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Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:47 am

Creating a separate topic for when EA is offering free EV juice, announced or unannounced, kinda like https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/elect ... ree.37983/.

Anyway, as I posted at https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 20#p606720, looks like EA is offering free juice all this weekend thru July 5th.

I did try an EA station briefly on the way home before midnight PST and although it didn't show the above message, it did show complimentary session and let me charge for free. I didn't use their app nor a CC. Just plugged in and followed the prompts.

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:52 pm

I can confirm the pic in the tweet. Saw it on EA DC FCs yesterday and took advantage of some free CCS juice.

At the site I was at, a Kona EV showed up (1st time for the person publicly charging, said they only had the car for two days, seemed to be her BF's car) and charged up. Afterward, a Bolt showed up in its place and charged.

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:04 pm

I have taken advantage twice this weekend. Once in Elmhurst visiting a friend for Brunch and once in Lincolnwood filling the car for the kids work week. I am still a bit sad that they throttled the Chademo to 50, but found it interesting that the car's charge rate increased as the SoC increased during the session from 45 to 48 kW. It held the peak rate it until 69% SoC. The battery started around 80F and went to 103F (ambient 86). Maybe 90F is the ideal temp to charge at for this battery. 33 min to go from 28% to 81% SoC.

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:58 pm

Electrify America To Offer Free Charging All Labor Day Weekend Long
https://insideevs.com/news/530361/elect ... ing-offer/

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:00 pm

I can confirm it was free and working just fine last night w/my Bolt, which of course uses CCS. Just plug in as before. No need to use their app or a credit card.

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:03 pm

One of the sites I was at in my city showed Unavailable w/red X's on the display for both handles.

The other two stations worked but the LCDs were worse than washed out by the sun, one was almost completely black except for some borders. The other was about 70% as a bad. I've been there are night before and not seen this prob. I'm guessing the LCDs on the EA BTC Power units are overheating due to direct sunlight + over 90 F outside temps and thus temporarily (hopefully) black.

Fortunately, since they were free for Labor Day weekend, you could just plug in and they both just worked. If you had to navigate the UI on the screen... you were in a world of hurt. The app probably would've been ok.

I passed by this afternoon and from a brief look, nobody was there.

Funny that the one w/the totally working LCD (not being baked by the sun) was the n/a one.

Today on the way home, I stopped by a new site w/EA Signet (have used a few times before). Two ID.4s were there and a Taycan was behind me. I had to plug into the one w/CHAdeMO as nothing else would've been reachable/open.

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:40 pm

We're getting some reports of some EA stations being free today. See https://www.chevybolt.org/threads/elect ... ost-671480.

The usual caveats for CHAdeMO cars and CCS cars apply with EA since each EA site only has 1 CHAdeMO handle. I wouldn't make a trip out to an EA station w/a CHAdeMO car just to check but if you're in the area...

Update: I can confirm it's free here in the Bay Area. Taking advantage now. Shows complimentary session. Just plugged in and it started.

Update 2: Got free juice at another EA station. That set had a screen that said "This charge is on us...", that they reserve the right to cancel or modify the offer at any time and that it runs from 3 am EDT Nov 24, 2021 to 3 am EDT Nov 29, 2021.

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Re: Electrify America complimentary sessions (set to free)

Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:14 am

I charged for free at 4 different EA sites today, two in areas I've never been to before. At all sites, except 1, there was nobody else charging.

Between the EA chargers + a free CCS ChargePoint CPE 100 at a casino, I got about 60.5 kWh of free juice today.

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