ironmanco
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Location: Boulder, CO

Nissan Dealership Charging

I assume that charging at a Nissan dealership is really just a bonus and there is no requirement for the dealership to provide this? I ask, because our local Nissan dealership has decided to "throttle" it's DC charging station in order to avoid hitting the higher demand rate structure with the local energy company.

-Andrew
2016 Nissan Leaf SL Deep Blue Pearl
Mfg 12/15 Del 1/16 30 kWh Jan 2021 80,183 mi Ahr 56.89 SOH 71.54% Hx 41.03% (w/Nissan sw patch)
Charging: evseupgrade L2 charging 30A circuit @ 21.4A
garsh
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Location: Pittsburgh PA

Re: Nissan Dealership Charging

Correct.

Nissan provided some incentive for dealers to install charging stations, but I don't believe there's any requirement to make them available to the public. Some dealers allow public charging. Some dealers refuse to allow charging except to people who bought a Leaf from them, and then only during business hours.

For longer trips, this means that you can't rely on being able to access dealer chargers unless you call & ask beforehand. It's a terrible way to build out a charging network.
2012 Black SV, bought 2012-04-04, sold 2019-05-10. 7 bars, 101,850 miles.
Current rides: 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance, 2018 Chevrolet Volt LT
ironmanco
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Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:26 pm
Delivery Date: 25 Jan 2016
Location: Boulder, CO

Re: Nissan Dealership Charging

Wow - I just assumed I could charge at any Nissan dealership. Has anyone actually run into that first-hand with a Leaf?
2016 Nissan Leaf SL Deep Blue Pearl
Mfg 12/15 Del 1/16 30 kWh Jan 2021 80,183 mi Ahr 56.89 SOH 71.54% Hx 41.03% (w/Nissan sw patch)
Charging: evseupgrade L2 charging 30A circuit @ 21.4A
Turnover
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Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:33 am
Delivery Date: 16 Nov 2012
Leaf Number: 410371
Location: Vancouver, WA

Re: Nissan Dealership Charging

At Campbell-Nelson Nissan in Seattle I ran into a 15 minute limit on charging. I've noticed when passing through the Olympia - Everett area on I-5 there are a lot of locals using the dealer DCQC's. That makes it pretty hard sometimes if you are anxious to get to British Columbian or Vancouver, WA before night fall.
2012 SL:
03/30/16 43,300 mi - 383 QC's & 2467 L1/L2's 79% SOH
2013 SV (#410371) - Purchased 4/25/2016:
4/28/16 18,115 mi- 4 QC's & 705 L1/L2's 97% SOH
2/18/17 28,756 mi- 66.17 AHr, SOH 100%, Hx 101.45% 284 GiDs
jamieo
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Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:01 am
Delivery Date: 21 Feb 2015
Leaf Number: 330288
Location: Memphis Area, West Tennessee

Re: Nissan Dealership Charging

garsh wrote:Correct.

Nissan provided some incentive for dealers to install charging stations, but I don't believe there's any requirement to make them available to the public. .
One of the employees at one of the dealerships here in this area said that Nissan paid half the cost of the DCQC, including installation- about $50,000 I think.

There are 4 Nissan dealerships in this area and I've charged at 3 of them. I've always had good luck- 3 of them have DCQC stations, including the one near my house. I've used it a few times when my daily driving has exceeded my charge-comfort-level. I also sent a message to them letting them know that I appreciated them providing it for free for the EV community and that it was a big help for me.

Unfortunately the dealerships here all have gates & the stations are only accessible during business hours. That's a minor inconvenience for me, as there are many L2 chargers around that I can use as an alternative, if necessary.

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