I did try an EA station briefly on the way home (not in Gilroy) before midnight PST and although it didn't show the above message, it did show complimentary session and let me charge for free. I didn't use their app nor a CC. Just plugged in and followed the prompts.Looks like road trip to the Bay Area!
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BTW, this looks like it won't start until midnight, so the free charging in Gilroy may be either another payment system issue or EA started the free charging early!
Until the past month or two, the EA chargers in the area I frequented had NOBODY using them. Even then, they're not usually congested. Multiple vehicles there charging is really rare, unless it's a free charging day.Free charging on a holiday weekend likely to already swamp chargers... seems ill-timed.
So this could be a stress test by EA to see how the network handles surge of demand.Until the past month or two, the EA chargers in the area I frequented had NOBODY using them. Even then, they're not usually congested. Multiple vehicles there charging is really rare, unless it's a free charging day.
Only if it's on the way. It's not worth it for me (estimating wear and tear @ 10 cents mile) to drive out to an EA station for the free charge.Dang it!
We just went to a store right next to an empty 4 station EA charger in Sutherlin, Or.
Didn‘t even consider charging because it is too close to home !
Gotta work the weekend but may go back on Monday ( early ).
At least this time she went to an EV charging station... the last time, she was at the gas station. LOLI went back today ( Monday ) and charged from 50% to 80%. Kudos to EA for this generous gesture.
It was easy ! Just plug in and the charge begins. Ironically, while I was plugging in, a lady in a Tesla M3 pulled up to the plug next to me and spent some time looking befuddled and then finally just got back in her car and took off.