loomis2
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:28 pm

Thanks, guys, that is exactly what I needed to know!
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TomHuffman
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:40 pm

I just got the 220v, 24 amp EVSE charging cable from EVSE Upgrade (http://evseupgrade.com/) for my 2013 Leaf. Wow. With the stock Nissan trickle charger I got about 4.5 miles of range per hour of charging. With the EVSE Upgrade cable I now get about 20 miles of range per hour of charging.

Given its portability (just the cable, which you can take with you), flexibility (they offer several different adapters for the multitude of 220v plug types), and very low cost (about $300) this seems like a no-brainer to me.

RonDawg
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:49 am

dm33 wrote:
  • Blink - Sounds like there isn't one available. Going to be available in the summer. No details on pricing other than starting at $699.
  • Bosch - Going to be available in June sometime (this month). Starts at $450 but gets comparable to others with the longer cord and 30A. I haven't been able to find more details.
    out how the charge is going.
FYI Blink's new HQ model and the Bosch units are all made by a third-party (Delta). The only differences that I can tell are the Blinkhas a black case vs white for the Bosch, and the Blink is only available in 30 amp.
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.

caross
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:02 am

I ended up buying the Siemens VersaCharger... very pleased with it.
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loomis2
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:45 pm

I also bought the Siemens. Easy enough to install and so far it works great. Apparently there is a 30% tax rebate on it, according to the listing on Amazon where I bought it.
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:03 pm

loomis2 wrote:I also bought the Siemens. Easy enough to install and so far it works great. Apparently there is a 30% tax rebate on it, according to the listing on Amazon where I bought it.
If you leased your LEAF you ought to be able to claim the EVSE tax credit. However, if you purchased your LEAF and claim the $7500 tax credit for it, you might not also be able to claim the EVSE tax credit because of how it is structured. A lot of us found that out the hard way. Perhaps the problem has been fixed in the tax law for 2013, I don't know.
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loomis2
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:49 pm

I did purchase my Leaf, and I intend to claim the whole $7,500 credit. I was also intending to claim the 30% credit so that is good to know...or bad to know, depending on how you look at it.
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planet4ever
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:52 pm

loomis2 wrote:
dgpcolorado wrote:If you leased your LEAF you ought to be able to claim the EVSE tax credit. However, if you purchased your LEAF and claim the $7500 tax credit for it, you might not also be able to claim the EVSE tax credit because of how it is structured. A lot of us found that out the hard way. Perhaps the problem has been fixed in the tax law for 2013, I don't know.
I did purchase my Leaf, and I intend to claim the whole $7,500 credit. I was also intending to claim the 30% credit so that is good to know...or bad to know, depending on how you look at it.
I looked up the wording of the law. The only thing they changed for 2013 was the expiration date. The problem is that everyone is subject to AMT whether they know it or not. It's just that the AMT doesn't start until you get to a significantly higher income level than where the regular income tax starts, and then gradually plays catch-up. So until you get to the cross-over point you can ignore the AMT. Well, most people can, but not you, not this year.

Just to pull an example out of the air (not real numbers) let's say your regular tax is $9,000, and your AMT is $4,000. You always have to pay the higher of the two, so you pay your regular tax and ignore the AMT. But for 2013 you will take a $7,500 credit on your regular tax, meaning you only pay $1,500. OOPS! What about that $4,000 AMT? Not to worry, you won't have to pay it, but you can only take the 30% EVSE credit if your regular tax after other credits is still higher than your AMT without subtracting credits, and it isn't.

That's why most people who buy their LEAF are unable to take the EVSE credit unless they install the EVSE in one tax year and buy the car in a different tax year. Since the EVSE credit expires at the end of this year, and you didn't get the EVSE last year, you are out of luck unless you are one of those rare people who use a tax year different from the calendar year. Or, unless you fit in a very narrow range of income where you pay more than $7,500 in taxes but the AMT is still more than $7,500 lower than the regular tax.

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rwalker
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Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:47 pm

Called Bosch and looks like they will be shipping the new chargers 2nd week of July. That seems like the cheapest/best option available assuming you can wait... right?

Thanks,
Roy

whitewi
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Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Re: EVSE options for 2013 Leaf

Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:38 pm

Got myself a Siemens Evse for 850 of amazon, I had 100 off with my reward points which made it 750. I had it installed for 650 with certified electrician. Works like a charm. Looks great.

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