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- Dec 30, 2019
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- SF Bay Area, USA
- Bolt EV, Taycan 4S
You find the 150kW 400v charger in the area Dave and we can go test this out for 10minI'll quibble with you on this - when I'm traveling waiting 90 minutes vs. 40 minutes is a significant amount of time - especially since the first 1/2 hour is easy to kill with other activities, but once you've walked around, gone to the bath room and gotten your snack - that next 30-45 min of simply waiting for charge is excruciating…lets take a normal 75 kWh charge session (about 10-90%)
75 kWh @ 140 kW = .53 hours - or 32 minutes
75 kWh @ 45 kW = 1.67 hours - or 100 minutes
personally given my personality that extra 68 min I'd be thinking the whole time "I saved $460 for this?"
but I understand it's a personal decision - but man that extra hour would grate on me "hard" - but then again I'm nuts.
It's certainly a decision each owner should make, I was just giving my logic. I hope to get to Yellowstone National Park this year, but still plenty of EA chargers along the way. We'll see if I find the need.
BTW not that I want to do it regularly, but even Porsche recommens using 50kW of less fast chargers if using them regularly and not just for road trips. So if I did get "stuck" at one I could write it off as being nice to my battery.