RE: Polar instant App
I'm sure you really know, Donald, but just in case it's slipped your memory (and for those who haven't a clue) Polar is the new friendly face of Chargemaster. Chargemaster is the chargepoint owning company that has recently introduced a way of milking us all, Annual sub and high price charging, monthly and exorbitant, PAYG and bankruptcy! Leaf owners are up in arms about being charged per halfhour. If leaf owners realised how much worse the situation is for us poor slow-charging Fluences they'd never believe it!
I've yet to attempt to charge away from home - that's why a Fluence suited me. It still does, I just fancy a couple of trips to Wales in luxury rather than in a pokey little hire car.
The app, for iphone (or course) and android (only if you have one that works with it) allows you to find a point on a map on your phone, get to it, pay using the phone and hey presto! Chargemaster's suggestion to me to use a card presupposes I know where charge points are, whether they are functioning and available - or I'll be down to driving single-handed, turning the pages of the map as I race along - or stopping every few miles to check the route. If only the guidance to chargepoints worked on our cars! (or Zoes, I understand). Probably Leafs too, judging by the frequent requests for guidance on their forum.
The joys of being a new adopter. Like Video 2000, Digital compact cassettes.... anyone remember either of those? I fell for the lot!