- Feb 9, 2020
- Reaction score
- Audi e-Tron and Audi RS3. Taycan Turbo on order
I do recognize that charging rates are impacted by SOC but I’ve seen enough posts here mentioning not being able to achieve a high rate of charge on the 350 kW chargers that part of me wonders if these chargers are rate limited in some locations because of demand charges. I assume EA has to negotiate with many different power companies and some may have demand charges in place that make it too expensive to allow charging at those levels at certain times of the day. Maybe someone can speak to this.5. Even when I arrived at an EA 350 KwH station that was working, at least half of the time it would only charge at 60-100 Kwh rates, regardless of my state of charge at arrival. This always caused the charging sessions to last longer than I had planned. The EA network has quite some ways to go to get their quality up to snuff!
Anyway, here’s a nice article on demand charges from The Great Plains Institute and their impact on charging: