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If this has already been noted in a previous forum discussion, I wish to apologize in advance. I just wanted to let those around the Texas, Oklahoma area and other parts of the US that use the Francis Energy EV chargers that I was notified that the 50 KW chargers are not compatible as of yet with our vehicles.I am not sure it is handshaking or just plain craziness. I have been told that if you do use their chargers, you must use the 200KW versions and not the 50KW. I would probably use those anyway but if you do use Plugshare and you see one of those chargers, make sure it's the 200KW version.

Here is a cut/paste of the message from Francis Energy.

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*Currently the EV 6 is not compatible with our 50 kW charging stations. When using Plugshare please filter for charging stations that are 75 kW and above.

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This was posted on Facebook that the 200kW don't work either. "that is what the friendly people on the tech support line told me. However, moving over to the fast chargers did not improve the situation. They were unable to make them work either. Interestingly enough, when I moved to the slow charger, a Tesla 3 moved into the fast charger space I previously occupied and he was was able to charge successfully. When tech support gave up on the slow charger they moved me back to the fast charger and were still unable to make it work on my car.

Anybody else in Oklahoma have any luck with the Francis energy chargers?
 

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This was posted on Facebook that the 200kW don't work either. "that is what the friendly people on the tech support line told me. However, moving over to the fast chargers did not improve the situation. They were unable to make them work either. Interestingly enough, when I moved to the slow charger, a Tesla 3 moved into the fast charger space I previously occupied and he was was able to charge successfully. When tech support gave up on the slow charger they moved me back to the fast charger and were still unable to make it work on my car.

Anybody else in Oklahoma have any luck with the Francis energy chargers?
I use them all the time. I have been trying to help them with their teething problems. I used the 50kw ONE TIME long time ago but forget about it now. I have had the 200kw charge me for free because it didn't acknowledge the car after a loooong initialization. It wouldn't release the car either due to lack of coms. I don't have any issues with the 200s but i wouldnt press my luck on the 50kw. I live a block away from Francis HQ btw.
 

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I use them all the time. I have been trying to help them with their teething problems. I used the 50kw ONE TIME long time ago but forget about it now. I have had the 200kw charge me for free because it didn't acknowledge the car after a loooong initialization. It wouldn't release the car either due to lack of coms. I don't have any issues with the 200s but i wouldnt press my luck on the 50kw. I live a block away from Francis HQ btw.
Thanks. I saw where someone left an EV6 review on plugshare for the 200's in Muskogee and they said it worked fine. For now will avoid the 50's.
 
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