March 31, 2011

POPULAR MECHANICS gets started with a Nissan Leaf. “Downstairs in PM’s home, at 300 West 57th Street in New York City, electricians have just completed the installation of a 208-volt charging station, making our home base one of the first office towers in the city with that capability. . . . Aerovironment’s Richard Gershman wasn’t at liberty to speak about the cost of the actual charger, but Nissan is saying that the typical Level 2 charger installation will cost as much as $2000. If this triggers an upgrade to 200-amp service, the total cost could be substantially more. The installation is relatively simple for a licensed electrician, but the work will require a permit from the local building department and and an inspection after the work is completed.”