rickmaz
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yea! it's on it's way!

Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:37 pm

Cool, cool, cool...got this email today from mitsubishi:

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Right now your Mitsubishi i is onboard a special car-carrying vessel, heading east across the Pacific Ocean. You're about to become one of the first people in the United States to own the year's most anticipated all-electric vehicle.

The ship will stop first in Tacoma and unload vehicles for our Washington and Oregon customers. Next stop: Port Hueneme, California, via an environmentally sensitive north-south shipping lane. (The migrating grey whale now understands why people call i "The Most Likeable Car on the Planet.") Last stop is San Diego, where the Hawaii-bound cars will be staged for the final leg of their journey.

Keep an eye on your inbox. We'll send another update after your i is unloaded and on its way to the dealership.

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too bad Hawaii isn't the first stop on the way though! shouldn't be long now!


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only thing is....too bad I'll be having to use 110V to charge it, since BestBuy/GeekSquad/Eaton can't seem to get their act together and sell me a L2 charger...I may end up having to buy the Home Depot one....gack

jjlink
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:33 pm

Congrats! I wonder how long the ship will take to get to the west coast.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

marta
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:20 am

Wow - so exciting! Keep us posted!

rickmaz
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Yea! another great development today. Since the island I live on is outside of GeekSquad's Honolulu branch service area, Eaton decided to sell a charger directly to me, and it will be on its way on Monday. Hopefully I'll be able to get the building permit and my electrician scheduled soon so I will be able to do level 2 charging from my carport. By the way retail price on the charger is not $700, like several articles have mentioned. It is actually $1075, which isn't too bad when you compare it with the Home Depot options. Also, according the the Mitsubishi disclosure form I had to sign when I ordered the car, you must use the Eaton charger to retain the 8yr/100,000 mi battery warranty.

Should be driving my new very efficient electric car soon! Just for other Hawaii people's interest, I'm also installing 8 extra 260W solar panels (we already have 24 panels for the house) just so I won't have to buy electricity to run the car. Eventually I think I'll break even, especially since gas here is consistently over $4/gal.

jjlink-> I think a ship takes about 4 days to cross the Pacific, so the Washington/Oregon guys should have their cars next week I think.

jjlink
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:03 pm

Aloha, I'm glad Eaton was able to help you out. I suspect others will have to go the same route since BustBuy seems to have missed the boat. :)
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

mvukovich11
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:12 am

How about car insurance for your Mitsubishi I ? When I purchase my Smart car 2008, there were only two company in the USA that would cover it. Nobody knew anything about the car and the crash tests had not been done at that time in the USA.

rickmaz
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:24 pm

I use USAA, and haven't contacted them yet, but I did notice that it's listed on their website, so it will probably go ok with them I hope. I'll let you know after I talk to them.

jjlink
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:38 am

I wonder if the Level 2 EVSE Eaton sold you for $1075 is at the MSRP, or is Bestbuy going to mark it up even more.

I see a vendor selling them for $1,395.00 here
http://yourgreencontractor.us/?page_id=65
Eaton C-H Wall Mount SAR3BX000000 – $1395


Here I see the Town of Normal being quoted $1,479.00 each by Cresent Electric Supply Company.
http://www.normal.org/Gov/Council/AM/Re ... _11_07.pdf
SAR3BX000000 $1,479.00 EA
EVSE LEVEL 2 WALL 30A ; 18FT CABLE
EATON CORPORATION
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

marta
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Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:15 pm

Any updates on your Mitsubishi i? Has it reached port yet?!

jessicaharper70

Re: yea! it's on it's way!

Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:17 pm

Man that’s my issue with the Mitsubishi. I love my provider, The Hartford, and refuse to switch but I’m not a 100% sure they cover these. Imma ask them tomorrow and see.

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