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Lowering charge amps for Supercharging

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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Austin, TX
they should let you slow it down if the supercharger isn't busy.
-avoid the car permanently lowering the SC rate from too much use, save the limited # of full speed charges for when you need them.
-avoid the peak rates in states that have 2 tier pricing - it's double price above 60 kW.

It doesn't pass the "keep it simple" test. If people want a lower price, charge at home. Plus, the cost is 1/2 and the rate is 1/2. So not really saving anything. More importantly, never know if the charger will be busy in 20 minutes. Better to be full and out.
 
they should let you slow it down if the supercharger isn't busy.
-avoid the car permanently lowering the SC rate from too much use, save the limited # of full speed charges for when you need them.
-avoid the peak rates in states that have 2 tier pricing - it's double price above 60 kW.
I totally agree. Better for the battery in the long run. I wonder if there is any movement on having that option.
 
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tga

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Apr 8, 2014
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New Hampshire
avoid the car permanently lowering the SC rate from too much use, save the limited # of full speed charges for when you need them.
Except for early 90kWh packs, there is no "limited # of full speed charges"
I totally agree. Better for the battery in the long run.
Not really. Even at 120kW, the charge rate is just not that fast relative to the battery's capacity. 1.4C @ 85kWh, less on larger packs. That's just not fast enough to worry about.
 

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