Yup, totally agree. Don't mind the charge but hopefully the reliability and availability of the network will improve.I would rather pay for something that works than get a free charge from something that rarely works. That was my experience last summer of Charge Place Scotland rapids. Ended up seeking out some Polars for peace of mind.
30p/kWH for a rapid charger is actually reasonable compared to other networks like Instavolt (35p) Ecotricity (39p) and lets not mention Ionity at 69p.... Other parts of Scotland which have already charged for a while are between 25-30p/kWh, so this is in line with those prices.
Glasgow is not much better. I live in Motherwell and work in Glasgow, in the city proper I think there are two rapid chargers - one at a Nissan dealer (not open to the general public, only Leaf customers) and one several stories up inside a multi-story car park, where you have to pay parking for the pleasure of using a rapid charger. Also not in a part of the city you could get to on the way home in rush hour traffic without a huge diversion through queues of traffic.With Edinburgh's investment in Park & Rides, buses and the trams they really could not give a stuff about EVs. There are a few sporadic rapids but with daily gridlock it's pretty impossible to get to them unless you work close by. Almost no destination chargers within the city bar colleges, universities and public sector buildings which are not normally accessible. It really is a disgrace for the capital city.