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Tried out the new Osprey chargers at Starbucks on the A32 at Gosport last night, arrived with 30%, charger started at 56Kw then ramped up to 78Kw before dropping back down at 60% charge, then to 24Kw at 72%. Left after 40 minutes with 80% and 262 miles showing on the GOM. Cost me £3 for a coffee while I was waiting, but a bonus was it was on free vend. Better than filling up with £25 of diesel.
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I topped up on Tuesday ready for a trip today, there was a chap that had recently bought an ID3 charging, so I informed about the useful apps like Plugshare Zapmap and that Tesco had some free 7Kw up the road,just need to confirm the charge with the Podpoint app. I suppose I ought to get myself a home charger organised.
 

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Just been to the Ospreys at Gosport, plugged into the right hand one and it came up with the payment screen, however it didn't want to accept any of my cards so phoned the helpline number who advised me that that unit was not working, but the left hand unit was. Plugged in to that and it was still on free vend, A while later a chap turned up in a Jaguar needing to charge ready for a trip to Norfolk tomorrow, I had intended to go to 100% but thought I'd stop at 90% to save him having to wait for too long.

Since these are 'new' chargers it's a little disappointing that one is out of order all ready.
 

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Popped in for a top up to 80% yesterday, used the left hand charger which was still on free vend. What worries me is the long term viability of these companies if they don't charge for electricity. A reliable network is the first and major consideration, price is secondary to that.
 

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Went for a charge yesterday, arriving to find another E-Niro sitting at 87%, and a VW sitting at 100%, walked across towards Starbucks to meet someone just coming out, I enquired if he was the Golf owner and he seemed a little irritated when I mentioned 100% and that he had been using the toilet ! Anyway he left and I hopped on to discover it is still on free vend. The other E-Niro reached 100% and ten minutes later the owner appeared looking like he had just come from a gym session. So people don't seem very prompt in freeing up chargers as soon as they are done.
 

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Went for another charge today following a trip to Newhaven over the weekend, looks like the free vend has finished, had a problem getting the charge started, plugged in, waved an RFID card, card not accepted message, tried with credit card, that also failed as did Bank debit card. Phoned the helpline, she initially said there was a problem but would try to restart the unit. She suggested waving the RFID card before plugging in, I think I tried that, after several in/out and various cards I lost track, but then the unit started clunking. However at the end of the charge it didn't display any amount, so no idea whether I was charged any amount or not. Still I have enough electrons for my trips over the next couple of days.
 

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Back to the Osprey at Gosport this morning, plugged in waved Credit card and charged to 80%, only problem there is no indication of the price per Kw or the amount charged, the car swallowed 28Kw
 
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