Cadillac ELR Forum Discussion, Level 2 charger installation in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Hello. New owner here. Has anyone had their level 2 charger installation done yet? Does Cadillac provide a branded unit ...
Congratulation, boomer67! Glad to hear the ELR is exceeding your expectations.
I was contacted by Bosch for the intial evaluation about two weeks after I took delivery of my ELR. The contracted electrician has since been out, submitted a quote to Bosch, and now we're just waiting for the charger to arrive so it can be installed. I was told the chager would be Cadillac-branded hardware: http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uplo...lr-charger.jpg
If I ever move to LA (and I'm working on it, especially after this last winter which has still not ended) I'd have an electric car. Talked to a guy in LA who was driving a Leaf. He had 1,000 miles on it and said he has spent $0 on electricity. There are free charging stations all around the city. How great it must be to drive for free! I guess the taxes make it not so free, but the weather is great.
It is definitely a Cadillac branded unit. Checked out the system installed in our first ELR owner's home, and it's very clean. Exact same unit shown in the video above, same as we have here at the dealership.
Here in Texas I registered for an energy plan that gives me free electricity between 10 pm and 6 am every day. I make sure that the ELR charging is done during that time and, in effect, do not pay anything for the juice going into the car. There is a ceiling on the plan but it is high enough to avoid overages during the hotter months in Texas.