davewill wrote:I'm not sure what you're complaining about. For once in a blue moon, I don't see these charges as being out of line at all. And if you're a regular user, you can sign up for monthly. I used to complain way back when they first launched in Texas and had no way to pay without a monthly commitment, but this is as good as we have any right to expect, folks. The public charging business if barely (if it is at all) viable even at these prices.
Yeah, for occasional use it's pricey, but I can't really complain that much. That said, Blink QC is significantly cheaper if you can find one that works. Here's what I paid last week at a Blink QC:
Session Duration: 18m 22s
Fee Amount: $5.31
Rate: $0.59 / kWh
Energy Consumed: 9.01 kWh
That same QC on eVgo would have cost $4.95 + $0.20 * 18 = $8.55 or $0.95 / kWh.
Expensive, but at least eVgo is pretty good at keeping their stations online.
Still, I would highly prefer a single plan that simply discounts the cost as you use more energy every month.
Say the first 10 kWh / month costs $1.00 / kWh, but then the next 20 kWh costs $0.75 / kWh, the next 30 kWh costs $0.50 / kWh and every kWh on top of that costs $0.30 / kWh.
A plan that would get you the same overall revenue, but wouldn't make you feel like you're paying for nothing if you happen to go a couple months without using the stations.