From: email@example.com Date: Tue, 3 Dec 96 21:09:59 PST Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: EV-1 - more developments & thoughts To: "Siebert, Bob"
Bob, Latest updates: - The electrical subcontractor came by. I found out that we have 125A service. Assuming that we have enough margin to begin with, the charger will probably max us out, so I've requested an estimate also for upgrading the whole box ($$). I expect the estimate to be faxed to me tomorrow. If we go for it, it will take a couple of days before it gets done. The EV-1 specialist said they don't want the customer to go more than 3 days without the 220V charger. Hmmm... - Another complaint- The charger cord is only 6 ft long and the unit weighs 150 lbs, requiring mounting on a wall stud. Naturally this limits where it can possibly go (and where you can park). They definitely need to think about a longer cord so you can choose the mounting place better to allow for parking on either side of a 2-car garage. We will have to substantially rearrange our garage junk as the station wagon can only park in the side which will have to receive the charger. Also thinking ahead optimistically, I think the charger should have two cables for the two-car family. Even if only one can charge at a time, automatic switching to the other car would be desirable. Ideally, simply parking the car should couple it to the charger automatically sort of like the mid-air refueling probe on military aircraft, perhaps. - I received by FEDEX a copy of the lease form as we requested from the EV-1 guy. He said it is STILL a draft, and is subject to change! I'll bring it in tomorrow for you to see. - The EV-1 specialist now informs us that getting silver will be a problem till next week. On Saturday, I specifically asked if getting this color immediately would be a problem, and he said it wouldn't. I guess you still can't believe sales people, even from Saturn! [On 1/14/97 our Saturn EV-1 specialist took a look at this page and gave me a bit more information as to what happened regarding the delay in delivering our car. He said that they underestimated the popularity of the Silver-blue color. Originally it was projected to be the least popular color, but it turned out to the MOST popular color. In fact, we received a car which was meant to be delivered to a dealer. If he had not been able to pull this off, we would have had to wait for the delivery of the January production!]Dave --------------------------------- E-mail: email@example.com kodama@EAnet.com ---------------------------------