Nice to hear from someone else in FL.StrangerTides wrote:Well, I guess the good news is that even though I chose the most popular color (blue), I probably won't have to worry about not standing out from the crowd down here.
Plus by the time I get a Leaf in my garage, I will have already read about everyone else's several months of driving and charging experiences.
I'm in Delray. There's a Maroone Nissan dealer over on Federal Hwy I figured I'd use. Never bought from them but I do have an old Altima I got used for which they've done service work. (First time owning a Nissan, hard to not be impressed with a car still going strong after 200k miles) The people in the service dept have been really helpful, I'm sure the sales dept just is what they all are.StrangerTides wrote:Yep, I guess there are at least a couple of us. Where in FL are you located?
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The first electric car charging station will be unveiled Thursday [June 17th] at 2 p.m. in front of Orlando City Hall.
The opening of the charging station, which can be used to charge a plug-in electric vehicle, comes four months after Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty got behind the wheel of the Nissan Leaf, a five-door hatchback electric vehicle.
http://chargepointamerica.com/blog/char ... n-orlando/In a partnership with Coulomb Technologies, an electric vehicle infrastructure company based out of California, OUC has installed two solar-powered ChargePoint stations at its new headquarters on Anderson Street in downtown Orlando.
I've been wondering if there could be an opportunity there to have a charging station halfway along that S Fla - Orlando corridor. Stop for a meal and juice up the car. Another idea would be an auto-train type thing. Drive your EV to the station, put it on the train, then relax in the lounge car for the long part of the trip.StrangerTides wrote:Cool, thanks for the info! Unfortunately, it's about 180 miles from my house to Orange County - even if there's a charging infrastructure in place by the time I get a Leaf, we'd still probably end up driving our "other" vehicle when we go to Disney World .
But it's good to know that Orlando wants to be EV-friendly - maybe a good sign for expansion into South FL in the not to distant future.
And "tell them" to put those stations under solar panels for shading makes them look even "cooler" and will keep your LEAF cooler and more efficient while chargingFloridaRobot wrote:It would be nice if Disney and Universal had a parking area with charging stations. Great for visitors but even better for promoting this technology. The publicity would be very good for the consumers and Disney/Universal.