I'm hoping someone can help me out...
I joined this forum last year when the EVSE division (Greenstream) of my company, BITHENERGY (http://www.bithenergy.com
) located in Baltimore, signed a contract with Nissan's Preferred EVSE Dealer that was supposed to allow us to do EVSE installation for Leafs in the Baltimore/Washington/Northern VA area. After the first month of assessments we started getting complaints from the customers themselves about the quoted prices, which we didn't understand because we were offering fair market value for the materials and labor. We finally had one person send us a copy of the quote he was mailed along with a very vitriolic letter saying it was ridiculous and we found out the price on the assessment the Preferred EVSE Dealer sent the customer was three times higher than what was on the assessment we sent to the Preferred EVSE Dealer. Due to various contract clauses we couldn't tell the customer what was happening and at that point the decision was made by our company to nullify the contract with the Preferred EVSE Dealer. we have since signed a contract with GE which has gone much more smoothly.
That however, isn't what this is about.
The State of MD got a grant for the purchase of a number of EVSE units and chose the Chargepoint Level 3 chargers. They bought 100 units, They tried to find businesses in the area who wanted them, couldn't find them, and finally just dumped the remaining units in our laps (we're the leading renewable energy company in the Baltimore area with EVSE experience) and said "Here, we'll give these to you free, you do the installation." We have managed to get the local hospitals to grab some; as of this day we have 20 Chargepoint EVSEs left.
Here's the strings:
1) They HAVE to be installed in the State of Maryland somewhere.
2) They HAVE to be accessible to the public (this is supposed to be infrastructure buildout.)
3) It CANNOT be in an automotive dealership.
4) It HAS to be a commercial business.
5) We will charge for the installation but the charger is FREE.
6) We have to have a signed contract on installation by JUNE 1ST.
June's only a week away, we have to have people to speak for the remaining units (i.e. ink on a valid contract) by June 1st. Installation can be completed later but there needs to be a contract on the units by June 1st. I'm asking anyone who has a business (not a car dealership) in the state of MD who might be interested in one of these chargers to please contact me via PM and I can give you our phone number to call me to discuss details.EDIT 5/21/12: The chargers we have are the Chargepoint L2 chargers, not the L3. The Greenstream team has corrected me on this.