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This seems to be nationwide, not just in CA. I don't think you get the 29 free minutes per month with this. The one other Bolt at work got this and I believe he thought he was getting the 29 free minutes though.
 

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I'm confused about the "monthly membership fee." I currently have an EvGo account active, for when I'm in a pinch and need to pay significantly more for electrons than I do normally, but I do not pay a monthly fee. And the page has aero details about it outside the headline, a clear example of an unhelpful content experience.
 

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I'm confused about the "monthly membership fee." I currently have an EvGo account active, for when I'm in a pinch and need to pay significantly more for electrons than I do normally, but I do not pay a monthly fee. And the page has aero details about it outside the headline, a clear example of an unhelpful content experience.
It's pretty simple: EVGO has a two tiered system. Your "free" account has higher per minute rates, stricter time limits, and no free minutes of charging. The monthly plan, currently $7.99/mo, gives a discount on the per minute charging rate, looser charging time limits, and 29 included minutes of charging per month.

Which one works depends on the frequency of usage. The "free" account is best for ad-hoc occasional charging while essentially the 29 included minutes in the monthly plan covers the $7.99 fee, so if someone charges at minimum once a month regularly at EVGO, then it's likely worth getting the monthly plan.

The point is AAA is offering their members all of the benefits of the monthly plan without the costs. So if someone is a AAA member, then it's a pretty good deal.

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The point is AAA is offering their members all of the benefits of the monthly plan without the costs.

You are assuming "all of the benefits of the monthly plan". It doesn't say that on the AAA link. I think it's only the per minute discount.
 

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Has anyone used this new AAA rate to confirm it works?

I'll be using it Saturday, and I'll need to remove my "other" plan as I don't want two active plans in my account and hoping this works out well as a AAA member. Kicker is, there is a AAA location with free charging next door to where I'm going, but the parking lot is closed due to the football game (reason I'm visiting town).
 

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Has anyone used this new AAA rate to confirm it works?

I'll be using it Saturday, and I'll need to remove my "other" plan as I don't want two active plans in my account and hoping this works out well as a AAA member. Kicker is, there is a AAA location with free charging next door to where I'm going, but the parking lot is closed due to the football game (reason I'm visiting town).
Funny, I have AAA and NEVER got anything about this. They also don't offer a 'Fill up" if I run out of juice here in Massachusetts
I am thinking we have to call evgo to find out.

Also, I bet you could get in that lot if you just explain that you have an EV and HAVE To charge
 

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I wanted to add that I 'think' there are a few evgo chargers that are ALSO EA chargers. So how is all that done ? Anyone know? EA doesn't tell you what you get for the monthly fee other then a "up to 20% discount on per min fee"
 

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I take back the pricing for the EA, glitch on my phone was not letting me scroll down. Sorry about that.

Seems in Mass for EA ( $1 session fee and $0.21/min, Pass+ is $4 month & $0.15/min) then evgo ($7.99 month and $0.27 a min- 29 min free per month, No monthly 30min charge @ $0.31/min.
So I guess it would depend on howmuch you really needed to charge outside the home. Since most EV drivers charge at home because it is cheaper, not faster, you would have to think about how much you want to spend.

Right now I have 4 days off work and went down to 10% left of charge on Wed night @ 6pm. I have not gone anywhere and the Bolt is plugged in here at home on only a regular outside plug. It is now Friday @ 10am and it is at 93%
 

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most EV drivers charge at home because it is cheaper, not faster, you would have to think about how much you want to spend.
Cheaper is nice, but charging at home is so much more convenient. One of the best things about an EV you charge at home is waking up with a ready-for-anything “full tank” each morning (or almost 90% full for hill-top).

In the two years we've owned our Bolt, I've charged it over 500 times, and put a little over 3300 kWh into it. About 1% of charges and 60 kWh of energy has been via DC fast charging. If I always charged via fast charging, I'd need to average about 45 minutes a week at stopped at a DCFC station charging (compared to an average of 5 minutes a week at a gas station in our prior car, a Golf TDI).
 

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Cheaper is nice, but charging at home is so much more convenient. One of the best things about an EV you charge at home is waking up with a ready-for-anything “full tank” each morning (or almost 90% full for hill-top).

In the two years we've owned our Bolt, I've charged it over 500 times, and put a little over 3300 kWh into it. About 1% of charges and 60 kWh of energy has been via DC fast charging. If I always charged via fast charging, I'd need to average about 45 minutes a week at stopped at a DCFC station charging (compared to an average of 5 minutes a week at a gas station in our prior car, a Golf TDI).
Sure, charging at home is great... but in the case I posted about it took 80% of my battery to get to my destination... no way to make it back home, so I had to DCFC so I could return... can't afford to spend 6+ hours sitting in a parking lot until I can barely make it home.

For the record... I did NOT get the free 29 minutes of charging. I charged for 30:25, received 17.280kWh and cost was $9.86 ($0.57/kWh). Billable rate at that charger was $0.31 / minute. Seems like I was billed at slightly more than the billed rate, and certainly didn't get any free minutes with this AAA rate for EVgo.

As a result, I went to a Chargepoint charger later in the day to finish. I received 25.660kWh for $12.09 ($0.47/kWh).
 

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Sure, charging at home is great... but in the case I posted about it took 80% of my battery to get to my destination... no way to make it back home, so I had to DCFC so I could return... can't afford to spend 6+ hours sitting in a parking lot until I can barely make it home.

For the record... I did NOT get the free 29 minutes of charging. I charged for 30:25, received 17.280kWh and cost was $9.86 ($0.57/kWh). Billable rate at that charger was $0.31 / minute. Seems like I was billed at slightly more than the billed rate, and certainly didn't get any free minutes with this AAA rate for EVgo.

As a result, I went to a Chargepoint charger later in the day to finish. I received 25.660kWh for $12.09 ($0.47/kWh).
Sorry I don't see the "case you posted about" but did you call Evgo? I wonder what they say. using 80% on a one way trip is a lot and needs a good amount of leg work to figure out charging and such. I always wonder why people Don't get the DCFC on an EV, even if it was just for an occasional usage for long trips.

Not sure where you are located as I know every state is a bit different charge. Looks like you got charged $0.33/min for that first charge you listed as they charge by the minute. I would call them and find out what they say and let us know.

Vertiformed, yes it is more convenient obviously, I didn't list that because well, it's obvious :) Actually for me I only have a regular outlet so not AS convenient but still works great for me
 
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