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Author Topic: Chargemap pass - any point?  (Read 1459 times)
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« on: June 29, 2020, 06:21:10 PM »

So, my French EV roadtrip next month is back on - am looking at my routes and charging options etc.  Obviously Tesla Superchargers are available for me, but i may well need to use other charging locations. 

With that in mind, is there any point these days in buying an "EV charging membership" card like Chargemap? It's 20 - is that it? Does it give me discounted tariffs, or is it the case that some chargepoints simply wont' work if I don't have the card?

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 12:41:24 PM »

I bought one for a trip to Europe last summer. Superchargers are fine for the trip but when you are at a location you may need something more local to top up if you dont have charging at your location. The card gets you easy access to lots of chargers (not all) without having to get lots of cars or apps. I went to Germany earlier in 2019 before I got the card. I ended up doing a 1.5 hour round trip to a supercharger to fill up which was a bit of a waste of time. Having got the card and looked at the map,  there were loads of local chargers I could have used.

I guess it depend whether you have charging at your destination and if you are travelling about while there or is it just a trip there and back. If just there and back you obviously need to factor in getting from the last supercharger to your destination and then back to the supercharger on the way home, also allowing for some battery drain if you are there for a couple of weeks. Like my polar card, I see it as cheap insurance against waiting hours for a flatbed.
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