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So my first venture out on the motorway with my e-golf. I stopped at Hartshead Moor services (M62 westbound). Chose the charger cable, plugged it in, pressed start. To my surprise it started charging so I went to get a coffee assuming it would ask for payment when I got back. 20 mins later I stopped the charger, unplugged and drove away. no payment asked for.

Have I got away with a free charge or does it record the number plate?

i must admit it was in a bit of a state. Cables lying on the ground, chucked away as though it wasn’t working, but it worked great for me.
 

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That’s right. You got a free charge. When they have connectivity issues they won’t ask for a card or app to be used. They’ll just start working straight away. Nothing to worry about.
 

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Guessing it was a Grid serve. They default to free vend if card reader is offline (some others do to eg old Electric Highway).
Normally you have to provide payments before charging starts.
 
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