Thanks for the advice and I did look into this. I will consider the advanced placement option with the pigtail which in the end should only cost me about $482 + cost of electrician installing 240v socket in garage. Seems I will have to wait a few months either way. My company is allowing me to plug in my 120v while I am here so at least I can top off while working.FairwoodRed wrote:Welcome to the forum!
I know you have a lease, but you might consider EVSEUpgrade.com for your L2 needs. I did and for only a couple hundred bucks it is a fabulous solution.
Good Luck and don’t hesitate too much to ask questions here.
Already looked into plug share and ordered my chargepoint card. I knew about the ones at Babylon town hall and am hounding my local politicians about adding more infrastructure in Suffolk, due to Cuomo's annoncement of 325 new charging stations in NY, I am hoping a decent share make it onto Long Island. But knowing the reality it's more likely LI will see one or two and upstate and NYC will get the lion's share.NYLEAF wrote:Hello there! I'm in Nassau and I've had a blue Leaf since the end of January. I'm in the Five Towns/JFK area (although I'm currently in London at the Olympics, missing my Leaf!)
Not too many charging stations on LI. The Kohls in Massapequa on Sunrise Highway has a free Chargepoint. I know there's also some out in Babylon I think. Check out Plugshare.com for a good list.
I used the L1 for my first two months and got on just fine. I never really rely on public charging stations to get around -- a boost is nice, but it can't be relied on. Station might be broken, in use, or blocked by a gas car. The only times I've ever needed public charging were once when I took the car to NJ and needed to stop at Nissan in Staten Island for 1.5 hours and when I took the car up to Stamford, CT and charged it during dinner and a movie.
Access Technology Integration Inc. – Plans to install charging stations with innovative reservation and payment systems at seven locations around the Albany area, including St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany-Rensselaer Train Station, Times Union Center, universities, supermarkets, and other locations. NYSERDA funding: $244,000. UPSTATE
Beam Charging LLC – Company will install a total of 28 charging stations, each one in a separate public parking garage around Manhattan, for the purpose of gathering data to determine how well such charging stations are used. $400,000. MANHATTAN
Car Charging Group Inc. – Plans to install charging stations at up to 15 high-traffic locations in New York City, directed toward apartment dwellers who do not have parking at home. Sites would go in parking garages that are used primarily for monthly parking. NYSERDA funding: $200,000. MANHATTAN
City of Rochester – Plans to install 24 charging stations at seven highly-visible and busy locations around the city, including municipal parking garages, City Hall, the Port of Rochester and the Rochester Public Market. NYSERDA funding: $228,000. UPSTATE
So, yes, the majority of the money will be going to Upstate locations or the city. Not much for us here on LI. Although, since I live so close to the city, I'll get some use out of those, maybe.
Coulomb Technologies Inc. – Partnering with National Grid, Coulomb will deploy 81 dual charging stations with Coulomb’s ChargePoint software. The technology will demonstrate a web-based demand response program, a new low-cost installation method and a customized reservation system. NYSERDA funding: $1 million. Maybe LI?
EV Connect Inc. – Plans to install EV charging stations at five Marriott hotels around New York State that make use of a unique reservation and payment system. Project would make it possible for overnight visitors to charge their vehicles while staying at a hotel. NYSERDA funding: $250,000. Maybe LI?
Golub Corp. (Price Chopper Supermarkets) - Plans to install 12 charging stations at four locations, each equipped with a weather canopy and lighting to make them visible. This is the first phase of an intended statewide rollout. NYSERDA funding: $325,000. UPSTATE
New York Port Authority – Plans to install seven experimental charging stations for fleet vehicles and public use that practice demand-response (aligning charging times with times of low power demands, reducing charging cost and impact during peak demand to the grid). NYSERDA funding: $720,000. MANHATTAN (or 5 boroughs at least)
New York Power Authority – Plans to install 124 charging stations at train and bus stations, airports and municipal parking lots. Three sites would be powered in part through on-site solar power. NYSERDA funding: $989,000. Maybe LI?
Plugin Stations Online – Plans to install charging stations at three apartment complexes in Albany, Rochester and Buffalo, as well as one at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. NYSERDA funding: $64,000. UPSTATE
I leased mine from Smithtown Nissan. Overall a nice experience. The salesman was OK, but I felt I knew more about the Leaf that he did but still did a fine job of getting everything done paperwork wise and dealing with my trade-in. I had purchased from 112 Nissan previously and they had 1 or 2 Leafs in stock but Smithtown called me back about it first so I went there.h2oboxer2 wrote:What Long Island Dealers have you guys purchased your Leafs from? How is the sales/support experience?
Right in my area - if I see a Silver LEAF on the road I'll know who it is!TinMachine wrote:I leased mine from Smithtown Nissan.