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Yes definitely get an RFID card for Ionity, even if you end up paying the same it makes life much easier. Often see people struggling to get them started.
 

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Yes, that’s the standard price for Ionity.

You can get it cheaper if you’ve a car produced by one of the companies that invested in Ionity (eg VW) or a card such as Shell Recharge (tho’ they appear to have billed me the full amount when I charged at the Chippenham chargers mentioned, must query it).

PS The charger worked well for me, and despite appearing to be a truckers stop there are decent facilities on site (shop/cafe/bathroom).

PPS Ionity don’t take contactless and there is no app, you can pay via their website but have read about people having issues with that, hence I got the Shell card (free).
Why are they still getting away with this? I thought all chargers had to be contactless from about a year ago. And they are meant to be the new cutting edge kid on the block!
Still an odd black hole of no 100kW + fast chargers between Swindon & Reading it seems.
 

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Why are they still getting away with this? I thought all chargers had to be contactless from about a year ago. And they are meant to be the new cutting edge kid on the block!
Still an odd black hole of no 100kW + fast chargers between Swindon & Reading it seems.
From a Which article I was sent earlier;


According to figures from Zap Map, just 8% of chargers in the UK are both rapid (quick to charge) and accept contactless payments.

The government did advise that all new rapid chargers built from spring 2020 should allow pay-as-you-go, contactless card payments. But as it’s not legislation, some networks have chosen not to follow this advice.
 
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