From June 2009 to June 2010 I had the privilege of Driving an All Electric MIMI E for a year, it was a great experience, and got me hooked on electric cars. I've since moved on to other electric cars which I will blog about.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wall Charger Installed

Had my Wall charger installed this morning, took about 2 hours, still no cable but otherwise no problems. Next step is for the Township to inspect it, and for the electricians to come back with a charging cable when it arrives, right now MINI doesnt have enough charging cables and the ones they do have are being installed in California.
Some bloggers in LA had mentioned having their wall charger installed and inspected right away, I wonder if LA is pushing EV charger installs to the top of their priority, dont see that happening that fast around here.
This is the 40 Amp charger, I asked the electricians about this and was told all they had recieved for New Jersey was 40 Amp chargers, I was a bit surprised, I know some people in NJ have the ability to use a 60 Amp charger and it seems a real shame not to use them where possible.


  1. Way to go, Robert. Have they told you what # MINI E you will be getting?

    I got my contract today.

  2. Robert, I got my wall box installed last Friday. along with an additional meter port for PSE%G to track seperate usage. Are you a PSE&G customer? didd they do the same for you?

    photo on my Mini blog

  3. Tim,
    dont have a number yet, will post it here when I do.

    I am a JCP&L customer, though I use Community Energy as my 100% renewable energy supplier. I had heard that an extra meter would be something I'd have to pay for on my own. Is PSE&G providing this free? Did your electrician tell you about this, or was this something you had to initiate?
    Also added links to your blog

  4. I just got notification I am #161 and get the car on Saturday. Cable installed and approved (I assume). This will truly be a long weekend.....driving!

  5. Robert,

    I did not have to pay for this. The electrician installed the port as part of the charger install and PSE&G is scheduling to come out t install the actual meter. I did have to pay $1500 for a panel replacement because my panel was full, but no charge for he meter

  6. Adam,
    Congratulations, have a great time this weekend, and be sure and give us a report when your not busy driving your new MINI E

    Good deal you got with the meter, I wish I had one to judge the energy usage, but I wasnt going to pay for it myself.