WetEV
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Re: GCR: Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:13 pm

SageBrush wrote:
GRA wrote:Which you should have no trouble doing within a few months in a non-Tesla.
Let's summarize:

In a new LEAF I can drive ~ 50 miles north to Santa Fe. Destinations further north are verboten.
Eh... Nissan isn't making the 24kWh LEAF anymore.
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Re: GCR: Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:27 pm

WetEV wrote: Eh... Nissan isn't making the 24kWh LEAF anymore.
But just for you they will make a new battery.
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Re: GCR: Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:12 pm

Nubo wrote:Charging providers always trying to reinvent the wheel by putting proprietary bullshit in between you and the charge. Gas stations do just fine with credit cards. I wish charge providers would get with the program.
Credit cards are a bad deal for the seller. They take a percentage, but perhaps more notably for EVs, they also take a fixed fee per transaction. It's only in the tens of cents, but given the cost of electricity, it's enough to make L2 charging in particular look uneconomical -- either you eat the fees and end up making nothing, or you pass the cost on to the customer and charge them vastly more than they'd pay at home. Gas stations don't have this problem because you can't fuel at home, and everybody buys at least a few dollars' worth at at time, which makes the fees absorbable. (Despite this, notice how many stations offer a discount for cash -- even though that's against the terms of their credit card agreements.)

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Re: GCR: Charging network EVgo goes tagless, tests battery buffers at stations

Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:06 am

Some gas stations also offer discounts for using their credit cards. I agree, credit cards are not likely to work well long term at unattended charging stations (think about the possibility of skimmers, etc.). Personally, I don't have a problem with charging network memberships. I have one RFID card (from the Nissan No Charge To Charge program that came with the 2015) registered with all of the networks in my area. I get a charge to my credit card once a month from each network I use during the month, simple and easy.
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