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help please- question on charging

new owner and a question on charging out in the wild. there seems to be many companies that offer charging stations. some don't take a visa card- you need to have their specific charging card. any ideas what are the leading (largest distribution) charging companies out there? it's frustrating when I get to a site and don't have their specific charging card.
 

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new owner and a question on charging out in the wild. there seems to be many companies that offer charging stations. some don't take a visa card- you need to have their specific charging card. any ideas what are the leading (largest distribution) charging companies out there? it's frustrating when I get to a site and don't have their specific charging card.

Or you could ask your specific route and owners with experience will give you some advice. Blink, evGo and ChargePoint are not very ubiquitous yet.
 
Use PlugShare.com to browse the chargers before you use them. The listings there will discuss whether the charger needs a special card and whether it requires payment, plus helpful tips about reliability and location and such. They even have a special version for the car's built-in browser which works OKish, and smartphone apps.
 

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