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Yeah. Should say complimentary session before plugging in.

Then, you should get a message about Welcome, Driver or Welcome, Free along with something like "This session is complimentary, courtesy of Electrify America". It may show a price which you can ignore. When charging, the $ amount will go up but at the end, it'll show some $ value then a discount for that entire amount.

When you see "complimentary session", just plug in. Don't use their app, CC or NFC. Tonight in the Bay Area, I did see complimentary session still showing on stations from a distance. I didn't get out to double check, but it is very distinctive and in a certain part of the UI.

Here are some examples from previous times EA juice was free.
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Exactly! Thanks for posting and Thank you EA!!
 

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I used an EA station in Marysville WA today, and was pleasantly surprised that it was free. I did what the screen said, plugged in first. By the time I plugged in and walked back to the screen, it had started charging, so I went back into the car and saw 40 kW being added, so just sat down to let it go. While I was there, an F150 Lightning was already plugged in, an Ioniq 5 and a Volvo came in and charged, so all four stations were in use. The Volvo didn't stay long, but I don't know if that was because they were only getting a quick splash or if the car charged that much faster. All stations were 150 kW, so the Ioniq wasn't getting a fill as fast as it's capable of, but it was still way faster than me. I was there for about 30 minutes, and went from 51% to 75%. I had the time to kill, but it sure would be nice to charge faster than that. The best I saw was 40 kW, and tapered to just under 30 kW before I unplugged.
 
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I wonder if the Bolt actually does battery conditioning before charging if you route the car to the charging station.
Tesla and Porsche obviously would.

I was able to get 50kW for about 10 to 15 minutes before it tapers down to 40kW. Once I hit 60% SOC the best I got was 30 kW. So from 20% to 60% it was cruising (for a Bolt at least)
Then from 60% to 80% it was excrutiatingly slow at 30kW.

20% to 60% 20 minutes, 61% to 80% 30 minutes -- total of 50 minutes.
A Hyundai Ioniq 5 could do the whole session in 20 minutes. 🙄
 

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I'm still seeing reports of EA free juice but a bunch of locations also seem to have numerous downed plugs. Examples below:

This was from me browsing Plugshare's activity feed.
 

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See my post a few above. Not only did I get a free charging session, but all four stations were occupied and working. Maybe there should be a plaque placed there, commemorating a fully operational station. :p
 

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LOL! At a recent complimentary session visit, all 3 DC FCs were in use and working. Even a Leaf was there charging on the lone station w/CHAdeMO. Otherwise, it was me + an ID.4 then another ID.4 that took its place.
 

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EA juice was still free tonight (9/18). I used it even though I didn't need it. It would save my work a bit of $.

Complimentary session was still visible along w/the software upgrade message. I took this tonight.
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Surprised I don't think I've see p7wang talk about runs to Vegas or even further, maybe across the country? ;)
 

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Got a free DCFC session with an EA unit by my work in almost rural Illinois. Based on the same screen as above and the end session screen this seems like a promo until the upgrades are completed rather than a glitch or hack.

This is a great promo set up to have the unit telling the user how much the charge would cost incase this is a person (like me) who has kept away from paid DCFC.

I did the rough math while I waited and at 25k miles that is about $3605 in gas cost of my last vehicle @26MPG plus $500 oil changes & $600 break job which equals $4700ish vs $2740ish for charging all the time on this type of paid DCFC
 

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Free session last night in Hermosa Beach California. Same screen as above in blue about the updating and was noted as a complementary session on one of the other screens. All five stations were working one was shown as unavailable and there was someone else charging when I was there. Thanks EA
 

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Party is over at EA in Hermosa Beach. Thank you EA for while it lasted. In fact it kind of worked out. I have some travel ahead, Just canceled my EVgo monthly subscription and I think I’m going to convert over to EA when I return. This facility is fantastic!
 

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It's been a complete flip for us. Took a trip to Louisiana. Last week on the way down charging was complementary. This week coming back EA charged us for 2 sessions on our ID.4 account, which has unlimited free charging. Spent an hour on the phone with them today trying to get it cleared up.

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EA is sure losing a lot of revenue from a software upgrade that's taking so long.

Upper management at my company would be crying bloody murder if he we had such a long period of time where we couldn't collect $ from paying customers due to an upgrade. Heads would probably start rolling if something like that lasted more than a few days.
 

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EA is sure losing a lot of revenue from a software upgrade that's taking so long.

Upper management at my company would be crying bloody murder if he we had such a long period of time where we couldn't collect $ from paying customers due to an upgrade. Heads would probably start rolling if something like that lasted more than a few days.
My guess is that your company does not have a history of fraudulently cheating on diesel emission standards readings!?
 

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I don't think it's really the software issue that's causing the free money. I think they're trying to do it to gain some credibility from all the broken machines. In either case I would use electrify America because their prices are lowest. Everybody that I talk to said they'd get 45 MPG on those diesels which really means in terms of actual amount of pollution would be less than a Ferrari or Lamborghini or whatever.
 
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