GetOffYourGas wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:59 am
GetOffYourGas wrote:As I wrote on the “Mission E” thread, I take this as good news. VWAG is taking EVs seriously. EA’s network is now critics to the success of one of their flagship products. Unlike a certain other network, EA is not a walled garden; it is available for all EVs to use. That they have financial motivation to maintain and improve it is a boon to all EV drivers.
EA doesn't have to be a protocol "walled garden" with its pricing scheme. Don't be surprised to see VW giving favorable pricing scheme for its customers while we are left out in the cold.
giving "favorable pricing" for its customers. The Taycan comes with 3 years free! If that's not favorable pricing, nothing is. And no, I'm not surprised by it. Nor am I upset. Sure, I wish that they were more in line with EVGo's pricing. But the truth is, if you could actually use 150kW, the pricing is better than EVGo's (3X the power for much less than 3X the cost).
I didn't even know about Taycan coming with the 3 years of free charging on EA until I stumbled across it when trying to configure a Taycan. I posted about it at https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 21#p594221
. From their build page, it said:
Included 3 Years of 30 Minute DC Charging Sessions at Electrify America Stations
With the purchase of your Taycan, the following are included with Electrify America upon activation of the Porsche Charging Service:
Unlimited 30 minute sessions of DC fast charging
Unlimited 1 hour sessions of AC charging
Note: Both AC and DC charging require a one hour break between sessions. The Porsche Connect App is required to start charging sessions.
Gotta love VW's clever scheme to let the dieselgate $ benefit themselves.