There was comment on the EVAS event the other week from Andy the TS person, that TS were supporting councils but he seemed to mean this was for repairs.
To hide the blunders, I expect they'll just hand over the cash marked for repairs rather then admit publicly that some of it is to cover the power costs due to free vends. (would raise eybrows otherwise, however the select committee is going to be asked to investigate the whole mess.)
So this weekend, Inveraray, Criaanlarich and Whitecraig are all still on free vend and can be started with any card.
The Whitecraig rapid, or 'journey charger' as East Lothian call them, was about to fall over when I pulled the cable to the Leaf. It did tell me the cost - £6.90 but there is no charge logged in my account, using my new card.