Out of curiosity, is this a 40 kWh car or a 62 kWh Leaf Plus?
Many other EVs have active thermal management... Bolt does but its DC FCing isn't that fast (from what I hear). In the case of https://electricrevs.com/2018/07/17/wat ... -to-55-kw/
, it may start slowing down after 55% SoC. And, I hear it's quite slow if the battery's cold, until it warms up enough.
In a race with the Bolt, 30 kwh LEAF and 40 kwh LEAF, who would win?
Winner; 30 kwh LEAF simply because of its ability to charge at full speed to 80% SOC. Test based on 5 mins plus charge time for each QC stop. There were parameters for trip length with Bolt and 40 having advantage in shorter distances due to higher range which was GREATLY mitigated if all cars started race at 50% SOC.
FYI; The 30 wins barely if the race is long enough BUT the 40 loses badly in anything over 300 miles or so.
But the main advantage of having a bigger pack is simply more charging options convenient to personal needs (which often do not follow a schedule) and the ability to charge the lower 2/3rds of the pack (something Bolt excels) which helps to slow temperature rise.
I tested my 40 last Summer on OR Coast trip with short charging sessions of less than 20 mins and did not see "significant" slow down (on my scale is when pack temps exceed 100º)
Realize bar 6 covers temps from 78 to 96º F abouts which means lower end has earlier knee, upper end is throttled. I was seeing 37 kw at 95º over the 45-46 kw. Most wouldn't have noticed the difference. FYI; a lower starting charge rate does move the knee slightly higher but not enough to overcome the loss.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 11,333.1 mi, 93.73% SOH
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