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    boomer67 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Level 2 charger installation

    Hello. New owner here. Has anyone had their level 2 charger installation done yet? Does Cadillac provide a branded unit or is it a Bosch unit?

    Vehicle is exceeding my expectations by the way.

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    I wonder how it compares to a Tesla. Were you able to test drive both?

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    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


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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    Quote Originally Posted by boomer67 View Post
    Hello. New owner here. Has anyone had their level 2 charger installation done yet? Does Cadillac provide a branded unit or is it a Bosch unit?

    Vehicle is exceeding my expectations by the way.
    Blast is 100% correct. Same here. Congrats on your new ELR!

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    Quote Originally Posted by ats4life View Post
    I wonder how it compares to a Tesla. Were you able to test drive both?
    I drove both. The ELR is a better value for the money, IMHO. Also, I don't need 0-60 in 4-5 seconds or seating for 5 + 2. See my other posts for a more detailed evaluation of the ELR.

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    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.

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    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.
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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    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.

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    Does anyone have any recent experience with the Bosch charger installation process? I'm looking through the materials I received and I don't see any info on who I contact to get the process started.

    I'm two days into the lease on the ELR and I'm very pleased with the car so far.

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    Mightyratz, I called the ELR concierge from my ELR, asked about the process. They took my info and within a day I was contacted by Bosch in Illinois and then a certified Bosch electrician here in Houston. Two days later the electrician was at the house and did his appraisal. Three or four days I received an email from Bosch with the estimated cost. I agreed with the cost and assessment, and a week later the electrician came out and installed the charger. Took 30 minutes, and was cost free to me. A full charge takes between 4.5 and 5 hours. And recently full charges have been resulting in 45-46 miles, significantly more than the 38 I expected. The process was a breeze.

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    Thanks dagger. I called the concierge number and was contacted by Bosch within a couple hours. An electrician should be out this week to prep an estimate.

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    You are going to be impressed how smooth the process is, first class! Hope you enjoy the car as much as I am..

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    The ELR Concierge Team and Bosch are great... I cant BEG my electrician to do the job (which I believe he did/will submit a ridiculous quote for)... Its been over three weeks and I had to finally request a new installer...

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    Wow, that's a shame... Hopefully your next installer will be better/more motivated... My only delay was the week it took for Bosch to ship the Cadillac charger.. Good luck!

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    Re: Level 2 charger installation

    The ELR Concierge Team were quick in putting me in contact with Bosch, but unfortunately Bosch dropped the ball with me. The Bosch representative contacted me and took all my information, but I never heard back from them. I called them yesterday (9-8-14) after a month had passed, but all I was able to leave was a voicemail. No return call, so called again this afternoon and finally was able to speak with a live person. After being bounced around among several people, I finally found the right person. I basically was told an electrician had not been assigned. Within 30 minutes I was telephoned back with an electricians name and also emailed the same information. I was told I would be contacted by the electrician within 24-48 hours. I'm hoping the process goes smoother now. Anxious to get the charger installed.

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