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A question for anyone who has used the Electrify America network . . .

A friend who's had his VW ID.4 for several months tried out the Electrify America network this morning for the first time. His car came with 3 years of complimentary charging and was set up at delivery for "plug and charge". He kept getting a message that "payment not accepted" and had to call the EA help number. They said their system was showing he still has over two and a half years of free charging, and it was not clear why it was not working. They walked him through a bunch of resets and, after about 20 minutes of this, he was finally able to commence charging. Thank goodness it was not raining.

Has anyone had trouble using EA with their Lucid? I saw an interview of Ford's VP of Electrification with Tom Moloughney, and the Ford official said there have been so many issues with Mach-E owners encountering similar problems that Ford has set up a special team to track this issue and stay in constant touch with EA to address problems where they crop up.
 

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Tom Moloughney wrote an article for "InsideEVs" giving more information on Lucid charging than he put in his video of the 0-100% charging session.

In this article he explains why the Lucid required 134 kWh to refill the battery pack. Even more interestingly, he said that Lucid told him the Dream Edition makes the entire pack capacity accessible to the user -- in other words, no buffers. This is the first I've heard of any EV manufacturer doing this.

This might support the suspicion I've expressed earlier that the difference in the GT 112-kWh pack and the Dream 118-kWh pack might be in the size of the buffers in addition to any differences between the Dream Samsung cells and the LG Chem Dream cells. It'll be interesting to find out how much of the GT pack gross capacity is accessible to the user.

I'm also curious whether there is something about the Samsung chemistry that makes it less damaging to tap into the battery's upper and lower charge limits?

 
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