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I received a notification from Octopus yesterday to say that they had added the Ionity network to EJC.
Having just watched an item on YouTube explaining that Ionity charge £67 pre-authorisation if paying by contactless card, I asked Octopus if this applied when using EJC?
The good news is no pre-authorisation fee & 5% discount.
It still makes Ionity's price per KWh expensive, but as a former employer of mine says "Every Little Hepls"
 

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If you want a cheaper way to access Ionity, Chargepoint's app or RFID will give you a bigger discount than Octopus.
 

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If you want a cheaper way to access Ionity, Chargepoint's app or RFID will give you a bigger discount than Octopus.
Thanks for that information, I have looked at their website and can only see Instavolt, not Ionity!
 

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Thanks for that information, I have looked at their website and can only see Instavolt, not Ionity!
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Their website isn't the clearest thing in the world. But see the bottom of this screen grab which I highlighted in red. They allow roaming onto Ionity at 58p/kWh. Still pricey, but an improvement over standard pricing.
 

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Their website isn't the clearest thing in the world. But see the bottom of this screen grab which I highlighted in red. They allow roaming onto Ionity at 58p/kWh. Still pricey, but an improvement over standard pricing.
Thanks for your help, I will check it out.
 

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Their website isn't the clearest thing in the world. But see the bottom of this screen grab which I highlighted in red. They allow roaming onto Ionity at 58p/kWh. Still pricey, but an improvement over standard pricing.
I has some filters set which prevented Ionity from showing, I entered Gretna Green and there it was 👍
 

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It was also showing ecotricity points at £6 a session on the map so I wouldn't take any pricing information that seriously from Chargepoint.
 

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It was also showing ecotricity points at £6 a session on the map so I wouldn't take any pricing information that seriously from Chargepoint.
Don't look at anything other than the chargers listed in green. If its green you can start a charge with roaming using their app or card and they will bill you the advertised rate.

The grey ones simply show you locations of other chargers and this information can be outdated.
 

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Pricey, but nice to have the option. Great news for the EJ card. Itemised billing to your energy account + no pre-auths to worry about make it a really attractive proposition.

I only used mine once before Onto gave me a Shell card which covers most (all?) of the same networks, but otherwise I'd 100% have the EJ card in my wallet.
 

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Their website isn't the clearest thing in the world. But see the bottom of this screen grab which I highlighted in red. They allow roaming onto Ionity at 58p/kWh. Still pricey, but an improvement over standard pricing.
Saw someone saying that their Chargepoint card had stopped working at IONITY. I’ve ordered one to try it.
 

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Saw someone saying that their Chargepoint card had stopped working at IONITY. I’ve ordered one to try it.
So far it's continued to work for me. It could be that the charger went offline so couldn't authorise it? These Ionity chargers are surprisingly unreliable despite the steep pricing. Only benefit is there's usually several and you'll get at least one to work.
 

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Urg. Why cant we just have Credit/Debit card payment. Hopefully all these stupid cards die out eventually.
 

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Urg. Why cant we just have Credit/Debit card payment. Hopefully all these stupid cards die out eventually.
I reckon they’ll get more prevalent. One or two might become the go to standard but I do think the future will be that everyone has a fuel* card of some description.

Don’t necessarily think it’s right but I do think it’s what’s going to happen. “mobility service providers” are explicitly mentioned in the ongoing government consultation.
 

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Urg. Why cant we just have Credit/Debit card payment. Hopefully all these stupid cards die out eventually.
These cards cost less to process, don't require the same data connection, don't involve an annoying pre-auth for the customer. More importantly, they let the company know & track you as a customer - which isn't always to your benefit(!), but does mean they can do receipts, promotions, rewards etc, and can potentially allow them to get away with 5% VAT - although I don't fully understand how that bit works.
 

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seems to be a nice addition to the octopus offer. i tend to charge at home, so havent had the need to use it yet
 
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