Took my shiny new BEV to the closest Level 3 ChargePoint for my first charge…at a Harley dealership no less. Machine kept saying “waiting for vehicle”
Over and over.
BMW is a few miles down the road so I went there. “Genius” employee walks me over and I say WTF use is a level 2 charger? I like coming to the dealership but not for 4+ hours. Takes me around to the Level 3…which only puts out half the 40 I needed. Machine said fault so I called ChargePoint. Fortunately a tech came out that owns one. He helped me work with ChargePoint to get it running.
THEN…after a couple hours sitting around I went out to unplug and leave. We’ll…the tech had swiped his card so the socket was LOCKED…and the tech was at lunch. Nightmare….finally disconnect and go back to the HD ChargePoint. Nope….authorizes, remove nozzle or whatever, stick it in and it says “waiting for vehicle”.
WHAT THE F IS GOING ON HERE?!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve got 2 months of this nightmare before we move in the house with a level 2 charger in the garage. Oh…this BMW “genius” that tried to help me was far from it. I learned more from the tech (who has owned an i3) than that guy.