The charging stations of To be in charge are increasingly present in Italy, often also in direct current version. Given this popularity, some smartphone app updates were needed to improve the service, and today Be Charge announced all the news.
In the request of android And iOS comes the mode column reservation. The user will be able to book a pick-up, with 30 minutes to reach it, no additional cost. There will also be discounts dedicated to those who invite a friend.
shoot it too penalty for those who do not release the column after recharging, a decision that Be Charge justifies by the need to always have free columns, when possible, to allow more customers to recharge their cars. However, the conditions are not particularly strict: the client will have 60 minutes of time after charging is complete to move the car. After this beach, the Occupancy rate, i.e. 0.05 euro per minute in the case of fast columns (AC up to 22 kW) and 0.18 euro per minute for fast, fast+ and ultrafast. In the first case, the fine will not be applied at night, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., while for fast columns it is valid 24 hours a day.
From January 1, 2022, they will then arrive new rates, also linked to the need to differentiate costs according to the type of infrastructure, which is constantly changing. The new prices will be as follows:
- Fast (AC up to 22 kW): 0.45 /kWh
- Fast (DC up to 99 kW): 0.50 /kWh
- Fast+ (DC up to 149 kW): 0.65 /kWh
- Ultra fast (DC from 150 kW): 0.79 /kWh
The above rates are inclusive of all taxes. Be Charge also correctly specifies an important detail: any AC sockets present on the DC columns will have the cost of the column on which they are installed. For example, an AC socket on an ultra-fast column, while delivering less power, will still cost 0.79/kWh.
The latest news concerns a promotion for the Christmas holiday period. From December 16, 2021 to January 10, 2022 all fast columns will cost 0.40/kWh, while all DC columns, regardless of power, will cost 0.45/kWh including VAT.