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help please- question on charging

sarum87

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Dec 1, 2015
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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.
 

hiroshiy

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Apr 6, 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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.
 

green1

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Mar 25, 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
And on the MS, there's the flap pocket at the front of the seat. It's practically made for this exact purpose. I just shove all of mine in there, and they're always ready when i arrive.
Note that this is only on the old seats, the next-gen ones don't have the pocket.

But I agree, that's where my charging cards live too.
 

mikeash

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Oct 26, 2014
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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.
 

Rocky_H

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Feb 19, 2015
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Note that this is only on the old seats, the next-gen ones don't have the pocket.

But I agree, that's where my charging cards live too.

And it was only on the leather version of the old seats. The old textile seats did not have the pocket either.
 

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