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Post by itsjon » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:52 am

Our id.3 is to be delivered next week.

Home Charger is installed.

Octopus GO set up.

I'm starting to check out the rapid charge network.
Is VW one of the firms that chipped into the ionity network ?
As I understand it, its the most expensive charging unless you have the right car from the right manufacturer ?

thanks.

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Post by DumfriesDik » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:58 am

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Post by Anduain » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:39 am

Having now burned through free Ionity credit and assessed almost a year of usage we’ve decided to sign up to their cheapest rate.

Spain home electricity prices are insane right now and there are many Ionity chargers on our regular routes.
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Post by scott28tt » Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:27 am

"IONITY is a joint venture of BMW Group, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Group, Mercedes-Benz AG and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche"

https://ionity.eu/en/about.html

I won't bother using them once the credit on my We Charge card has expired (mid-January), not that I will need to use public chargers regularly anyway.
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Post by itsjon » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:12 pm

Ok... So. Through the we connect app you get some free charging credit, then for a subscription thereafter id3 owners get a reduced rate. from 69p to 45p kwh
I take it the subscription is only available to contributing manufacturers ?

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Post by scott28tt » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:36 pm

itsjon wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:12 pm
Ok... So. Through the we connect app you get some free charging credit, then for a subscription thereafter id3 owners get a reduced rate. from 69p to 45p kwh
I take it the subscription is only available to contributing manufacturers ?

Not quite - owners of 1st Edition cars were given credit as part of the car package.

Here's information on the packages that VW offer: https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/electri ... harge.html

I won't bother subscribing when my credit has gone.

Ionity also offer their own direct subscription option: https://ionity.eu/en/access-and-payment.html
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Post by Andreas » Fri Nov 26, 2021 1:21 pm

I'm on the £7.99 subscription and I am loving it. The Italy trip alone paid for two years of it.

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Post by SteveJ180 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:04 pm

Be careful in France though. IONITY there charges per minute, not per kWH, so you have to do some maths. The 50kW chargers are €0.39 per minute, so if you’re getting 50 then that’s better value with a direct credit card payment (IONITY app) than using the 45p WeCharge payment. The ultra-fast ones are better too if you’re really low: €0.79 per minute is good if you’re getting close to 100kW charge, less so once that falls towards 50.
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Post by itsjon » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:03 pm

Ok... so, basically Basic fee: £72 a year to bring the cost down to comparable services. ??

narr... Instavolt etc looks like the easy and cheaper option for the odd times I will need to use rapids.

oh well... never mind

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Post by Utumno » Fri Nov 26, 2021 6:42 pm

The more miles you do away from home, the more these subscription prices make sense. For regular home chargers doing regular miles without long trips, the subscription often doesn’t add up.
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