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HIOJim
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Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:19 am
Delivery Date: 31 Mar 2016
Leaf Number: 5294
Location: King City, Oregon

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:01 pm

Kwood wrote:
I leased my Leaf and the way it went was: Nissan takes the $7500 Federal Tax credit but *not* the State tax credit. Indeed, after I had the car 2 months Nissan sent me an letter alerting me to the fact that they were taking the Fed tax credit but also encouraging me to take advantage of Oregon's $1500 credit in my 2011 tax return.

BTW, I just got my Oregon tax credit card in today's mail. This is for my Volt, not the Leaf (I did not have the Leaf long enough and would probably be risking an audit for 'intent to resell' if I took it for the Leaf). It took a little less than the 6 weeks quoted here.


Thanks HIOJim. That's what it looks like from the instructions. Did you have to have a letter of authorization from the owner (in your case GM)?

No, I only sent in the form. But I purchased the Volt so it wasn't a lease situation.
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camasleaf
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Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:05 pm

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/C ... 429053.php

"In Oregon, six stations along I-5 have been completed and work is under way on two more stations, said Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Art James. They should be fired up by late January, he said. Along I-5, the stations will be located in cities including Eugene, Medford, Roseburg and Ashland."

Is there a map showing the location of all 6 stations exact location?
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DarkStar
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Joined: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:06 am
Delivery Date: 25 Mar 2011
Leaf Number: 568
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Contact: Website

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:45 am

camasleaf wrote:Is there a map showing the location of all 6 stations exact location?

No map yet, however you'll want to bookmark the West Coast Green Highway website for information about the I-5 project.

One thing to keep in mind is that this is just one of three DC Quick Charger projects slated for Oregon. West Coast Green Highway is the I-5 project from Canada to Mexico and is being put together via the various transportation departments of Washington, Oregon, and California. The second project is The EV Project, which will be installing DC Quick Charge stations in metro areas. The third project is one just by the Oregon Department of Transportation's Office of Innovative Partnerships and will be installing DC Quick Charge stations along Oregon's various highways.
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DaveinOlyWA
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Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: Portland Oregon Group

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:57 am

WA broke ground on QC #1 on Monday. we will have 6 in the I-5 corridor plus 3 more with 2 in I-90 going east and one on the Kitsap Peninsula.

cant wait to try it! i will have 3 within EASY Driving distance of me. i will be doing Burgerville EVERY week when the QC gets installed at the Centralia Wendy's (sorry Wendy but you dont serve food produced locally)
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perpetualstudent
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Re: Portland Oregon Group

Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:21 pm

Just had an unfortunate encounter with the Hollywood Blink Quick Charge. It would start charging and then give an error message. I called Blink and re created the event with the representative watching over the network. She said it was a brand new error code that nobody has seen so far.... Lovely. We ended up only getting enough charge on the L2 while shopping to make up for the wandering to find the quick chage and we had to stop off at Kohl's before finishing our trip home.

solardude
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Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:11 pm
Delivery Date: 26 Jun 2015
Location: Corvallis, Oregon

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:17 pm

sorry to hear of your misfortune. i charged there last Friday with no problems, once to 80% in the early afternoon, then later to 100% in the late evening.

camasleaf
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Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:20 am
Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:05 pm

perpetualstudent wrote:Just had an unfortunate encounter with the Hollywood Blink Quick Charge. It would start charging and then give an error message. I called Blink and re created the event with the representative watching over the network. She said it was a brand new error code that nobody has seen so far.... Lovely. We ended up only getting enough charge on the L2 while shopping to make up for the wandering to find the quick chage and we had to stop off at Kohl's before finishing our trip home.


Based on the experience with L2 Blink units: it just needs a reboot :lol: .

Do we know if it is still down? Did Blink send somebody to fix it?

Edit: 12/31/2011 - It worked fine for me today, twice. There is now a click when the connector goes in, and the connector needs a light push to go in. I did not noticed this before.

