wekebu
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EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:53 pm

I received a card to register for 24 months free charging using the "no charge to charge" from Nissan. When I went to register today, EZCharge wanted my name, address, etc. Then it suggested that I preregister at several companies, like EVgo, blink, -chargepoin+.

Those companies wanted my credit card info. I find this odd considering it's 24 months "free" to charge. I'm concerned that my credit card will charged. (Pun not intended, but I like it) .

Anyone have experience with the free EZ-Charge card? I gotta say, I'm dizzy with all these different companies. Will they all have either the J-1772 or the CHAdeMO?

As you can tell, I'm a new owner...one whole day.

goldbrick
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:25 pm

I've had a 2017 Leaf for about 8 months and that is exactly how I remember getting setup with EZCharge. I have only used a few public EVSE stations since I can charge for free at work but I have never been charged for using any charger, even though they have my CC info.

The different companies will have different equipment and often a single location will have a variety of charging options available. There are websites and apps (PlugShare.com is a good one) that will show you the charging stations in any area and you can filter them by charger type, cost, etc.

One thing that is constant everywhere is that even if a site is free you will need your EZCharge card (or similar) to activate the charger. The only exception I've seen to this is our local Nissan dealer has a charger that is 'free for all' and requires no charge card.

LeftieBiker
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:15 pm

The way it works with EVGo is you can charge for free for 30 minutes. After that they start charging you, and they need a card for that. It isn't the same as a free buffet at a bar, I'm afraid. As long as you watch the clock you should be ok. ChargePoint, BTW, has never charged my credit card for anything other than the required $25 deposit in 5 years. EVGo isn't as reliable, but they tend to get you with the wrong rate.
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wekebu
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:24 am

@goldbrick @LeftieBiker thank you for clarifying this for me.

edorfox
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:29 am

I discovered another bit of info using NCTC on the Blink network, it only applies to L3 Chademo. I was billed $1.99 for using the L2.

Area code 98312

Ed
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LeafMuranoDriver
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:22 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The way it works with EVGo is you can charge for free for 30 minutes. After that they start charging you, and they need a card for that. It isn't the same as a free buffet at a bar, I'm afraid. As long as you watch the clock you should be ok. ChargePoint, BTW, has never charged my credit card for anything other than the required $25 deposit in 5 years. EVGo isn't as reliable, but they tend to get you with the wrong rate.

Are you sure about this? The QC shuts off at 30 minutes so it has never gone over for me. I then just restart another 30 minute session and it's free.

I'm on my 2nd Leaf and 2nd free 2 years of NCTC. I've never paid for an EvGO session but I have gotten more than 60 free charges and counting.

On L2, I believe you get 2 hours free. Maybe it starts charging after that?
2015 Leaf S w/ QC
Mfg: Jan. '15 // Pur: May '15
Best: 6/27/15 - 1,416 Miles - 292 GIDs - 63.11 Ahr - 22.6 kWh - 100% SOH - 97.2% Hx - 4 QC, 29 L2
Worst: 12/12/15 - 4,616 Miles - 259 GIDs - 55.02 Ahr - 20.1 kWh - 99% SOH - 82.8% Hx - 17 QC, 96 L2

LeftieBiker
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:07 pm

I'm not certain, but I seem to recall them recently extending QC sessions to 45 minutes. If that's the case then at 30:01 you get to pay a session fee at least. I also noticed that it keeps counting after you press "Stop" until the station actually shuts off, which is about 25 seconds. I'll look into it.

EDIT: According to this, member sessions are 45 or 60 minutes, but there are no session fees. I don't know, however, if this applies to the NCTC plan.

https://www.evgo.com/about/news/evgo-announces-price-drops-ev-fast-charging-across-u-s/
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:53 am

wekebu wrote:I received a card to register for 24 months free charging using the "no charge to charge" from Nissan. When I went to register today, EZCharge wanted my name, address, etc. Then it suggested that I preregister at several companies, like EVgo, blink, -chargepoin+.

Those companies wanted my credit card info. I find this odd considering it's 24 months "free" to charge. I'm concerned that my credit card will charged. (Pun not intended, but I like it) .

Anyone have experience with the free EZ-Charge card? I gotta say, I'm dizzy with all these different companies. Will they all have either the J-1772 or the CHAdeMO?

As you can tell, I'm a new owner...one whole day.


I don't think this is a problem. I think they want an ID and financial ability to pay from you in the event you ever encounter a charger that has a fee. I have used ChargePoint for 4 years, and only have been charged when I used a charger in a college that had a.... (HAHA) $2 fee for a full charge. Very reasonable.. Same price as at home..

LeafMuranoDriver
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:09 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:EDIT: According to this, member sessions are 45 or 60 minutes, but there are no session fees. I don't know, however, if this applies to the NCTC plan.

https://www.evgo.com/about/news/evgo-announces-price-drops-ev-fast-charging-across-u-s/

Interesting. All of the chargers I've used in SoCal stop just after 30 minutes. I've had to restart a couple times with the new 40kWh battery when I was really low and needed a full charge.
2015 Leaf S w/ QC
Mfg: Jan. '15 // Pur: May '15
Best: 6/27/15 - 1,416 Miles - 292 GIDs - 63.11 Ahr - 22.6 kWh - 100% SOH - 97.2% Hx - 4 QC, 29 L2
Worst: 12/12/15 - 4,616 Miles - 259 GIDs - 55.02 Ahr - 20.1 kWh - 99% SOH - 82.8% Hx - 17 QC, 96 L2

wekebu
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Re: EZ-Charge, 24 months Free Charging Questions

Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:28 am

Well, the plot thickens. As it turns out, my dealership is not a participating dealership in the No Charge To Charge program. My card is useless. I've called the dealership yesterday and left a message for the guy above the salesmen (salesmen is on a prescheduled cruise). I've emailed Nissanusa.com Any other suggestions?

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