cwerdna
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free charging at Electrify America

Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:55 am

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.

BoltEV
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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:40 pm

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.

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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:09 pm

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
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- 1982 VW Rabbit (Caddy) TD Pickup

cwerdna
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Re: free charging at Electrify America

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cwerdna
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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:54 pm

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.

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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:47 am

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.

BoltEV
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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Wed Aug 04, 2021 5:28 pm

SparkE:

I am somewhat shocked that you do not rail against VW's use of public money (based upon their diesel scandal settlement) to start their EA charging network).

You could not keep yourself calm when it came to EVGo (NRG) and the State of California, as I recall. You were tossing allegations far and wide!! :shock:

Mellowing in your old age!? :lol:

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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:10 pm

BoltEV wrote:SparkE:

I am somewhat shocked that you do not rail against VW's use of public money (based upon their diesel scandal settlement) to start their EA charging network).

You could not keep yourself calm when it came to EVGo (NRG) and the State of California, as I recall. You were tossing allegations far and wide!! :shock:

Mellowing in your old age!? :lol:


I actually have been ranting about EA. Several rants. For exactly that reason. Maybe not here? Not in a while, that's for sure. However, EA did a much better job than EVgo ever did (EVgo missed every single deadline, over years). I may start ranting about EA again, because I heard rumours (hey, I said rumors, not providing as fact) that EA is looking to get investors, sell a huge part of the business. Sucking up money and making a profit on what was supposed to be a punishment ....

Altho, maybe I am mellowing, because I do see that EA has installed a network of charging stations that allows people not driving Teslas to travel around Calif and even across the country. And that is a good thing. I *do* think that "they" should not be allowed to profit from a "punishment" by selling a portion of their business. For billions. Take care, michael.

BoltEV
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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:05 am

Nicely said!

Have you tried one of the free Cal Dept of Transportation DCFC’s yet?

I did in Kettleman City!!

Is that Socialism?!? :lol:

cwerdna
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Re: free charging at Electrify America

Mon Aug 09, 2021 7:35 am

Seems like every time EA has free juice, p7wang over at chevybolt.org suggests a road trip to Vegas. :)

Too bad it's such a long drive for me (even in an ICEV) and at last check, the COVID situation isn't good in Clark County, NV. And, I'm not much a gambler so it wouldn't be a worthwhile trip for me. I usually only go for trade shows (e.g. CES) or conventions (went to the massive annual Vegas Star Trek convention twice).

I think I'd rather do a road trip to LA, but the COVID situation also doesn't seem to be great there either. :(

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