yeswaydude
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Leaf Number: 18216

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:29 pm

And I'm wondering if they're going to make me upgrade the service to my house from 100A to 200A in order to accommodate the charger . . .

Maybe I should check to see if some company would like to put a "for pay" charger in front of my house! :-)

I saw the chargers in King of Prussia last night. They are between Nordstrom and Sears on the top deck of the parking garage. They're pretty small -- looks like a 2 1/2" black PVC pipe with an electronic box on the top.

The one by the Wayne train station was about 6-9" square, so it was a bit more substantial. It's actually run by Community Energy, so at least your money is going toward producing more wind power in Pennsylvania.
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
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:50 pm

I hope 200A service is enough. I have a 60A box just for the hot tub. I did not know about the charging station at King Prussia. I believe Ephrata is too far to Wayne or King of Prussia, charge and return. Philly and Pittsburgh areas seems to be the only ones except the Nissan dealers.

yeswaydude
Posts: 75
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:55 pm

google maps says it's 49.8 miles! You can shop green at the King of Prussia Mall!!! :-)
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
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:58 am

In the good news today, the PA Turnpike will have L2 & L3 charging station at all travel plazas by 2013. As long I'm going some where along the pike I'll be fine. Going to a Penn State game will still be a problem.

tps
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Leaf Number: 18044
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:14 pm

BobE wrote:In the good news today, the PA Turnpike will have L2 & L3 charging station at all travel plazas by 2013. As long I'm going some where along the pike I'll be fine. Going to a Penn State game will still be a problem.
As a matter of fact I specifically asked the PA Turnpike that question last week. They replied that it's in their plans. Right now they're still asking for proposals (RFP). I can't see how L2 would do any good at a service plaza except for the employees. I think it needs to be all Quick Charge... I hope they understand this.

Maybe we could have a LEAFers meetup at the KofP mall or in that vicinity. I could make it there and back on a single charge.

It will be interesting to see how cold weather affects performance. My first couple months will likely be the coldest of the year.

BobE
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:04 pm

It would be great to meet up at K of P. I'd make it there but need to stay over to charge enough to get home. L3 charging stations are a must to make EVs work. I was surprised that they were even being considered for the pike. From what I am reading there are not many L3s anywhere in the US. Seems to me Tennessee is getting a push for them since Nissan headquarters is there.

yeswaydude
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:46 pm

But I think I read in the fine print during the Leaf registration process that it is not recommended to perform more than one quick charge per day . . .
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Charging Dock: Blink
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Most Miles Lately: 76
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tps
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:27 pm

BobE wrote:Looks like you will be the first in PA with a Leaf.
I may have already had the first LEAF in PA back in July when I rented the Hertz LEAF from NYC and drove it to my house for a couple days. My impression was that no one really noticed that it was anything different than a funny looking Versa. Except at my Nissan dealer, Peruzzi Nissan. It was the first time most of them had actually seen a real, live LEAF. With 2 rental sessions, I got about 320 miles of wonderful LEAF driving under my belt.

Well, the same people I showed the rental LEAF to a few months ago at Peruzzi Nissan will see a LEAF for the second time when they hand me the keys to my very own LEAF next month if all goes according to schedule!

BobE
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:31 am

My dealer, Lancaster Nissan, said that they are getting a demonstrator this month. Is that the case that all the Nissan dealers will get demonstrators before we get our cars?

tps
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Re: Philadelphia and Southeastern PA

Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:23 am

BobE wrote:My dealer, Lancaster Nissan, said that they are getting a demonstrator this month. Is that the case that all the Nissan dealers will get demonstrators before we get our cars?
I asked Peruzzi when I ordered. They said that they probably wouldn't have a demo before my LEAF, but maybe there will be a change of plan...

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