Blzlovr wrote:I purchased my 2015 Leaf S 12/21/2014 from Surf City Nissan in Huntington Beach, CA. My previous car was a 2007 Prius Pkg. 2 with 135,000 miles. The dealer was great. I received the following with my purchase:
1. Fast Charger Option
2. Huntington Beach one-year Beach Parking pass worth 150.00
3. Two years free public charging
4. L2 EV Home Charger
5. .9% Financing
6. 18 months free maintenance
7. Lifetime charging and free car washes at dealer (1 mile away)
8. Dealer did DMV paperwork for my personalized plates and HOV sticker application
9. 3,500.00 Manufacturer's rebate applied to purchase
10. 2,500.00 CA rebate (application approved but check not sent yet)
11. Free FasTrak transponder for 91Express Lanes (fees waived for EV vehicles)
12. 7,500.00 Federal Tax Credit
Congrats. On #11, how often do you come up to LA, specifically on the 110 or 10 freeways?
Reason I am asking is that the 91 ExpressLanes FasTrak (or any others in the state except those issued by LA Metro) used in LA Metro HOT lanes will cause you to be billed for solo access, no matter how many people are in the car. EVs can drive for free in these lanes but only if they have the specific LA Metro FasTrak, which has a 3 position switch depending on number of occupants. EV drivers are instructed by Metro to leave the switch in the "3+" setting at all times as they don't have an EV-specific transponder.
The disadvantage of using the LA Metro FasTrak is that you have to pay a $1 monthly maintenance fee, so if you don't expect to rack up more than $12 in tolls on the LA Metro HOT lanes every year, it's cheaper to stick with the 91 ExpressLanes transponder.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.