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Hi Chaps,

I'm looking at getting a Nissan Leaf soon and after a lot of reading I'm confused as to the charging situation around Milton Keynes and the rest of UK. First off I should say that I don't really plan on using any of them very often, unless I'm caught short, or have a longer journey to do, but as I understand it -

Ecotricity - needs a free RFid card, that let's you rapid charge free at a lot of motorway service stations (and handily in IKEA Bletchley).

PodPoint - there seems to be a card for sale on their website for £12.50 that lets you charge free on the few PodPoints around MK (using the Nissan brick cable) and further afield, but then it also talks about PAYG charging? Does the card still work?

ChargeMaster/Polar - uses a smartphone app to do PAYG charging? Is the app available on Android (I can't seem to find it)? Do they pro-rata the charge time or bill in 30/60 min blocks? Does it work further afield?

ZCW - No card/no charge normally, but you're expected to use the establishment that's supplying the electricity.

Also, do the employees at Glyn Hopkin in MK (and Westway Oxford) mind or get annoyed when Leaf drivers just rock up expecting a free charge? And how often are these chargers not available?

I think that's my brain dump, many thanks in advance for your thoughts/info.

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