Orellana
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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:52 am

An hour and a half for a full charge? That's impressive!

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:44 pm

I can't wait to experience this for myself. The most I've ever charged at is 125A, although the majority of stations nearby are limited to 100A. A 20-50% improvement would be great!

Pretty soon, we are going to look back at 55kW and shake our heads. We thought that was fast? An hour and a half to a full charge? How about 20 minutes to an 80% charge! Now that is a future I can get excited about. That's when many of my friends and family who are on the fence will ditch their gassers and buy EVs.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:48 pm

You, too, should all be able to pay through the nose to DCFC at 150A, via an EA station coming soon near you to rip you off !!

:mrgreen:

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:45 pm

SparkE wrote:You, too, should all be able to pay through the nose to DCFC at 150A, via an EA station coming soon near you to rip you off !!

:mrgreen:

I’d rather pay $10 and comfortably make it to my destination than hypermile 10MPH under the speed limit with heat off in subzero temps just to make it home with less than 4% left.
~Brian

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2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
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SeanNelson
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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:21 am

GetOffYourGas wrote:
SparkE wrote:You, too, should all be able to pay through the nose to DCFC at 150A, via an EA station coming soon near you to rip you off !!

I’d rather pay $10 and comfortably make it to my destination than hypermile 10MPH under the speed limit with heat off in subzero temps just to make it home with less than 4% left.

Yep, far better to have the option if you need it. And it's not just the ability to charge where you need to, but when. If the EA chargers are priced higher then they'll tend to be less busy, which means you have a better chance of finding a plug available when you need it.

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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:14 pm

GetOffYourGas wrote:
SparkE wrote:You, too, should all be able to pay through the nose to DCFC at 150A, via an EA station coming soon near you to rip you off !!

:mrgreen:

I’d rather pay $10 and comfortably make it to my destination than hypermile 10MPH under the speed limit with heat off in subzero temps just to make it home with less than 4% left.


Absolutely. As I mentioned elsewhere a month or so ago, even though EA is gaining a rather dominant position (by being forced to dispense billions and billions for infrastructure) and charges way too much, at least it *will* allow coast-to-coast traveling, and access between the vast majority of all major urban centers (say, over 100,000 people). If you need it, you don't mind paying through the nose so much.

GetOffYourGas
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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:08 pm

Right. And I was speaking from experience. Last weekend, that's exactly what happened. My son and I arrived home, very chilly, with 4% battery charge left. I stopped to check out an EA station about 65 miles from home, which is not yet open. If it was, I suspect that $10 would give me the boost I needed. If you look at price per kWh, sure it's paying "through the nose". But that's a small percentage of my total electric consumption, and I'm paying for convenience / availability.

It seems that EA is priced for the max rates, which makes sense. They charge per minute, regardless of whether you are pulling 55kW or 350kW. Naturally the Bolt will cost more per kWh.

And yes, I could possibly save money by driving a gas car. But there are reasons I drive electric that go beyond money. In fact, if money was the only driving motivation, I'd still be driving a 10-year-old Honda Insight instead of having sold it years back for an EV.
~Brian

EV Fleet:
2011 Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard on a 22' sailboat
2012 Leaf SV (traded for Bolt)
2015 C-Max Energi (302A package)
2017 Bolt Premier

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Re: Time lapse video charging at up to 55 kW

Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 pm

That was fast!

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