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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Free home wall charger

This seems to only apply to those in the UK; Nissan promises to install a 32A/6.6kW home wall charger for free if you decide to buy the Leaf. Gizmodo says a portion of the costs is already covered by the government and the rest will be footed by Nissan. If only this was the case globally because it'll take the guesswork out of buying one for those who are new to the electric car scene.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 03:58 PM
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Most car makers know its an easy product to sell as what they do with most things. Its the same situation no matter what market your buying a product in, not just cars.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-21-2018, 09:32 AM
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As great as an incentive as this for interested buyers to get an electric, they really aren't saving owners that much money. It looks like the home charging docks have already been discounted on the site, so its obvious that they haven't been an easy sell. An 8 hour charge time isn't exactly appealing, and I hope that Nissan makes improvements on this.
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As great as an incentive as this for interested buyers to get an electric, they really aren't saving owners that much money. It looks like the home charging docks have already been discounted on the site, so its obvious that they haven't been an easy sell. An 8 hour charge time isn't exactly appealing, and I hope that Nissan makes improvements on this.
They can find buyers it just depends on who they are selling to. Much easier to sell these to people that live more in a busy city/suburb, but definitely not for just anyone.
Then when you look at who is buying these from all the brands making regular EV's right now, its also in those same busy locations.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 09:28 AM
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Funny you'd think it would be the opposite. That people in rural areas would be more interested in the home stations, due to a lack of public options. Usually the greatest variety of charging stations can be found within downtown cores. These stations could experience a lot of traffic however, and we all know that charge times aren't where they need to be just yet.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2018, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Some EVSE are selling better than others and I'm guessing CHAdeMO is losing to their competition so they've decided to partner up with Nissan even if that means they make less per unit sold. Still handy in any home because you can't always expect to find an open public charger when you need one.
As for charging time, your home wiring can only handle so much.
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