New to MINI from Maryland (PHEV All4)

Discussion in 'Starting Line - New Member Introductions' started by LeGuin, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. LeGuin

    LeGuin New Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm picking up my new MINI Countryman SE ALL4 PHEV in about 2 weeks after I turn in my scandal-laden diesel VW. :)

    I'm looking forward to learning from other All4 PHEV drivers, especially about the mpg you're getting and so forth. I ordered the panoramic sunroof, racing green, with white trim and white bonnet stripes.

    I'm wondering if I need to get a charging station, or if I'll be fine just using the standard 240V exterior outlet. I'm sure I'll have a million questions moving forward. I'm actually still also considering a Chrysler Pacifica Minivan hybrid... talk about apples and oranges, but yeah. It gets great MPG and has about 30 miles on one electric charge. But of course, it's a big ugly minivan....

    Anyway. :) Hello from Maryland!
     
  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A!:thumbsup:

    I can't offer any help at all, as all my MINIs [3] are Gen 1, but it's nice to see people are still interested in our cars! Again, WELCOME!!
     
  3. MCS02

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    Welcome to MA!
     
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    Welcome to Motoring Alliance !!
     
  5. Evie

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    How are you liking the PHEV so far?
     
  6. Goldsmithy

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    Welcome to M/A...great site and greater people.
     
  7. Sully

    Sully Administrator
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    Welcome to MA! :cornut:

    Can't wait to see pics, sounds like a nice color combination!

    I know in the past, there were rebates by the power company and local state governments that would essentially make the install of the charging station free. I did a quick search, here is a link to what i found:
    Original Rebate:
    http://mde.maryland.gov/marylandgreen/Documents/EV_dealershipflyer_online.pdf
    Updated Rebate:
    http://energy.maryland.gov/transportation/Pages/incentives_evserebate.aspx

    If you can get rebates for the car and for the equipment install I would consider doing that.. even if it works off a normal plug. That way you have it for the future.. not matter which car you get. :idea:


    Yea.. that is a bit swing. Think you know what my answer would be about that.. :beer
     
  8. Qik

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    There's not many other EV MINI owners out there, I think you're the first I've seen in a forum.

    I'd recommend installing a higher power charging station, it'll charge MUCH faster. Folks that have pure electrics swear by them.
     

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