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Engenie rapids

Discussion in 'General Charging Discussion' started by Andybliss, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Andybliss

    Andybliss Active Member

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    Has anyone used the engenie Rapids in the northwest this year. They state that in 2016 it will be free, so I assume they will charge in 2017.

    However I can't find the app on the store, so I assume the charging for charging approach hasn't been implemented.

    It would be good if anyone could confirm it's still free before I do a journey this afternoon.

    I don't mind paying, but do mind being stranded
     
  2. Darren Griffin

    Darren Griffin Well-Known Member

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    The one local to me is still free, until the app is available they'd have trouble billing anyway! Their website still says 'coming soon'.

    Coming soon
     
  3. Andybliss

    Andybliss Active Member

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    Thanks!!
     
  4. srichards

    srichards Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    Might be worth giving them a call before setting off? They do at least advertise a 24/7 phone number. One of the Congleton chargers is a bit duff though.
     
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  5. Andybliss

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    Ok cheers. Will do
     
  6. Andybliss

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    Yep. They are up and running and still free. They told me they don't yet have a date for when they begin charging.
     
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    I used the left hand side one at Congleton last week and it was excellent.
    15kWh in 20 mins and simple to use.
     
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    I tried the right hand side Chademo last week and it failed to start the charge. It seemed to think the car was switched on ( it wasn't) and suggested I turn off and try again. I switched to the left hand charger and it worked perfectly.
    Still free to use as of then.
     
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  9. Andybliss

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    I used the one in Nantwich twice yesterday ( perfectly placed for outbound and return.

    Perfect chargers imo. Really simple to use, and damn quick too.
     
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    srichards Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    Are they generally available and not blocked by ICE cars even on a Saturday?
     
  11. Andybliss

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    Yeah. Never had to wait. There are two chargers, abb ones. Each charger can charge two cars simultaneously. So four bays at a time. Most I've ever seen is two cars at once.

    I've been there about 6 times now (it's ideally located to drop my son off at uni)
     
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    srichards Well-Known Member Speak EV Supporter

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    Cool. Might chance that one sometime then :)
     
  13. Andybliss

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    On the topic of iced. Never seen an ice there. They are perfectly placed slightly out of the way. Signage extremely clear, plus I understand enforced by the council.
     
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