kentuckyleaf
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Any Kentucky Owners?

Wed May 09, 2012 4:15 pm

Hello all! We are expecting delivery of a Cayenne red SL in June, which was ordered at Gates Nissan in Richmond. They have a Red Leaf that we've driven around town, and there is a black Leaf at Glenn Nissan (Lexington) that I can see during my commute. Both dealers have one EVSE installed outside. Are there any orders - deliveries in the state of Kentucky, or will we be the first? We installed a Schneider L2 EVSE during a remodel, and are ready to plug her in!

I contacted Kentucky Utilities (as well as LG&E) about the EV electric rates, KU really tried to get us to keep our current rate of about $.067 kWh instead of TOD rates that range from $.045 (overnight, & all day weekends) to $.13 (peak). This is just a meter swap, not a submeter for the EVSE. I did the math and the three TOD rates average out to be about $.067, so I'm not worried about electrical devices that are difficult to time shift (fridge) and can easly shift TOD usage of others (HVAC and dehumidifier) We use wood heat in the winter, solar for hot water and the freezer, and a clothes line to dry in the summer. We both work, so really we would utilize the lower weekend rate. Anyway, we have not seen the new KU meter yet, and I was wondering if any Kentucky Leaf or other KY EV owners have had (or desire to have) the TOD meter installed?

If anyone needs to borrow a few hours on a L2 EVSE, contact me, I'm the chief engineer at WDKY Fox-56. Contact me BEFORE you head out on your trip to Kentucky, and I'll set you up with my cell phone number. We are right off I-75 and Exit 97, within 1/4 mile from the exit. The Nissan dealers in Richmond and Lexington are well off the interstate, and not really in easy walking distance to good shopping.

Dave Kollar
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Dennis
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Mon May 14, 2012 9:42 pm

Hi Dave. Me and my wife have a Ocean Blue colored Leaf. We had been on the waiting list since day one, about 7 months ago i was walking our dog down man-o-war and seen a black one drive by me. The next day I called a Nashville Tn dealer and found a orphaned Leaf the very first try. I drove down and picked it up two days later. We love our Leaf and have had no problems at all wt it. My Wife drives 90 miles a day to work and back no problem at all. She plugs in to a 110v when she gets to work and has about 50 miles left when she gets home. 25 if its cold out :) If you are ever in need of a level 2 charge when you are in Lexington, we live off Harrodsburg rd. I have seen a black Leaf on Nicholasville rd 3 0r 4 times. Hes the reason I bought mine.



Hope you enjoy your leaf. It is fun to drive.

Dennis@LexingtonTransport.com
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nogajim
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Tue May 15, 2012 5:39 am

Congratulations to both of you from a former Kentuckian now near Atlanta. You might consider posting to plugshare.com if you are willing to share your EVSE. It makes you easy to find, but gives you some privacy, too.

Hope to drive our Leaf up to the Bluegrass one day. Making it through TN should be a snap at Cracker Barrel, but still a little tricky getting to TN from either end.
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kentuckyleaf
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Tue May 15, 2012 10:11 am

I'd love to see L3 chargers every 50 miles or so along I-75 & the other interstates in KY. I don't know that I'd ever have time to do a trip to Atlanta, but Oak Ridge would be a really cool place for a Leaf meetup!
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Dennis
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Tue May 15, 2012 12:52 pm

A L3 near London or Corbin would open it up for a trip to Tn. from Lexington. Once in Tn you could travel throughout the state. It would be nice.
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N1ghtrider
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Tue May 15, 2012 5:33 pm

Hi, KY Leaf guys. I used to live in Central Kentucky (Lafayette HS '69; EKU BA '75; UK Law '81) but I have been down in sunny South Florida for 31 years. It is good to hear that you guys are setting the pace for clean driving up in the Bluegrass State.
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kentuckyleaf
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Sat May 19, 2012 1:18 pm

We are excited today! We drove the Gates Nissan (Richmond) demo Leaf to work and back to the house to test the commute. First we took the interstate to the house, then we went our normal route to downtown Lexington (Old Richmond Rd - Richmond Rd - Main st) and took Winchester Rd - I-75 back home. Had about 35 miles "range" left over, so the commute is easy. Now the demo Leaf is in our garage testing the EVSE for the first time since its installation a month ago. Works perfectly. I figure I'll charge to two of the three dash lights that you can see in the windshield, and take it back to Gates. We also have a VIN and delivery date that is something other than "the month of June" - June 27th. It's getting close! We will own the first Leaf sold in Richmond, pretty excited about that!
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Dennis
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Sat May 19, 2012 10:03 pm

Congrats :) Look forward to passing another Leaf on the road.
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lkkms2
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Sun May 20, 2012 2:44 am

Glad to hear Leafs are beginning to spread around the Bluegrass!

I've been driving my Leaf since June 2011 here in San Diego, CA. (about 9500 miles so far).

Like your electric rates over there, you should be saving quite a bit on gas money.

Back in the mid 1980s I was working in Georgetown and Living in Lexington to help build the first Toyota Car Manufacturing Plant in the U.S. I know they are building Camrys there, but do any of you know if they build any Hybrids there now?

Enjoy your Leafs! And thanks for helping us reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
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kentuckyleaf
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Location: Richmond - Lexington Kentucky
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Re: Any Kentucky Owners?

Sun May 20, 2012 4:57 am

My wife toured the Toyota plant as part of her coursework a few years ago. She said they make Camry Hybirds in Georgetown.
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