pmc wrote:Other threads are telling me that Quick Charge probably isn't necessary for us either... we don't have any quick chargers around here anyway, and we'd have to L2 charge on the way just to reach a QC in Madison anyway. (Thank you for that info, PlugShare!) L1 charge at work should help, esp. in winter.
Even if you don't have a single QC station within 100 miles of your location, on the S it's useful because it also includes the faster 6.6 kW on-board charger, rather than the 3.8 kW unit that is standard. It won't make a difference on 120 volt charging, and has limited usefulness if using 240 volt at home, but where it makes a huge difference is if you need to use supplemental L2 to make it to your destination. It shortens the necessary charging time significantly.
The 2013+ SV and SL come with the faster charger as standard, though on the SV the QC port is also optional.