GetOffYourGas wrote:DaveinOlyWA wrote:GetOffYourGas wrote:
Definitely not an anomaly. KeiJidosha's graphs are correct. You ideally don't want to quick-charge a Bolt above 55% unless you really need it. Unfortunately, with today's QC spacing, you often really need it.
Well that is becoming less and less true. CCS was late out of the gate but they are coming on pretty fast now. EA's 4-1 or more ratio will see to that. Right now, there is a some incompatibilities that needs to be addressed but charging just to 55% should be more than enough to station hop very soon if not now.
Assuming you let the battery run down to a reserve of 15%, that's only 40% to play with. 40% of 60kWh is 24kWh, which will safely get you about 70-90 miles on the highway, depending on weather conditions. That's certainly doable today on major corridors, like I-95 from DC to Boston. But on the lesser traveled routes (but still important), it's not enough until EA finishes their first round at least.
Then there's the soon-to-arrive competition, with both the Kona and Niro supporting 100kW max. charging on a slightly bigger battery than the Bolt, with a much later taper. Chevy will need to up their game to compete, especially as the Koreans will likely have the same or lower MSRP and won't be losing the fed. credit anytime soon.