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I am sure this is not just my local chargers in Isleworth but blue city cars have been parked on the source London charger points for over a week without moving.
 

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Yes Source London are owned by Blue City cars. I think that's why they bought them off TFL (thanks Boris another masterstroke). People using Blue City cars have to leave them at a Souce London Charger. So not only are they allowed to block a charger but they have to.
 

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Source london has not been for charging cars since Bollore took it over years ago and put the prices up to discourage usage, this gives them parking spaces onstreet for their hire cars in central London.
Unwanted units were just left to rot in carparks needing an old RFID card to sometimes operate.
Clever really and TFL did not see it coming???
 

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A few months ago when I saw 3 new charging points going in on a local street I thought great a local charging point (don’t have off street parking) but to find they are just blue city parking places is such a waste and travesty
 

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Last time Source London said anything about this, they said that BlueCity cars have no more preferential terms than any other Source London customer. I have actually seen a parking ticket on a BlueCity car that was parked in a charging bay with a maximum stay of 4 hours. If you think about it, BMW DriveNow has to pay full rate to Source London for memberships for all their i3s, and has to pay the usual per-minute charges.

Of course, I don't believe a word of it. I bet that the BlueCar operation doesn't actually pay full rate to Source London for leaving their slow-charging cars blocking a Source London chargepoint for days on end.
 

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Last time Source London said anything about this, they said that BlueCity cars have no more preferential terms than any other Source London customer. I have actually seen a parking ticket on a BlueCity car that was parked in a charging bay with a maximum stay of 4 hours. If you think about it, BMW DriveNow has to pay full rate to Source London for memberships for all their i3s, and has to pay the usual per-minute charges.

Of course, I don't believe a word of it. I bet that the BlueCar operation doesn't actually pay full rate to Source London for leaving their slow-charging cars blocking a Source London chargepoint for days on end.
As they are both owned by Bollore it has me wondering if there is some kind of tax incentive to them charging their own business for time on charger. Fact is, as a car club, if nobody wants to use the car it sits there hooked up for days.
 

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I am sure this is not just my local chargers in Isleworth but blue city cars have been parked on the source London charger points for over a week without moving.
Blue-CIty cars are also blocking the charging points in St Leonards Rd, East Sheen. No-one is going to want to buy an electric car in this area until this practice stops, although I have done so.. I have to been able to get onto my local charging point twice now because of this. They are i agree sometimes left for days. As Blue City and Source London are ted together thy can get away with this. It may be best to inform the local authority that those responsible for maintaining the charging points are themsleves blocking the sites and obtaining free parking on top.
 

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Thanks for the information. The explains why a car has just been left on one of my usual chargers for about the last four days. Someone I hope will pick it up soon. I hope no-one buys them out and carries on the same practice.
 

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Thanks for the information. The explains why a car has just been left on one of my usual chargers for about the last four days. Someone I hope will pick it up soon. I hope no-one buys them out and carries on the same practice.
Unlikely. There are a lot of car clubs dying off right now, especially ones that do 'one way' trips where you pick up and drop off somewhere else. BMW's DriveNow is another victim. Ford's GoDrive suffered the same fate a couple of years back too.

I think Zipcar still has it's Flex service for now, but other than that you should only be seeing the car club vehicles in their own designated bays.
 
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