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garygid
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:02 am

Nothing makes you a QC convert quicker than actually using one. :o

Having several reliable, well-placed QCs to use is a SIGNIFICANT game changer! :D :D
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:23 am

garygid wrote:Nothing makes you a QC convert quicker than actually using one. :o

Having several reliable, well-placed QCs to use is a SIGNIFICANT game changer! :D :D
Yeah, I'll bet that's the case! I can tell you that, whenever we stop for gas along an interstate, my wife inevitably takes at least a half-hour to visit the restroom, dump our garbage, take our pooch for a walk, buy a drink or snack, etc., etc. So for us a QuickCharge station would be just as fast.

I sure hope that Nissan starts to install its QuickCharge stations around the country. I suspect that this is their plan, since now the QC port is standard on the SL models. They might be hoping to thoroughly dominate that niche with CHAdeMO so that SAE will face a no-win situation with its all-in-one monstrosity. That's my guess anyway.

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Re: Leafs in Utah

Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:47 pm

Darren wrote:I think that is the LEAF from the dealer that they bought out of CA. I want to say it is Tim Dahle.

If the governor is pushing clean air maybe that will change incentives for electric cars.
I just talked to Josh at Tim Dahle and that was his red Leaf in the picture with the Guv. I asked him about the state of Utah doing something to promote EV's and he said all they wanted to talk about was CNG.

On a more positive note, Tim Dahle Nissan does have several J1772 charge stations installed. Some on the north side and some on the south side of the building. He invited me to come down and see them and I plan to do that soon.

I also asked about L3 charge stations and he said the dealership does not have any plans to install any L3 stations in the near future. The cost is just too much right now. They still do not have any information on the sub 10,000$ Nissan quick charge L3 stations. He said that if he hears anything new he will let us know.

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Re: Leafs in Utah

Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:00 pm

This morning I wrote to my state senator and representative --again!-- to push the case for EVs. Here is what I told them in this letter, in case it helps other Utah EV advocates also contact their legislators:
To my legislators I wrote: [Senator/Representative XXX]:

I see that Utah has now updated its list of "clean fuel" vehicles to include both the Nissan Leaf and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars:

http://www.cleanfuels.utah.gov/taxcredits/taxcreditsintro.htm

It is about time! After all, these are the most efficient vehicles identified by the EPA:

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/topten.jsp

In fact, the i-MiEV is now the greenest car on the ACEEE's top ten list, and the Nissan Leaf's score again ties with that of Honda's CNG vehicle in second place:

http://aceee.org/files/image/sectors/2012Greenest.jpg

Isn't it also time, therefore, for Utah to award the same $2,500 tax credit to electric vehicles that it does to CNG cars? After all, is the incentive to help clean our air? Or to subsidize Questar Gas? How and why should CNG vehicles be given a credit four times larger than that for cars that are even cleaner and more efficient?

We depend upon our elected representatives to enact regulations that are in the best interest of all Utah's citizens, and not just one corporation. Please do the right thing and bring to the floor a bill to raise the tax credit for EVs to the same level as for CNG vehicles.

I hope to receive a response from you soon.

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Re: Leafs in Utah

Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:26 pm

When the "petrol" (gas, cng, etc) lobby "gives the state" a LOT of money to support "cars with emissions", then those cars get benefits.

Who is giving "electricity" lobby money from "deep pockets"?
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Just a reminder about lunch at Sweet Tomatoes in Sandy at noon on the 18th. See you all this Saturday! K
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:44 pm

KJWL wrote:Just a reminder about lunch at Sweet Tomatoes in Sandy at noon on the 18th. See you all this Saturday! K
OK I will be there. What was that address again ?
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:21 pm

KJD wrote:
KJWL wrote:Just a reminder about lunch at Sweet Tomatoes in Sandy at noon on the 18th. See you all this Saturday! K
OK I will be there. What was that address again ?
10060 South State St. Sandy
Hey! Word is there's a guy named Byron (?) in Murray w a black LEAF. Anyone know of him? A friend of ours says they spoke in the IFA parking lot & he was happy to show off his LEAF, offered a ride! You think Nissan realizes or cares that we are all their best, most eager salespeople? Seriously. :mrgreen:
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:21 am

I've talked to a lot of people and offered a lot of rides in my black LEAF but I don't remember an IFA. I'm not ruling it out that it might have been me as I don't know of any other black ones in UT.

Glad to see Sat is still on. We will be there.

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Re: Leafs in Utah

Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:03 pm

Studies link air pollution to increased risk of strokes and dementia.

All or parts of five Utah counties — Cache, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah — have been designated as "nonattainment" in meeting National Ambient Air Quality Standards set by the EPA through the Clean Air Act for PM2.5.

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