metricus wrote:What we did not know is that we would not be able to QC like we did with the 2016 Leaf. I NEVER saw my temp gauge go up like this one does.
FALSE ADVERTISING = The fact that marketing presents it as a road trip car without specifying that in normal turnpike conditions you cannot count on more than one QC per day.
Out of curiosity, can you point us to the marketing and "false advertising" you speak of?
I'm not aware of anything to that effect but I may be wrong...
metricus wrote:Follow-up on the previous reply: Frankly I think the accuracy of the temp gauge is less relevant at this point. The main problem is the fact that a 220 mile trip caused the car to decrease the charging power to as low as 14 kW. the reason for this is irrelevant for the user.
My problem snowballs after this: EVGO kicks me out after 30 minutes. which means that at a slower power I get less energy in that amount of time.
This means that I have to use my credit card to charge to the level i need which makes the NCTC program a false advertisement.
The temp gauge accuracy and what it represents is of some importance. If you actually had something with precision, you could better identify the sweet spot in terms of speed (in mph) vs. heating the battery vs. not affecting the battery temp vs. actually cooling it. I've been able to observe this w/Leaf Spy Pro on my '13 when outside air temp is considerably cooler than the battery temp.
It would also give you a data point w/some accuracy for actual battery temp to go w/your other data.
The 30 minute session length has been documented at https://www.ez-charge.com/faq
for ages. How is it a "false advertisement"? The oldest copy at https://web.archive.org/web/20141110004 ... e.com/faq/
from Nov 2014 also talks about the 30 minutes.
metricus wrote:False advertisement is also the claim that the car can be charged in less than 30 mins on QC because that can only happen once per day if at all. in my case the first charge was at 35 kW not at 43 or "up to 50 kW" as they advertise.
Did they ever advertise you can do two+ fast charges at 43 kW or 50 kW in a single day on a 40 kWh Leaf?
It sounds like your starting SoC was too high on your first DC FC anyway and we don't know the battery temp at that point.