Plugshare, Plugshare, PLUGSHARE!
Its really quite essential for any on the road charging. Make sure you filter it to only show plugs you are interested in using. This can be as little as 2 (J1772 and chademo) or you can add random things like campground plugs, wall plugs, etc. to match your adapters kit.
Networks are important especially if price conscious. I have NCTC so I concentrate on Blink, Webasto and EVGO since I can QC free on those but I still show everything simply because a quick boost I pay a few bucks for is better than nothing.
But comments on Plugshare is what you want to be looking at. I just spent a few mins checking EA only and this is what I found.
Hyundai Kona Electric
Did charge my EV for 24 min at 55kw of total 22kwh and paid 17$. This is an unacceptable price for me. I will never use these stations anymore. The future is not welcome here.
My i3 would not initiate on any but the combo charger. One refused to read my card. The rest save one reported a charging fault. The last one worked.
NOTE Red flag here. This means the One chademo plug here is much less likely to be available!!
Toyota RAV4 EV
Horrible EA chargers. Processing payment loop using app. Phone support rebooted. Then 4 failed attempts with “charging Error” using cc card while phone support waited patiently. BYE Heading to AV down the street. Watch out.... my bank fraud department called me after seeing 4 $50 charges from EA. They were my 4 Failed attempts to charge. EA says they should drop after 2 business days. Worst $200 bucks I’ve ever not spent...
Nice facility. All of them appear to be online. Prices are RIDICULOUSLY expensive. Even as a member I’m pulling 24kw but getting charged $.50/min.
Slow, but it worked. Maxed out at 34kw on a 350kw charger. Car’s limit is 100kw. Was charged $0.69/min but should have been $0.25/min.
Ok so I only showed negative ones but I also don't make it a habit of stopping at ones that don't have recent successful charge events unless I have time and range to investigate.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 16,686 mi, 91.51% SOH
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