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Just updated the polar instant app, which now includes rapid chargers and the pricing shows as follows



That's much more reasonable I think what's your thoughts ?

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I am fascinated why they are still charging per 30 mins though instead of switching to a fairer per kWh model.
 

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I am fascinated why they are still charging per 30 mins though instead of switching to a fairer per kWh model.
I still think per 30mins is the fairest way for rapid chargers. Keeps people away who want to use them to charge at 7kW or trickle that last few percent into a Leaf at some excruciatingly slow rate.
 

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Paul did you download the update, there is a new version, it shows rapids in MK for me
Must have JUST come out!

I am fascinated why they are still charging per 30 mins though instead of switching to a fairer per kWh model.
I think we all know the profit, sorry, answer to that one. ;)

I still think per 30mins is the fairest way for rapid chargers. Keeps people away who want to use them to charge at 7kW or trickle that last few percent into a Leaf at some excruciatingly slow rate.
Charge per kWh, limit to 30 minutes (stop charge). Simples! (Paul C may like this, he's keen on 30 minute breaks. ;)) :D
 

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I think we all know the profit, sorry, answer to that one. ;)
However it does look like they listened when people said £7 is too much for a charge, £3.50 is much more reasonable, and (hopefully its not a mistake) at that price I would use them if there were not free options available
 

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Paul did you download the update, there is a new version, it shows rapids in MK for me
Apparently there are three rapids inside 20 miles of my house. I can think of six ChargeMaster rapids within MK alone, and a couple more close by.

Pricing is the lower price for me too though, so that's welcome progress.
 

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the default search radius appears to be 3 miles, just use the map, I can see a lot more in MK
 

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the default search radius appears to be 3 miles, just use the map, I can see a lot more in MK
I updated it in the options to 20 miles. Does that not change the search radius for "near me"?! Stupid app. :(

Even on the map it's not up to date, for example one near the Coachway / M1 is not on there, but the close-by BMW location is.
 

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Much better pricing.

Still no Android app though...
 

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Has anyone tried getting a response if twitter from them. :D:D
 

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£3.75 much more reasonable. It's only going to deliver about £1.50 of electric but if you need the charge would pay a little for convenience. I would like to see around £3 though and automatic switch off after 30min (you can configure on screen if they haven't disabled that feature) and reliability issues fixed as well as ice'ing.
I am currently while i write this in the process of a free rapid charge at nissan though... that's the competition they have!
 

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£3.50 is much more reasonable, and (hopefully its not a mistake) at that price I would use them if there were not free options available
That's only ~10kWh per 30 minutes in the Model S (assuming you have the dual charger fitted) delivering just ~37 extra miles (NEDC). In reality that will be ~30 'real' miles at 12p per mile.

Looks to me as if you'll need an hour and £7.50 to get to the next rapid charging location assuming it's within 60 miles :(

I guess the 'positive' outcome will be that anyone incapable of 'rapid' charging won't use these locations at all unless they are in dire need. So it does have the side effect of freeing up the chargers for the Leafs, ZOEs and i3s with CCS.
 
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