charger install tomorrow
It looks like my charger will finally be installed in my neighbor’s garage tomorrow. Looking forward to it, as my GFI charging in the garage has been pretty unreliable—it keeps tripping. And the document they mailed us today, about how to deal with problems with the 110v charging cable, just kind of annoys me:
- With a 18-foot cable and most people charging in their garages, how are you supposed to charge on a non-GFI outlet? Code requires one in garages because of the wetness, doesn’t it? They could have designed the 110v cable in 2 pieces: a GFI piece that is optional and a cord that can be used with or without the GFI.
The recent thread on NAM about more and more donations of MINI E’s to non-profits and other companies is raising some hackles, and rightly so. MINI should address it somehow… It will be interesting to see how it plays out. Maybe one thing MINI could do is work hard to get their lobbyists to convince Congress and the IRS to ensure field trial participants get a portion of the $7500 tax credit. That would ease some of the distress…