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Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:47 am

Hi Phoenix Metro and Maricopa County folks,

Starting today, Monday, July 9th, we (Blink) will begin rolling out our Membership plans in Maricopa County. If you have yet to register your InCard, now is the time!

We have also posted a Company Update on our Blink community forum, BlinkShare - http://www.blinknetwork.com/share - with more details.

Let us know if you have any questions and please let us know how your charging experience goes!
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Re: Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:17 am

Welcome to the forum, Blink folks...

For our users, the link below will take you directly to the referenced page that has more information....

http://blinkshare.blinknetwork.com/blin ... arts_today

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Re: Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:20 am

How much for L2? (last I heard, $1 per hour)
How much for DC-QC? (no estimates given)
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Re: Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:27 pm

DarkStar wrote:How much for L2? (last I heard, $1 per hour)
How much for DC-QC? (no estimates given)


Hi DarkStar,

Here is a link to our Membership page - https://www.blinknetwork.com/membership.html With a Blink Plus membership, charging is $1 per hour - (and signing up for this membership is currently free), - Blink Basic is $1.50 per hour and Blink Guest is $2 per hour.

Currently, DCFC charging is free.

(The website was fixed; the above link has been edited.) :)
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Re: Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:32 pm

So does this mean the charging stations are no longer free?
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Re: Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:49 pm

shrink wrote:So does this mean the charging stations are no longer free?



Hi Shrink,

Starting this evening and over the course of the next few days, Maricopa County Blink units will have the membership software on the units, however charging will be free for the coming months.
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:53 pm

Thanks for posting this info. I've been lax in getting around to signing up for official membership, but now I'll get on my horse. I'm sorry to see they will no longer be free, but everyone's gotta make a living.

In light of all the lost bars in Phoenix, I would ask that Blink seek out more shady spots for Blink chargers, if possible. I'm nervous about plugging in on top of blacktop when it's over 110, like today. I only know of three spots with cover, besides the nice shady spots at your HQ, but maybe I don't know where the others are located.

Thanks!

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Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:07 pm

If these are billed hourly, then a 2013 LEAF or 2012 FFE really has an advantage with the faster on-board charger.
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:56 pm

So the government pays $100M for the public EVSE deployment, ECOtality installs a tenth of what they said they would build, and now they want to nick us for a $1.50 an hour to charge. Hmmmm, no thanks. I'll charge at home for 25 cents an hour at night or free (with solar) during the day.
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Re: Blink Membership Rollout Starts Today in Maricopa County

Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:49 pm

Eniac,
I, for one, welcome Blink to the forums. I would much rather have them posting here and telling us what's new or what the plans are rather than having them lose interest and go away because of posts like yours that are mean-spirited and inaccurate.

Sounds like you're upset because the government will be spending too much for the stations (you do know that the $100M hasn't been paid out yet, right?), and there aren't enough of them installed yet. But in the end, you don't like the price to use them anyways, which nullifies your argument. Of course they want to install more units, and they're working on it feverishly. In San Diego, they've installed double your 10% amount with many more on the way...

If you don't want to support public charging, that's your choice...But it's far from free to operate, and it will never be as cheap as your super off-peak garage price, which (by the way) is a temporary rate only for the duration of the local rate study. Your solar system may not have any O&M costs, but it wasn't free either...

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