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camasleaf
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Delivery Date: 17 Jun 2011
Location: Camas, WA

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:52 pm

Today I charged again at Fred Meyer, both plugs were ON. I pulled to the left one, plugged in the car when a blue Leaf pulls next to me to the right side. That is when I learned how (NOT) to plug in the car without touching the handle: you just slam it in the car port and push on the cable. I was speechless, but the red light on his plug came ON :shock: . Before I could say anything the guy asked me why his blue lights do not come on. I explained to him that he needs to select a percentage and to push charge. And after I stop my side his should start. He pushed the buttons on the screen and left.
I decided I need to calm down and talk to the guy when he comes back.

I went into the store and came to the car about 15 minutes later just when a red Leaf just pulled at the L2.
I had to take a picture, three Leafs charging. Well, ... almost. The L2 was not working, could not read the card. I was at 65% and decided to let the Red leaf charge on QC. The red Leaf driver tells me that he never used the DC and I decided to help him plug in. I parked my car and when I came back I noticed that the blue Leaf did not start to charge, his screen said "you are next but" the red light on the connector was off :twisted: .

Back to the red Leaf, I watch him taking the plug out of the charger, he squeezed the handle a little bit. When he tried to plug it in, the handle would not come up. I told him to push the release button and that released the handle. I have the confirmation that,at least on that connector, the handle will get stuck if you squeeze it before being plugged in. And also that pushing the release button will fix the issue. I told him to make sure that the plug is fully seated before squeezing the handle. I put the plug in for him and let him squeeze the handle to see how easy is to do it if the plug is fully/correctly seated.

As we were done with the red Leaf, the blue Leaf driver comes back. I told him that for some reason his side did not start and that I would like to tell him that "I noticed he was a bit rough with the connector". The guy did not like my remark, decided to disconnect and leave. When he put the connector back on the charge he did not push it all the way in. I pushed it in all the way and explain to him that if the square part connector is not in between the two horizontal rolls it could fall down and break. I said a few time "We need to to be gentle and careful with these connector as they break easily". I mention to the red Leaf driver that there are video instruction on the internet. I am not sure if the blue Leaf driver heard me, he was in a hurry to leave.

:idea: Conclusions: Instead of those adds on the big useless monitor, Blink should play instruction how to plug in. They should monitor the cards and determine the first time users and force them to watch the video before allowing them to enter the zip code. Also, there should be a big "Play instructions" button (on the touch screen) for people that actually want to learn how to use the QCDC correctly. Plugging in the DC connector, can be challenging for some people.
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Kwood
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Joined: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:05 am
Delivery Date: 29 Feb 2012
Leaf Number: 7768
Location: Hood River,OR

Re: Portland Oregon Group

Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Just checking in with the Portland area leafers-to-be!

I've been getting my delivery date pushed back, originally from yesterday to Feb. 16. Oscar at Nissan customer service said the other day the car was supposed to leave Long Beach last Thursday so one would think it would be here sooner, but no change to the est delivery date of the 16th.

Anyone else in our area with this delivery schedule, or something like it? Nissan says they hold putting them on the train until they have enough in the same are to warrant it. I guess they're getting the most out of the $850 delivery charge that they can. :(

I suppose it won't hurt me to wait until the middle of the month and avoid the snow, but my Schneider is lonely...

Ken
Cayenne Red SL 2012

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DaveinOlyWA
Posts: 13719
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:43 pm
Delivery Date: 16 Feb 2018
Leaf Number: 314199
Location: Olympia, WA
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Re: Portland Oregon Group

Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:04 pm

Kwood wrote:Just checking in with the Portland area leafers-to-be!

I've been getting my delivery date pushed back, originally from yesterday to Feb. 16. Oscar at Nissan customer service said the other day the car was supposed to leave Long Beach last Thursday so one would think it would be here sooner, but no change to the est delivery date of the 16th.

Anyone else in our area with this delivery schedule, or something like it? Nissan says they hold putting them on the train until they have enough in the same are to warrant it. I guess they're getting the most out of the $850 delivery charge that they can. :(

I suppose it won't hurt me to wait until the middle of the month and avoid the snow, but my Schneider is lonely...

Ken


nearly 3 weeks? that is a bit long. last year i got mine jan 18th, people in Ca got their jan 5th. so if on train yesterday, i would say closer to the 9th or 10th
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