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free charging at Electrify America

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:55 am
by cwerdna
Post here when there's free announced or unannounced charging at EA statiions.

I'll start. This has already begun: https://media.electrifyamerica.com/en-us/releases/136.
Reston, VA (April 20, 2021) -- On Earth Day, Thursday April 22, electric vehicle owners will get free charging sessions at all Electrify America ultra-fast charging stations.

Electric vehicle drivers can locate a charging station by visiting the Electrify America website.

The company will not charge EV drivers for sessions starting at 12:00 a.m. EDT April 22 on through to 3:00 a.m. EDT April 23.

As a reminder, you need to support the handle like at viewtopic.php?p=36057#p36057 until the plug is locked to the car. For these free sessions, you shouldn't need to use their app, NFC or a credit card.

Re: free charging at Electrify America

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:40 pm
by BoltEV
I received emails:

1) EVGo will give me a $5 discount on any charge through the end of April; and

2) EV Connect:
We’re celebrating Earth Day by investing in a sustainable future. That's why if you charge your car at any EV Connect station on April 22, 2021, we will donate $0.10 per kWh charged to Coalition for Clean Air, a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit focused on protecting public health, improving air quality, and preventing climate change.

Re: free charging at Electrify America

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:09 pm
by AyeJay
Thanks for the heads up cwerdna! ..

Went to the new EA site near me and it was indeed free (no app, CC needed) today on Earth Day!
The EA charge rate [36kw] was still pretty slow compared to the free (every day) EVgo site near me [46kw].

AJ

Re: free charging at Electrify America

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:09 am
by cwerdna

Re: free charging at Electrify America

Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:54 pm
by cwerdna
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.

Re: free charging at Electrify America

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:47 am
by SparkE
I used 4 differnet EA sites (since it was free, I basically used the occasion to try 4 different EA sites near major highway & interstate junctions, so that I know where the sites actually are, and to check that there are no charging problems).

I did a "SF East Bay tour" driving north and came back down the Concord-Livermore valley back to San Jose.

Yup, all free.