theothertom wrote:I talked to an i3 owner and he showed me his card. It was a small plastic card with a bar code. It was supplied by BMW when he got his car. It is used at D.C. Fast charging station so you don't have to pay.
OK, that makes sense. The lost card is likely the EVgo card described in the article that Bob referred to above.
theothertom wrote:Maybe a more revelant question is how do you pay for D.C. Fast charging?
Several companies own DC fast chargers. Some chargers cost nothing but most these days aren't free. Some companies require a customer to create an account on the company's Website to register a credit card to be used when charging, and the company sends the customer a card to activate the charger and associate the customer with her credit card. Some chargers accept credit cards with no customer account required. Some companies offer a prepaid flat rate fee for a certain period of time during which charging is unlimited (also requiring a charging card).
So it's kind of the wild west right now. In our i3, I carry several cards from different charging companies.