New car, what network cards/apps

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Michaelyzf1
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Post by Michaelyzf1 » Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:51 am

Hello everyone

Our new car has arrived in Darlington, delivery next week, can't wait.

So what charge cards or apps are users happy with??

Regards Michael
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michbright
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Post by michbright » Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:15 am

Good morning! Congrats on your imminent car ownership.

I downloaded Zap Map and then from there found the closest chargers to me and downloaded the apps for those. I also downloaded Bonnet as it's one that can be use for different chargers and charges a slightly higher rate for the convenience of only using one app. I also ordered RFID tags where relevant, ready for when we got the car.
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DarrylW
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Post by DarrylW » Wed Sep 14, 2022 2:23 pm

It's a shame that Cupra don't offer a charging card/service in the UK as they seem to in Europe. I'm currently driving an A250e (awaiting delivery of my Born) and I have the Mercedes Me charge card which makes public charging nice & easy. Although hopefully we'll see more public chargers support contactless payment in the near future anyway.
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JGriff
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Post by JGriff » Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:18 pm

Slightly off topic I fast charged today at the Shell station, Fraddon, on the A30 in Cornwall. The charger is apparently capable of 175kW, my car was down to 20% charge, and despite this my maximum charge rate was 107kW. On the positive side the car went from 20% to 71% in 26 minutes. The cost was 65p per unit. I'll top up tonight at home (Octopus Go) @ 7.8p per unit between 00:30 and 04:30am. I also have the Octopus Juice app and card, which is aligned to a large number of providers.

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Post by Kernowboy » Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:27 pm

I also use the Bonnet app. Covers a number of networks and is very easy to use. Charges a set rate depending on whether you use pay as you go or a pre paid monthly package; ie. Pay as you go is 0.50 per kWh vs the normal rate of 0.69 per kWh at Ionity. chargers. Works well across the fast charger network. Use the code RWKBJJ at sign up for £15 credit; worth having!

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Liamy321
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Post by Liamy321 » Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:03 am

Another Bonnet person here. Definitely recommend using somebody's (or mine below) code for the free £15! It can either be £15 off one of the larger refills, or a free 20Kw! Just remember to cancel the refill subscription.
Get £15 account credit in the Bonnet app with my code R347RK!

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Blade
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Post by Blade » Tue Sep 27, 2022 4:52 am

Ive got a Mach-E currently (Born is on the way). I second Zap Map and also Octopus Electroverse. I dont use Zap Pay or Bonnet, seem to pay a premium over going direct.
Instavolt is the most reliable have come across when planning a route but you pay for it.
I avoid charging on the motorway too.

Fordpass has cheap rates with BP, Shell and Ionity and its plug and play with the Mach-E. Shame Cupra don't do something like that.

Lets be honest though with KWH charges as they are at the moment, i would only use public chargers where I have to and rely on Octopus Go at 7.5p overnight.
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