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

Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:39 am

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:First Blinks I've seen around here are showing up on the Greenlots app. Haven't been to one yet, but they're listed as $0.03 per every 30 seconds, ($3.60/hour)


for L2? wow, that is high
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:18 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:First Blinks I've seen around here are showing up on the Greenlots app. Haven't been to one yet, but they're listed as $0.03 per every 30 seconds, ($3.60/hour)


for L2? wow, that is high

Originally, Bay Area Blinks were $3.00/hr. People bitched because anyone with a 3.3 kW OBC got really hosed compared to those (FFE etc.) with 6.6s. Blink then changed to $0.49/kWh (member, $0.59/kWh guest) pricing which California allows, so everyone was still paying more than gas/mile, but being screwed equally.
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DNAinaGoodWay
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:11 pm

There's two locations in Cambridge MA, one is $0.03 per 30 seconds, the other is $0.59/kWh. Either way is allowed here now. Pricey, but I'd use the one at IKEA anyway.

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cmwade77
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Re: How is Car Charging Group / Blink doing in your area?

Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:00 pm

Honestly if I find a Blink station that is working, I am always a little worried about passing out from shock.....lol.

Seriously, they are that bad around here and we love to go to San Diego, which seems to have a love affair with Blink. They are the most expensive network and are the least reliable. I will go to EvGo over them, of course I have the $0.10 per minute DC Fast Charging plan still, which is still a little pricey, as it works out to $0.30 per kWh, of course the cheapest I can possibly get at home is $0.18 per kWh during the middle of the night, so there's that.

Luckily there are getting to be enough free stations around me that I can almost always hit 300+ miles before paying for a charge, my record so far is about 1,700 miles on $2.40, so not doing too bad even if the charge I pay for is a bit high.

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