jamieo
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:34 pm

I've used a few around Memphis and they all worked perfectly.

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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:24 pm

hmmwv wrote:I hope in the coming years some of the weaker charger networks will be acquired and we are down to a couple of dominating networks across the country.
That was exactly the idea when CCGI bought Ecotality/Blink. Until someone demonstrates a profitable business model that doesn't rely on subsidies, there are no dominating networks, just varying levels of weak ones. Chargepoint is probably the strongest, but their business model differs somewhat from the rest.
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:02 am

No CCG/Blink here. Happily.
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:05 am

HAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA !!!!!

Blink 2.0? :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


oh, you were serious............?
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:12 pm

Just got an email from carcharging that they and green 350 are out of NCTC but blink is unaffected.
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:29 pm

EVforRobert wrote:Just got an email from carcharging that they and green 350 are out of NCTC but blink is unaffected.

Are you willing to copy and paste the email, omitting your personal info?

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EVforRobert
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:06 pm

Please be advised that CarCharging's and 350Green's ChargePoint Electric Vehicle charging stations are no longer participating in Nissan's No Charge to Charge ("NCTC") program. Therefore, we are no longer able to provide free charging at these stations.

To locate participating stations in NCTC, please visit the EZ Charge website. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

Sincerely,

CarCharging

**Please note that this change does NOT impact Electric Vehicle charging stations on Blink Network.**
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:15 pm

^^^
Thanks! Weird... then again, CCGI I guess had some stations that pre-dated their Blink acquisition.

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GetOffYourGas
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:37 am

Car Charging Group operates most of the public EVSEs around here. I get the impression, though, that few people use them. At $0.49/kWh, I can't blame them. I occasionally drop them a few bucks just because I don't want to see public charging die on the vine. But it's probably all in vain.

The stations are mostly still functioning - except the one that got run over, and another one in a dark corner of an underground parking garage.

I'm not a business man, so I don't know what it takes to make a viable network. I'm hoping that the coming wave of 200-mile BEVs will make a QC network more appealing.
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:13 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:Car Charging Group operates most of the public EVSEs around here. I get the impression, though, that few people use them. At $0.49/kWh, I can't blame them. I occasionally drop them a few bucks just because I don't want to see public charging die on the vine. But it's probably all in vain.

In the Bay Area, Blink L2 EVSEs are also $0.49/kWh. No thanks.

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