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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:11 pm
by BostonLance
One of three plans that appeared under Boston, Massachusetts is the FLEX plan, that I took:

Their FLEX plan is $4.95 for set up fee,
No Monthly Charge
$4.95 per session plus $0.20 per minute for DC Fast Charge
Level 2: $1.50 per hour.

That makes a DC fast charge $10.95 for 30 minutes - a tad high, but I only plan to use it in an emergency.

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:57 am
by NeilBlanchard
Thanks for that information. That is quite high, considering the monthly fee has to be paid no matter what. Chargepoint is no monthly fee and costs ~$6 for an hour of charging.

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:52 pm
by BostonLance
NeilBlanchard wrote:...considering the monthly fee has to be paid no matter what.
The NRG eVgo FLEX plan has NO monthly fee - just as ChargePoint has NO monthly fee.

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:55 pm
by brettiegabber
To follow up on my earlier post: I emailed NRG about how their pricing without any plan cost less than the pricing with a plan.... And someone updated all the pricing on Plugshare. The price without a plan went up so now the plans are comparatively slightly less.

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:13 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
If you can charge at home or work, the flex plan is the way to go. NRG QCs are going up fast, at good locations, and already outnumber ChargePoint QCs and even the dealer's often broken ones. And there's usually two CHAdeMOs now.

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:28 am
by NeilBlanchard
BostonLance wrote:
NeilBlanchard wrote:...considering the monthly fee has to be paid no matter what.
The NRG eVgo FLEX plan has NO monthly fee - just as ChargePoint has NO monthly fee.
The Flex plan has no L3 quick charging. That is almost useless, because there are LOTS of L2 charging stations that are free or lower cost than what eVgo offers.

Chargepoint has no monthly fee for quick charging, and it costs less per charge, as well.

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:12 am
by BostonLance
Neil - I don't have a dog in the race about whether Charge Point or NRG eVgo is better. I noted in my post that NRG eVgo is a tad expensive.

But my point stands: the NRG eVgo FLEX plan listed for Boston does have Level 3 in their FLEX plan (i.e. listed as D.C.Quick Charge in their plan and in my post above). Is there a concern that D.C. Quick Charge isn't the same as Level 3?

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:46 pm
by NeilBlanchard
Their site may be wonky, because I selected Boston as well, and there is no mention of L3 aka quick charging aka DC-FC on the Flex plan. If it did, I would do it, because they are the only system that has any CCS chargers (for our e-Golf).

Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:40 am
by DNAinaGoodWay
Their website is pretty bad, but they do offer QC on the flex plan.
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Re: NRG eVgo in New England

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:11 am
by gregn
I've done a trip from Montpelier, VT to Boston area in my leaf. It is doable with an L2 stop in Concord for about 20 min. I wonder why there isn't a QC in Manchester or at the big rest stop? There are Tesla Superchargers there. Seems it would be easy for EvGo to put a couple of QC units there too. That would make the 89/93 corridor real. A unit in Concord would be better of course. I wonder how we as consumers can make this happen? May be the demand isn't there yet.
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:Some new QC stations of note lately, 2 in RI, York ME, and one just north of the White Mountains. Central NH is still a QC desert though.
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