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 Post subject: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:59 am 
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Well on our first full day of ownership we took the car to the Brier Creek Car Show. Talk about fitting in. Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Corvettes and 1 Nissan Leaf. Here's our album!
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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:43 am 
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The pearl white looks nice, good choice, I hope to have mine later this week :D


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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:49 am 
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harryjpowell wrote:
Well on our first full day of ownership we took the car to the Brier Creek Car Show.


You need to give us a heads up next time you do something like that so we can come and drool all over your car! Very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:34 am 
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Four new L2 charging stations appeared! Two in a rest area on each side of the highway in Burlington, NC and two in a rest area on each side of Hwy 40 in Benson, NC!

All four are on the ChargePoint network map!

Its getting easier and easier to move around the state in our Leafs.

BTW Whole Foods in N.Raleigh has 4 EV parking spots/ 2 are marked handicap with two free L2 chargers, Worked great, just plugged in and went shopping and had lunch!

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:53 am 
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I'll probably be stopping by Whole Foods a lot more now. I noticed they had the charging stations on plugshare.

For those in Raleigh, I also contacted North Hills, Triangle Town Center, Crabtree Valley Mall and Cameron Village about charging stations and here are their responses:

North Hills: Charging stations are "installed" but not quite ready to be turned on. ETA is next week.
Crabtree Valley Mall: No charging stations, but they are looking to install some in "2012"
Triangle Town Center: No charging stations but they may be looking at them in the future. Keep checking back
Cameron Village: No charging stations and didn't seem particularly interested in them either

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Harry, are you talking about I-40 rest stop by Benson? That's about 120 miles away from me, still need another between Wilmington and Benson in order to make Raleigh........ :)

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Never mind Harry, wrong rest area :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Here's some more good news:

Progress Energy, City of Raleigh install solar-powered charging stations

https://www.progress-energy.com/company/media-room/news-archive/press-release.page?title=Progress+Energy%2C+City+of+Raleigh+install+solar-powered+charging+stations&pubdate=12-15-2011

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The project includes two charging stations in Raleigh and connecting them to a solar photovoltaic (PV) array and battery system. When the sun is shining, the PV array produces electricity and charges either a plugged-in vehicle or the on-site battery.


I don't know if they will be open to the public though. But the release goes on to say this:

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Progress Energy Carolinas and the City of Raleigh will use the two stations to charge their respective fleets of plug-in electric vehicles. Raleigh has installed 18 charging stations, nine for its fleet and nine for public use, and intends to install 15 additional public charging stations by the end of the year.


That's great news, although they're running out of time for "end of the year"! I think they are counting some stations that I would consider "private" as part of this count, such as ones at Nissan dealerships, the one at McDonalds in Cary, one at Qualcomm, etc.

Here is a link I found to an interactive map:

http://maps.raleighnc.gov/sustainableraleigh/index.html#default

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Where are the North Hills Mall chargers located?

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 Post subject: Re: NC Leaf Owners
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:09 pm 
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harryjpowell wrote:
Where are the North Hills Mall chargers located?


Yeah, that would be good to know, wouldn't it! :)

They said:

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They will be located outside of REI in the North State Bank parking lot


And actually as I re-read the e-mail I see it says they "anticipate full operation by the end of the week", so sounds like any time now!

Too bad it isn't available today though because I'm headed down there tonight. I was originally planning on taking the LEAF and would've charged to 100% last night so I had enough range after my wife's commute, but it sounded like there was going to be a huge crowd of us going down so we were going to take a bigger vehicle. But 2 people dropped out AND my wife had to work late tonight (not allowing a recharge) so it might be tight. A charging station would have worked out perfectly in this situation!

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