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 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 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 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.