Mortvola
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri May 25, 2012 5:32 pm

Greetings from a potential LEAF owner,

I've been doing research on the Nissan LEAF, off and on, for about a year. Now that they are available nationwide my interest in purchasing one has greatly increased.

At the beginning of May I was able to test drive the one at Ken Garff Nissan of Orem. I loved it. I also interviewed the general manager, Tyler Slade, for quite some time as he drives a LEAF down from Taylorsville, where he lives. This is about the same commute I have from my house in Utah County to Taylorsville, where I work.

Does anyone else on this thread have a commute similar to mine: ~32 miles one way, over the point of the mountain?

Has anyone been able to convince their employer to install a charging station?

Thanks
Richard

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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri May 25, 2012 5:43 pm

Richard send PM to Yanquetino he will the one to talk to.

Mortvola
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri May 25, 2012 5:50 pm

Thanks, I will.

KJD
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Sat May 26, 2012 7:04 pm

Mortvola wrote:Greetings from a potential LEAF owner,

I've been doing research on the Nissan LEAF, off and on, for about a year. Now that they are available nationwide my interest in purchasing one has greatly increased.

At the beginning of May I was able to test drive the one at Ken Garff Nissan of Orem. I loved it. I also interviewed the general manager, Tyler Slade, for quite some time as he drives a LEAF down from Taylorsville, where he lives. This is about the same commute I have from my house in Utah County to Taylorsville, where I work.

Does anyone else on this thread have a commute similar to mine: ~32 miles one way, over the point of the mountain?

Has anyone been able to convince their employer to install a charging station?

Thanks
Richard
Welcome Richard.

I live in the sugarhouse area of SLC. Where at in Talyorsville is your job exactly. The Walgreens on Redwood in Talyorsville has a charge station, I used it a couple of weeks ago. The cost is free, if you buy something at the store and its only a short distance to the college from there.

I have also driven from my house to Provo and charged at the Walgeens on state in provo and then driven back to SLC in the same day.

KJD
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Yanquetino
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:21 pm

A local news group published an article about my Leaf today:

Turning Over a New Leaf

Although it's missing a few key points, I can't complain! I'm grateful for the exposure to help further the EV movement!

KJD
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:13 pm

Good news article Yanquetino.

Have you spotted any other Leafs in the wild around southern Utah or is yours the only one?

There have been a few new ones here in SLC, but not very many.
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Darren
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:36 pm

I am beginning to think it is about time for another Utah LEAF's get together. Any interest?

Yanquetino
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:44 pm

KJD wrote:Have you spotted any other Leafs in the wild around southern Utah or is yours the only one?

There have been a few new ones here in SLC, but not very many.
There is a retired physician here who bought one in Oregon and had it shipped to St. George. I have spoken with him a couple of times, but we haven't been able to get together yet, as he has been out-of-town.

One important note I'll pass along to you. After test driving my Leaf, my state representative is preparing a bill to raise the EV tax incentive to the same $2,500 as CNG vehicles. He has asked if it would be possible to show a Leaf to other legislators when the bill comes to the floor, and I reassured him that there are owners up there on the Wasatch Front who would likely be willing to show up at the Capitol. What do think? Something that the Wasatch Leafs would like to get involved with?

Darren
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:43 pm

I would be glad to see if I could help with the Utah Representatives efforts. I was living in CA when it was $5k and know quite a bit about the things CA did right and wrong with their incentives.

KJD
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Re: Leafs in Utah

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:41 am

Darren wrote:I am beginning to think it is about time for another Utah LEAF's get together. Any interest?
Sure I am interested. My schedule is pretty open, next saturday or sunday morning would be good. What works for you?

There is a Walgreens by I-15 and Bangerter (Draper) that has a charge station. We could meet there and walk over to the coffee shop by Harmons.

I am also open to other locations if you have something better in mind.
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