and how to assess road tax since we will not be paying for gasoline?

I live in Lancaster county so I don't expect public charging any time soon, but we have places to tie up our horse and buggies at businesses.
I ordered Nov 30th; dashboard shows estimated delivery Jan 2012! So far as emissions inspection, the LEAF is zero emission, so I think its exempt. I'm trying to get the electrician to put in a Leviton EvrGreen 160... After the long wait, this is exciting stuff, it's moving much faster than I thought.

BobE
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:01 am

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:16 pm

It is going quickly for you. I need to get my electrical assessment done on Dec. 22nd. I wish I could get my electrician friend to install the charging station but it looks like I am stuck with following the procedures from Nissan.

tps
Posts: 1262
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:40 pm
Delivery Date: 07 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 18044
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:38 pm

BobE wrote:It is going quickly for you. I need to get my electrical assessment done on Dec. 22nd. I wish I could get my electrician friend to install the charging station but it looks like I am stuck with following the procedures from Nissan.
I asked Nissan CS to "enable the waiver", which brought up a checkbox on my dashboard which allowed me to skip the assessment and order immediately. The Nissan dealer asked me a bunch of questions about what EVSE I would be using, to which I replied: "Leviton Evr-Green 160". I already have an upgraded (to L2) Nissan/Panasonic unit, which I purchased to use back in July when I had the Hertz rental LEAF for a couple days. While this upgraded unit will do everything the Leviton unit will, it lost its UL listing when it was upgraded. Not only is the Leviton UL listed, but I doubt the electrical inspector will have any worries about a device with the Leviton name on the front. I'm using the Leviton because the garage sub-panel is 60A, so a 40A breaker for the AV EVSE would be pushing it; the Leviton only requires a 20A breaker, which will be "no sweat". The MY2012 LEAF can't use more current, and I'm figuring 16A/240V will be enough for overnight charging even for future cars with larger chargers.

BobE
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:01 am

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:03 am

I wished I would have known this before setting up my assessment date. I was looking at the different ev stations but I didn't have the knowledge to determine the best unit for my situation. I do not have a electrical box in my garage. My only electrical box is in the basement which is 20-30 foot run to the garage. My biggest job right now is cleaning our the basement (which was long overdue) to run the 240v line. Looks like you will be the first in PA with a Leaf.

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