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Let’s have a general discussion on this subject matter.

For those who are waiting for their Ariyas, I recommend that you sign up with EVGO now so that when your vehicle is ready, you’ll have your EVGO card ready for use. You can always enter your vin # at a later time. While you are at it, download their app as well as Plugshare app.

Note, it took me 14 days for me to get my EVGO card to arrive in the mail.
 

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Let’s have a general discussion on this subject matter.

For those who are waiting for their Ariyas, I recommend that you sign up with EVGO now so that when your vehicle is ready, you’ll have your EVGO card ready for use. You can always enter your vin # at a later time. While you are at it, download their app as well as Plugshare app.

Note, it took me 14 days for me to get my EVGO card to arrive in the mail.
Everyone will experience that not every charger works perfectly and not all payment methods work. Having multiple options is the best way.
1. RFID card is easiest way to initiate a charge, however some chargers have a faulty reader
2. You can initiate the charge using mobile app. This is the most reliable method. However, it is dependent on cell phone reception
3. last option is to use credit card to pay and request a refund.

Also, have accounts with multiple providers like Electrify America etc.
 

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Everyone will experience that not every charger works perfectly and not all payment methods work. Having multiple options is the best way.
1. RFID card is easiest way to initiate a charge, however some chargers have a faulty reader
2. You can initiate the charge using mobile app. This is the most reliable method. However, it is dependent on cell phone reception
3. last option is to use credit card to pay and request a refund.

Also, have accounts with multiple providers like Electrify America etc.
Full disclosure, I’m an EVGO shareholder. I think the stock is cheap at this level. I’ve researched between ChargePoint, Blink, Electrify America, and EVGO, I like EVGO better. The fact that EVGO has 350kwh charging stations is bonus. Many OEMs have signed up with EVGO. The growth will be linear as more and more EVs are sold in America, Follow the herd.
 

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Has anyone tried enrolling in Plug and Charge? This lets you plug the car in (using CCS) and then the charger automatically starts charging without needing to tap a card or starting the charger via the app.

I tried enrolling through the app but I wasn't able to successfully complete the process. This is probably due to weak cell signal at the EVgo station.
 

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Has anyone tried enrolling in Plug and Charge? This lets you plug the car in (using CCS) and then the charger automatically starts charging without needing to tap a card or starting the charger via the app.

I tried enrolling through the app but I wasn't able to successfully complete the process. This is probably due to weak cell signal at the EVgo station.
Yes - I connected relatively easily. I entered my VIN into my EVGO app the night we got our Ariya (three days ago). This morning I had an email from them asking me to join EVGO. Since I already had an account, I went to my EVGO app and sure enough - the Plug and Charge is enabled. I haven't tried it yet - so hoping it works easily.
 

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It was mentioned on a couple of threads but just wanted to confirm that EVgo Autocharge+ (what you are calling Plug and Charge) actually works for the Ariya. You sign up and then start a charge to finish the sign up process so you want to do this before you start charging at a station. We've used Autocharge+ at 3 different types of EVgo stations including the old crusty 50kW station we have nearby. Used it last night at a Safeway and my wife was blown away when she just saw it start the whole process with no cards. You know VW still can't get ID.4's to reliably connect to their own EA stations but ID.4 owners are in their own private hell to begin with.

Combined with the 1 year unlimited free charging it was a nice way to kick off the New Year (we got one of the 201 Ariya's actually delivered in 2022).

Autocharge+ announcement
 

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It was mentioned on a couple of threads but just wanted to confirm that EVgo Autocharge+ (what you are calling Plug and Charge) actually works for the Ariya. You sign up and then start a charge to finish the sign up process so you want to do this before you start charging at a station. We've used Autocharge+ at 3 different types of EVgo stations including the old crusty 50kW station we have nearby. Used it last night at a Safeway and my wife was blown away when she just saw it start the whole process with no cards. You know VW still can't get ID.4's to reliably connect to their own EA stations but ID.4 owners are in their own private hell to begin with.

Combined with the 1 year unlimited free charging it was a nice way to kick off the New Year (we got one of the 201 Ariya's actually delivered in 2022).

Autocharge+ announcement
Yes, the Autocharger feature is a competitive advantage that other brand name chargers including Tesla Superchargers don’t have. This feature is often overlooked. It is the Apple ecosystem of simplifying users experience. This is why many OEMs have partnered with EVgO.

Can you tell us how much it cost to charge up your Ariya? I know the rate varies depend on time of day…
 

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Right now, we are paying exactly ZERO for a year for unlimited charging on EVgo... but my experience is that their costs are competitive. Frankly I haven't spend much money on charge networks because we had one Leaf lease after another and each came with $200-250 worth of EVgo credit.
 

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Right now, we are paying exactly ZERO for a year for unlimited charging on EVgo... but my experience is that their costs are competitive. Frankly I haven't spend much money on charge networks because we had one Leaf lease after another and each came with $200-250 worth of EVgo credit.
I understand we get unlimited free charging but my point is how much is it to charge up the Ariya? Does it show on the EVGO LCD screen? The point of these discussions for those who don’t have the Ariya is to educate ourselves with Q&As.
 

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I understand we get unlimited free charging but my point is how much is it to charge up the Ariya? Does it show on the EVGO LCD screen? The point of these discussions for those who don’t have the Ariya is to educate ourselves with Q&As.
It shows on EVGO screen, EVgo app and nissan connect app. Interesting thing I noticed about EVGO app is that it shows the charging curve as well doing charging sessions.
 

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How long after purchasing your Ariya did it take for you to get your activation info? Did it come snail or email? We don't have a large amount of chargers for EVgo but would still be nice to get in case we stumble upon one when out and about.
 

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It shows on EVGO screen, EVgo app and nissan connect app. Interesting thing I noticed about EVGO app is that it shows the charging curve as well doing charging sessions.
What was the average charging curve you had experienced? Over or under 100 kWh? This is assuming you were using their 350kWH charger. How long did it take to charge from 10% to 90/100%? 40-45mins? Does your app show history of past charging results?
 

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What was the average charging curve you had experienced? Over or under 100 kWh? This is assuming you were using their 350kWH charger. How long did it take to charge from 10% to 90/100%? 40-45mins? Does your app show history of past charging results?
I leave the 350kw chargers to the vehicles with 800v architecture. No use of blocking a 350kw charger when Ariya cannot accept more than 130kw.

On a 50kw charger I received a steady 49kw throughout the session. On a 150 kw charger sessions in most cases Ariya starts off at 110kw and then hangs around 85 to 95kw. Also, I did not charge past 80%.

20% to 80% is taking around 35 to 40 min.
 

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I leave the 350kw chargers to the vehicles with 800v architecture. No use of blocking a 350kw charger when Ariya cannot accept more than 130kw.

On a 50kw charger I received a steady 49kw throughout the session. On a 150 kw charger sessions in most cases Ariya starts off at 110kw and then hangs around 85 to 95kw. Also, I did not charge past 80%.

20% to 80% is taking around 35 to 40 min.
Also, I did not charge past 80%. ==> can you please explain how can you control that?
 
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