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Ecotricity and CYC

Discussion in 'General Charging Discussion' started by Disgusted, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Disgusted

    Disgusted Active Member

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    Why does Ecotricity's charger at M25 Cobham services have a CYC logo on it?

    It can't be started using the CYC app or Polar card, perhaps it is just there to create confusion?
     
  2. ardandy

    ardandy Electric Leaf Man

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    Is it a sticker?
     
  3. Sandy

    Sandy Zoe Devotee

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    Ecotrocity probably nicked it along with the others they amassed!

    It probably has a sticker because back in the good old days your CYC card could activate EH chargers as they had a charging agreement.
     
  4. Inkpen

    Inkpen Active Member

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    It was a prerequisite of the government & EU grant money that those on the scheme were all inter-operable. It's slid downhill since then & presumably the OLEV hasn't held them to account.
     
  5. Jack

    Jack Moderator

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    That was never part of any OLEV structure, OLEV always took the attitude the market will work out interop as and when required like ATMs.
     
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  6. Simon Hewison

    Simon Hewison Well-Known Member

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    Ecotricity (when they were free) accepted pretty much all RFID cards from all Plugged in Places Schemes (Source London, Source East, Plugged in Midlands, CYC). It didn't matter to them when they were free - in fact, it saved them from the cost of posting out RFID cards. As such, many of Ecotricity's charge points had various CYC, Source London etc stickers.

    When they wanted to start charging, they would have needed to sort out proper roaming, and the industry wasn't ready for it then, though CYC were making encouraging sounds about it; in the end, they went with proprietary App only access.

    Clearly, the CYC sticker on that one wasn't removed when the Ecotricity QR code stickers were applied, this is a mistake by the sticker squad (aka, the engineers who tweaked the software on the charge point - which has to be done on-site).
     
  7. CYC

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    I can confirm that this unit is not on the CYC network. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will get in touch with the appropriate parties to get the sticker removed.
     
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