This is an update (as of 12/9/96) to the charger installation
chapter of the EV-1 story. For reference, the steps to get up
to 12/5 are included (italicized):
... but wait! The new meter is not installed or
operating yet. That's still to come...
- We commit to getting an EV-1.
- EV-1 rep calls Edison electrical contractor.
- Contractor calls me to set up inspection.
- We meet for inspection (contractor takes photos).
- Contractor faxes EV-1 rep with estimate.
- EV-1 rep faxes me with estimate.
- I sign estimate and fax back to EV-1 rep after talking
to the him.
- Edison rep calls me (leaves voice mail) to insure
access to meter.
- I call Edison rep to leave him voice mail assuring access.
- Contractor calls me to tell me I must now call Edison's
800 number to request dual meter service.
- I call Edison 800 number, negotiate voice mail maze, listen
to lots of music, talk to 3 people, and accomplish getting
the request in.
- I find the Edison installer has installed the skeleton
of the meter and has left me a note saying now it has
to be wired in by the contractor and when that is
done, it has to be inspected by the city...
- I call the GM EV-1 specialist to push for an
charger installation appointment (I'm starting to get
impatient with the whole process, upon which the
delivery of the car depends).
- The contractor calls to say they will try for Friday
(12/6) afternoon, but may not make it if their morning
installation runs into problems.
- Early Friday afternoon, the contractor calls to say
they won't make it as they are running longer than
expected. We reschedule for Monday morning.
- Monday morning (12/9), right on time, the contractor's
crew shows up and installs the charger, finishing just
in time to beat a big rain storm. The charger is now
Finally, the charger is installed and operational, but
still no car!