Charles Wright said:
I just read your post about the Blink Charger have you installed it yet? My car is scheduled to arrive mid January and I am getting ready to order my charger. I like the idea about better programming and has an internet connection. What was your out come?
@Charles: No, I just placed the order. It will be a couple of weeks before the unit arrives and a few days before they can come and install it. Also, once it is installed, I will have nothing to plug it into until my Karma shows up but I should be able to (at least) play with the telematics. The overall cost with tax, shipping, permits and installation was around $2500. The EVConnect package is around $2300 but for that you get a pretty dumb unit with no network connection or programming capability.
If you buy and install either unit before December 31, you should be able to get a tax credit for 1/3 the amount of the total cost up to $1000 on your 2011 Federal taxes (check with your tax adviser on this). Depending on where you live, you may also be able to qualify for local subsidies or benefits.
Even though my Karma is nowhere near being delivered, I figured it made sense to take advantage of the tax credit before it expired at the end of the year.