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Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:16 pm
by wa7zze
Hi, everyone.

Have been driving my Leaf for just over a month and am loving every second behind the wheel. Just found out about this forum.

I have a 100 mile (round trip) commute so I bought a charging station (Blink) for my workplace also. The Leaf gets me to and from with a minimum of range anxiety.

Best,

Chuck

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:21 pm
by Azrich
JasonT wrote:To follow up about Thoroughbred:
They do not have a Nissan tech. I don't know if he quit or was fired. I also don't know how long they have been without a tech. They have another tech in training, but he won't be back until September 3rd. It really surprises me that they would put themselves in that position. When I called Jim Click, they mentioned that they had 2 or 3 Leaf techs.
Jason, I talked to R.J. at Thoroughbred and he told me that their LEAF service technician did leave to take a job somewhere else, but two technicians have finished the training and are on site now. R.J. has moved to the finance department. Michelle Lipinski has taken over at the LEAF sales specialist. She is also the internet sales coordinator. Zach Stephens was trained to be a LEAF sales specialist last summer. Then sometime last winter he was promoted to Service Manager, so he has a background in the LEAF.

Click Nissan might have more techs, but have you ever been there and tried to get someone to help you with something? I went there 3 times last summer with questions about the LEAF and they could tell me nothing. They said they would find out and contact me and never did. They were always too busy to look it up while I was there, even when I made an appointment to meet the LEAF person.

I'll stick with Thoroughbred. Everyone there has been very friendly and helpful.

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:51 am
by JasonT
Azrich wrote:but two technicians have finished the training and are on site now. <snip>
I'll stick with Thoroughbred. Everyone there has been very friendly and helpful.
Maybe we can get this cleared up at the meet, because I was told I would not be able to get the Carwings software update until after Sept 3rd. My carwings has magically fixed itself so I can now wait, but had it stayed broken I would have gone all the way up to Jim Click.

I would prefer to stick with Thoroughbred. They seem enthusiastic about the Leaf and they are much closer to me.

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:36 am
by JasonT
EVJerry pointed this out in an email - a pair of Blink charging stations are having their "grand opening" in Sahuarita next Saturday. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109518899147036

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:54 am
by Carlos
JasonT wrote:EVJerry pointed this out in an email - a pair of Blink charging stations are having their "grand opening" in Sahuarita next Saturday. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109518899147036
Sahuarita? Really? Is this the same Sahuarita I remember with a population of around 5,000 people?

Congratulations Sahuarita !!!!!!!! Phoenix grand openings this weekend...hmmmm.......... (cricket chirp)

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:33 am
by JasonT
8 Libraries are getting charging stations this month:
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/art ... c0fc8.html

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:18 am
by JasonT
KVOA and KOLD had segments about the new charging stations. I couldn't find the video for KOLD, their site isn't set up very well.
http://www.kold.com/story/15263403/new- ... n-the-area
http://www.kvoa.com/news/new-electric-c ... ma-county/

Edit: A KOLD video segment is now up:
http://www.kold.com/story/15263403/new- ... n-the-area

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:37 am
by JasonT
For anyone planning on getting the telematics/carwings NTB11-041 update at Thoroughbred:
I was their "trial by fire" person on this one. I had an appointment at 8:30 yesterday morning. After I got there it took about 2 hours before they decided that there was an actual update for them to perform. Before that they kept telling me that the only update they could find was already done on my car (the initial one dealing with the car not always starting).

I tell you, it did not inspire confidence when I went out to my car during this and their Leaf tech was sitting there with what looked like the owner's manual.

They eventually were able to find the service bulletin and told me it was a large "29 page document". To their credit they recognized this was going to take a while and gave me a rental car for the day (gas powered, of course) while they got it figured out. At around 3pm they called me and let me know the car was ready to go.

Hopefully now that they have gone through it with my car it will go smoother for anyone else that brings theirs in for this update. Good luck!

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:44 am
by DesertDenizen
All well and good that Tucson is getting more charging stations, but since I cannot get Blink to issue me a RFID card they are of no use to me. Anyone know if the Blink at Bookman's requires a card?

Re: Tucson area Leafers

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:12 pm
by shrink
DesertDenizen wrote:All well and good that Tucson is getting more charging stations, but since I cannot get Blink to issue me a RFID card they are of no use to me. Anyone know if the Blink at Bookman's requires a card?
It took me about 2-3 weeks to get my Blink Card. It gets there...eventually. The Bookman's in Mesa is a Chargepoint station, not Blink, so you need a Chargepoint card. You can call Blink if you're at a Blink station and they'll turn on the charge for you. I believe they have 24/7 customer support.