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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Those that are not clients or employees should pay a nominal amount for the parking, use of the EVSE, and electrons used.
    I'm sure that everyone would be happy with that... the issue for me is how we pay... in the UK today we have 22 different RFID cards and numerous monthly subscription services and that's just lunacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Sharpe View Post
    I'm sure that everyone would be happy with that... the issue for me is how we pay... in the UK today we have 22 different RFID cards and numerous monthly subscription services and that's just lunacy
    I am looking for a Point of Sale that will accept a plain credit card swipe.
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    Now that Dale at Ecotricity is a Leaf owner I suspect we will see more action on fast chargers

    "Actually we have super fast chargers coming soon – empty to full in just 20 minutes, more on that later"

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    Noticed this in the comments there:

    Dale Vince
    April 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Fair guess, but the Tesla never really did it for me.

    Was offered the last (new) right hand drive roadster in the world last week (by Tesla), tempted for a split second, but it’s no Nemesis…

    Air car sounds interesting. I’ll keep an eye out.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeilow View Post
    Noticed this in the comments there:
    very funny... it's true the roadster is no Nemesis... it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    I am looking for a Point of Sale that will accept a plain credit card swipe.
    We have charging posts in Norway that open only after you send an SMS. If it's post #22 I send "Start 22" to a special number and the post open and activates. It is free for now, but the system can be used to charge via the phone bill if they want to later. I send "stop 22" to stop charging and open the post again to free my EVSE cable. That SMS can be charged to the phone bill for the amount of time used to charge. Very simple, everybody has a cellphone.

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    First impression: clever solution! But is there a prevention for other phones to send "stop 22"? e.g. phone number serving as authorization? or a code number in a message sent in return for "start 22" that is required to authorize the stop command? Otherwise, anybody can abort your charging process and remove your charging cable. If it is not locked at the vehicle side, it can be stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkirkebo View Post
    We have charging posts in Norway that open only after you send an SMS. If it's post #22 I send "Start 22" to a special number and the post open and activates. It is free for now, but the system can be used to charge via the phone bill if they want to later. I send "stop 22" to stop charging and open the post again to free my EVSE cable. That SMS can be charged to the phone bill for the amount of time used to charge. Very simple, everybody has a cellphone.
    Clipper Creek uses this solution for POS now, and is workable. The only problem, it is time consuming for the user to enter all the payment information ie credit card. I have not seen the ability to have it added to your phone bill here yet. Additionally as a merchant you are then billed for a non-swiped transaction (3%) versus an non-swiped transaction (1%) as a merchant fee.
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    Not a great day for Ecotricty

    I did manage to charge at 32A at Oxford M40 South despite 12" water in the parking bay and an ICE...

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    That one at Oxford, I've used that before.... Have they moved the post? I could have sworn it was in front of the two green bays with the big puddle in your first picture and next to the main walkway.

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