Of course, those drivers are not the only ones with this idea bouncing around in their heads. The RAV4 EV owners were especially adamant and insisted that their prior EV knowledge would simplify the task of installing the charging unit. They immediately shot emails to Nissan asking about the possibility of purchasing the charger sans professional installation. Mark Perry, Nissan's director of product planning for North America, quickly responded with:
Perry's words squashed any thoughts of a self install for now, but the task is probably best left to the professionals anyways.A buyer is able to install [the equipment] as long as permitted [by] local codes, inspections etc. So that means a trained/certified electrician MUST do the work. Driving an EV does not qualify someone as electrician.
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