As the popularity of electric vehicles continues to grow, so does the need for charging infrastructure. Even with EV drivers choosing to charge their vehicles at home, large charging networks are being installed across the United States. Since public EV charging stations typically require user access it’s a good idea to consider enrolling in an EV charging membership.
EV Charging Subscription Services
Some EV charging networks are subscription based. It means customers pay a nominal fee, typically monthly, to access the stations. Users have to download or register on the app before gaining access to the chargers. It can mean additional time and effort on the driver’s part before they can start charging their vehicles. For some EV owners it’s a hassle they would rather forego.
EV Charging Membership Fees, Mobile Applications, and Accounts
You’re at a new EV charging station, but you have to follow a few steps before you plug in. The charging site requires an app download, and it can be frustrating and time-consuming.
You spend time searching for the app online and then waiting for it to download. Even after downloading the app, you still have a few more steps to follow. Most charging stations that require you to download an app, also want you to take the time to set up an account. After setting up your account, you still have to decide if you want a monthly subscription or only pay a one-time usage fee.
In the amount of time it takes to create an electric vehicle charging subscription account, your vehicle could be ready to get back on the road. Thankfully, Apogee Charging Solutions has a better way to keep your EV charged when you are away from home.
We get a lot of payment questions from both our EV charger customers, and EV drivers. If you are interested in membership and subscription options, we suggest reading, EV Charging Payment Methods – How do Customers Pay for Their Charging? This blog walks you through all of our payment options.
Scan, Pay, and Charge with Our EV OS
Apogee Charging Solutions is the national distributor and installer of the Noodoe EV OS. EV drivers get on-demand charging without the need for subscriptions, app downloads, or additional hardware. You get multiple payment options, and all you need is a smartphone to access the convenient EV charging services.
When you arrive at an EV charger, scan the QR code. The next step is to select a payment method and you are ready to start charging your vehicle. Unlike EV charging subscription services, you can start charging instantly.
EV Charging with Apogee Charging Solutions
Charging your EV should be as easy as driving one. However, EV drivers still know planning is required to ensure their vehicles stay charged. While our EV OS is making it easier to keep your battery charged, a bit of planning is still recommended. To keep your EV on the road, it’s a good idea to know the requirements for the public charging stations in your area. It will help make your charging experience go more smoothly, even if you end up signing up for subscription services.