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Glad to see this finally coming out.
I need to get through my free charging before activating that though. haha
 

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Am I correct to assume the $50 is a one-time fee to get the EA Pass+ rate (for life)? I still have some 300 kWh credit left but will likely use it up by summer.
 

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I might be missing it, but what’s the time period on that $50 special offer upgrade? Good for a year? 2 years?

Comparing to EA Pass+, which says a discount of “about 25%” but it is actually a hair more in my area.

Curious if this Blue Oval upgrade is exactly the same discount as EA Pass+
 

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I wouldn't call that a 'special offer', @Ford Motor Company That's actually $2 a year more than a normal EA+ membership costs and is a tiny bit LESS of a discount. In my area its $0.43/kWh for non-members and $0.31 for Pass+ members. With a 25% discount it's $0.32.
Only difference is there's a fee for paying in advance and you can't cancel. With normal EA membership you can just stop anytime.

And if we're being honest, I don't find it to be too much of a hassle to tap my phone to the machine
 
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Just saw that if you click "Manage" on the first screen, you'll see this:

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So, yes, one year. And 25% off 42 cents per kWh is 31.5 cents per kWh.
 
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I wouldn't call that a 'special offer', @Ford Motor Company That's actually $2 a year more than a normal EA+ membership costs and is the same discount(At least in my area. $0.41 non member and $0.31 Pass+)
Only difference is there's a fee for paying in advance and you can't cancel. With normal EA membership you can just stop anytime.

And if we're being honest, I don't find it to be too much of a hassle to tap my phone to the machine
To be honest, tapping my phone on the machine has NEVER worked for me for some reason. I know it should work, but having one less thing to worry about (especially when AWS went down and the app refused to work) is kinda worth the $2/year for me.
 

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Just saw that if you click "Manage" on the first screen, you'll see this:

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So, yes, one year. And 25% off 42 cents per kWh is 31.5 cents per kWh.

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So the membership fees are considerably higher than dealing directly with EA, I'll pass. I am using DCFS regularly in winter but those same trips will not require topping up when warmer weather returns.
 

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So the membership fees are considerably higher than dealing directly with EA, I'll pass. I am using DCFS regularly in winter but those same trips will not require topping up when warmer weather returns.
I mean it's not considerably higher. Its $2 more over the course of a year and SLIGHTLY more expensive charge rates than Pass+ members.
My issue isn't the $2 a year or $0.01 extra per kWh, its the fact they're advertising this as a "special offer" when it isn't cancellable and costs more than direct through EA. 99% of companies give you a (usually healthy)DISCOUNT for purchasing a year subscription in advance and instead Ford is charging more.
 

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I mean it's not considerably higher. Its $2 more over the course of a year and SLIGHTLY more expensive charge rates than Pass+ members.
My issue isn't the $2 a year or $0.01 extra per kWh, its the fact they're advertising this as a "special offer" when it isn't cancellable and costs more than direct through EA. 99% of companies give you a (usually healthy)DISCOUNT for purchasing a year subscription in advance and instead Ford is charging more.
For my use case I do not expect to utilize DCFC enough during some months to justify the $4 monthly Pass+ membership, that's why $50/year would be a bad deal for me. If I need to visit EA regularly around the year, I wouldn't mind paying $2 extra for the plug-and-charge convenience which has been great for me so far.
 

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The benefit of EA's Pass+ is flexibility. Going on a trip TODAY? Upgrade when you leave. Takes affect immediately. Then, downgrade. Takes effect in 30 days.

We used it end of August, and canceled. A day after period ended, had a funeral many states away. Activated, then canceled. So we have paid $8 over 4.5 months. Not going to switch to $50 a year for Plug and Charge, UNLESS it turns out to be more successful at one try and done. But we haven't seen a difference in the pass vs activate on EA app, then plug in.
 

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Am I correct to assume the $50 is a one-time fee to get the EA Pass+ rate (for life)? I still have some 300 kWh credit left but will likely use it up by summer.
$50/year. So you'd renew as needed.

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I don’t road trip enough to need either $4/month or $50/year. That might change in the future, but my current pattern is pretty much drive to work, drive home. Once in a while, drive to the grocery store. Once in a while, drive to a dog show. Once in a while, drive to bust some clays. For the time being, filling the BBQ requires the Blazer. I love getting 10 in town and 15 on the highway. 🤪🤷‍♂️🐩
 
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