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This may help some of us who have didn't go for a 1st edition, The We Charge Go plan available via the We Connect ID App is free for the first 12 months with an ID.3. After 12 months you would have to pay the monthly fee but you don't automatically roll onto it, it is still opt in.

Works at some of the other charger networks also, but a useful reduction in the price especially at Ionity if you didn't get the included £500 worth with a 1st edition.

The small print says the offer is until 30th June 2022, i.e. you can start your 12 months up until that date.
 

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This may help some of us who have didn't go for a 1st edition, The We Charge Go plan available via the We Connect ID App is free for the first 12 months with an ID.3. After 12 months you would have to pay the monthly fee but you don't automatically roll onto it, it is still opt in.

Works at some of the other charger networks also, but a useful reduction in the price especially at Ionity if you didn't get the included £500 worth with a 1st edition.

The small print says the offer is until 30th June 2022, i.e. you can start your 12 months up until that date.
Shouldn't it be €0.29 per kWh?

This is my plan as it stands, shows the free charging credit, but that’s the price after that?

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Shouldn't it be €0.29 per kWh?
That is the "Plus" Plan not the "Go" plan. That costs £9.99/month if you are not a 1st customer (or perhaps it depends what model you get not sure what the deal is for Max or Tech)
 

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That is the "Plus" Plan not the "Go" plan. That costs £9.99/month if you are not a 1st customer (or perhaps it depends what model you get not sure what the deal is for Max or Tech)
Yes, I know it’s the plus plan, but I thought it was just the free charging allowance that went with the 1st?

Have you registered for the Elli/We Charge card and is that the rate it said you were eligible for when the VIN was entered?
 

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Have you registered for the Elli/We Charge cars abs is that the rate it said you were eligible for when the VIN was entered?
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Mm, seems a bit odd to only offer the second tier membership for free?

I suppose 45p is better than 69p per kWh, but might be worth upgrading to the Plus plan if you’re going to make regular use of them.
 

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I charge almost exclusively at home, so haven't looked prices of rapid charging for a while.

I know there is infrastructure and other associated costs involved, but wow, 69p per kWh is expensive! That's 17-23p per mile, assuming 3-4 mi/kWh as reported by most people's ID.3 stats right now (without factoring in any variables like you not actually getting the full kWh into and out of the battery). That's a good deal more expensive than running an average-economy petrol or diesel car. At today's diesel prices, my Octavia vRS would be costing less than 14p per mile...

At this point paying a regular fee to subscribe to a certain charging network makes little sense to most people I've spoken with when talking about whether it's cost-effective to have an EV. You'd need to have quite a specific use case to only need to charge at Ionity, for example, with their very limited availability. I know Ionity are an edge case with their high charges but it does apply to other networks of course. 2020 has been an odd year to use for comparisons, but if I think back to 2019 & places I drove that would have needed to charge, I would have had to use a different network at every destination more than 100 miles away from home. That being the case I would have to pay the pay-as-you-go fees for each one, which seems to be around the 30-40p per kWh range for rapids.

I'm very very glad I have at-home charging at 10.5p per kWh!
 

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"Here's a great offer if you buy one of our EVs - for absolutely no monthly fee for a limited time, we will give you access to our limited number of chargers for the fantastic price of only 10p more per kwh than most of the other public chargers in the country"

Hmm. Impressive. Where do I sign?
 

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I've been Googling for the past 20 minutes or so after my post above to try to find out which other networks can be used with the We Charge card. I can't find any kind of list or map anywhere. Is it just Ionity here in the UK? The VW website says 150,000 chargers in Europe but nothing about which ones or where. I found a map of Europe on the Elli website that states there are over 3400 chargers available in the UK but nothing to say where they are or what network they are on.

Is there a list somewhere?
 

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I've been Googling for the past 20 minutes or so after my post above to try to find out which other networks can be used with the We Charge card. I can't find any kind of list or map anywhere. Is it just Ionity here in the UK? The VW website says 150,000 chargers in Europe but nothing about which ones or where. I found a map of Europe on the Elli website that states there are over 3400 chargers available in the UK but nothing to say where they are or what network they are on.

Is there a list somewhere?
It’s been posted on here somewhere, but the other big network is Osprey (or Engenie before the name change). I think Alfa Power are in the Elli scheme as well.
 

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"Here's a great offer if you buy one of our EVs - for absolutely no monthly fee for a limited time, we will give you access to our limited number of chargers for the fantastic price of only 10p more per kwh than most of the other public chargers in the country"

Hmm. Impressive. Where do I sign?
Ionity chargers are getting quite widespread now, particularly in motorway services. Frankly, for the few times I use them I’d rather have an expensive reliable service than a cheaper unreliable one like Ecotricty.
 

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At 45p I would use Ionity as long as its fast and easy to access. Cambridge Services are in a convenient place for us if we need a quick charge on the way home but I've only used the EH chargers there as they are so much cheaper and have always worked when I need them, and the Golf can't use the additional speed. Having Ionity there as well makes it a great stop as there plenty of options and I'm sure of get a charge so not complaining.
 
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