Just received this from BP/Polar about tariff changes:
According to recent (November 13th) news from Polar, "Our team of skilled engineers will be visiting each public 50kW Ultracharge unit on the Polar network in the next 4 weeks."Their inability to sort out the junk status data is deeply frustrating. Always the same, chargers they know full well are faulty or inactive are still reported as good.
For one-off charging, initially it seems a bit pricey compared to the competition. However it can make sense, unless you don't mind sitting on a rapid wasting time when you could be doing something more profitable. For example if you've got an older generation EV with a 50kW charging limit, on a standard rapid you'll only get around 42kWh (might be even worse if it's Ecotricity)! On a 150kW Ultracharger, you'll get fairly close to a 50kWh rate of charge, until the battery starts whatever tapering it might do. 5 or 10 minutes less time wasted is surely worth at least £2.50?I suspect the Polestar's UK free £450's will be sent out after the 2nd of December!
47p (or 42p with the app) is high. Still not Ionity high ... but more expensive than Shell Recharge (37p ?) or InstaVolt (35p)
Without competition prices will remain high. What we really don't want is a monopoly. For most of us who only do 2-4 big trips a year it won't matter, however for those who need the network daily looks like you'll be forking out for that £8pm