thankyouOB wrote:there is nothing on the website about a fee to be a member in 2014.
Blink went bankrupt in 2013, and was auctioned off to CarCharging http://www.carcharging.com/
I think we can expect a lot of changes in the next 3-9 months while the dust settles (assuming it settles).
walterbays wrote:I'd be angry to be charged $30 for hypothetical access to a bunch of broken chargers. If they fixed them and kept them fixed and kept the online status accurate then I'd be happy to pay even more. Especially if they structured it as a membership fee for discounts to per-minute fees, so people wouldn't camp out on the chargers.
Until there some enforcement with respect to ICE'd EVSE, they wont be able to do anything about camping. And I think their plan is to migrate as much as possible to billing by kWHr rather than time.
walterbays wrote:The main thing we'll learn whenever the dust finally settles is whether CarCharging bought Blink to run it as a business, or whether they bought it hoping to flip it to a new owner for a profit. Even if the latter I'd think that some amount of maintenance to their assets would be required to maintain the value of the business.
I hadn't thought of flipping... but they have fixed a few chargers. It may be nothing more than a token effort though.
1st Batt Bar @ 8.5k mi. 29Aug2012 ..... 2nd @18.2k mi. 14Jun2013 ..... 3rd @(21k) mi. Aug2013 ..... 4th @ 34.0k Oct 5, 2014
SOH= 63, Hx=41.74 AHr=41.36 ..... Replaced ..... SOH=100, Hx=99.98 AHr=66.14 ..... Blue 2012 SL, 3 Yr Lease ends Dec2014