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Charge at Nissan Dealership?

Discussion in 'North America' started by rlawson4, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. rlawson4

    rlawson4 Member

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    Charge (in a pinch) at Nissan Dealer?

    I did a short practice charge at a Walgreens just to see how the j1772 adaptor worked. Do Nissan Dealers use the same? Are they accommodating to Tesla owners? Thanks.
     
  2. sp4rk

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    Where are you?

    Nissan dealer near me ... charger ... level 2 only ... is in a locked area at night ... and in a car prep or wash area during the day.
     
  3. tezco

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    The Nissan dealer near me mounted their charge station where it is accessable 24/7.
     
  4. abasile

    abasile Independent Software Eng.

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    Some Nissan dealers have been known to let Chevy Volts charge. It varies from dealer to dealer. Call ahead and ask.
     
  5. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    Nissan corporate tells the dealers to install the stations where they are accessible 24/7, and to let other brands use them when they are not needed for customers or business reasons.

    Some dealers listen. Some don't. I charged at one once and they were very friendly, but I have heard from several people that had problems. And I've seen several installed where they are not accessible when the dealership is closed (many dealers block off their lots completely).
     
  6. rlawson4

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    It was the Walgreens in the 7000 block of Roswell Road. I live in Brookhaven.

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    Is the adaptor the j1772 at Nissan dealers? I am thinking emergencies only. Also, certificates of appreciation with presidents on them can always help (in an emergency)
     
  7. sp4rk

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    Brookhaven??? State?
     
  8. rlawson4

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    Sorry. Atlanta GA.
     
  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Definitely call first. All the Nissan dealerships I called (only called 3 of them) in Texas when I was planning a trip wouldn't let me charge there.
     
  10. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Figures
     
  11. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Actually, you're better off charging at RV parks (you'd have to have brought your UMC with NEMA 14-50 adapter but if you're going on a long trip, that's a good idea anyway) since you gain an extra 10A there over a J1772 30A charger.
     
  12. dhrivnak

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    I have charged at 3 Nissan dealers and all were exceedingly gracious and the chargers were all available 24/7. So in this area I think Nissan is ahead of Tesla in being gracious and open.
     
  13. Brian H

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    Did you misread the "wouldn't" part? Almost all allow it.
     
  14. woof

    woof Model S #P683 Blue 85 kWh

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    The one time I needed to charge at a Nissan Dealership, I made sure to bring a box of doughnuts. Amazing the doors baked goods open.
     
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    Nissan dealership in Vandalia Ohio was extremely gracious. After having my mobile charger fail, I charged at Nissan dealership twice. Once on Sunday for about 7 hours and again on Monday to finish the charge. Unfortunately, the charge rate is only 10-12 miles per hour (200 V at 30 Amp), so an RV park with 14-50 would be much faster.

    I've stated before, but I had about 8 salesmen out looking at the Tesla. The next week after getting my new mobile charger I gave test rides and took a few pizza's in appreciation of their hospitality. It was a great experience.
     
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    I plan on checking the Nissan in Eureka. It is close to my office and I think they would be happy to have an S in their parking area.
    Find out soon. Maybe I'll add that to the things to do tomorrow.
     
  17. Babylonfive

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    Hey Dave was one of those the Waco dealer?
     
  18. dsm363

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    Yeah. I only called that once so maybe I talked with wrong person or they're changed their policy.
     
  19. rlawson4

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    Thanks for all the great information. I was getting about 16 miles per hour at the Walgreens charging station. So, that's a pretty good option in a pinch. I also will look into the camp ground idea. I hope once apps are available there is a tesla app that gives us charging possibilities tied to the on board GPS. I hope it includes campgrounds. I guess a natural question is about the camp grounds. What has been the experience there?
     
  20. dsm363

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    Allstays has an RV park app that you can filter by '50 Amp service'. Best thing to do is call RV park ahead of time and saying you'll be bringing an electric car and need access to a NEMA 14-50 plug for a few hours and ask how much they charge and if they'll let you charge there.
     

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