Curious What $750 Gets You? Pics of the Guts of Nissan LEAF's Charge Station

By · December 02, 2010

Nissan LEAF AeroVironment Charge Station Innards

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. As far as we here at know, these are the first pics ever seen of what the internal guts of an AeroVironment-branded Nissan LEAF charging station look like.

A user calling himself "Tango" over at the MyNissanLEAF forum posted them yesterday saying, "I wasn't sure if anyone posted pics of the insides yet, so while they were [installing it], I took a couple of pictures of the innards."

Nissan has said that most people who get their LEAF charging stations installed by AeroVironment will pay around $2,200 to $2,500 in hardware, permits and labor—$750 of which is for the actual charge station hardware. While the pictures are interesting in-and-of-themselves for those of us that care about what happens under the hood of all of our equipment, the bigger question the pictures bring up is what, exactly, you're paying for when you plunk down your $750 for the hardware.

Seriously, it looks rather sparse inside, does it not? Perhaps some of you more electrically inclined/engineering types can chime in and let us know if $750 seems reasonable now that we know what's inside?

Nissan LEAF AeroVironment Charge Station Innards

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