DaveinOlyWA wrote:Can't get no faster than about 45 KW on my 2018 because charge taper starts around 63%.
Then by my arithmetic you have to charge every ~ hour for 20 minutes to optimize throughput of about 45 mph.
Sound about right ?
Not sure how you got that but sure, its possible. In my life (which means it may not necessarily work for anyone else apparently) Most long trips I have taken rarely average much more than 50 mph anyway. Ya see, I have tracked several aspects of my transportation data since 2003 well before the LEAF came along. One thing that is a must in my life is stops. Whether I take advantage of those stops to add range is completely up to me.
A network that allows this is where we all need to be.
As far as charging stops? It was easy on my S30 simply because its charging speed was ONLY based on SOC so grabbing a significant chunk of range anytime below 80% SOC was easy. The 2018's charging speed is controlled by SOC or temperature initially so the charging stops become a lot more complicated especially if on a tight schedule.
On my Oregon trip, I had the trip computer running all the time including during charging sessions and averaged 40 mph so that was a somewhat "good" indicator. I did waste about 10 mins at the beginning of the trip preparing "stuff" and probably should have reset the timer and each stop had some delay while I recorded data, took pix, etc. but overall speed was not the goal since I knew when I started and when I got home. I also wasted time at 3 different AV chargers testing them to see if they might work with my 2018 (they didn't).
But all that time included stops that would have been made driving "any" car including a food stop which due to unfamiliarity of the area probably added at least 15 mins to the mix.
On the way back, I had to make 2 charging stops simply because my pack was hot enough that first one started at 25 KW (SOC under 15%) and the 2nd one at a compatible AV started at 22 KW. I was blessed in that the AV station despite the 30 min time limit of NCTC will run forever or until nearly full. Here I was able to charge 40 mins which gave me more than enough to get home. This was also a meal stop and likely would have charged less but service was slower than expected.
But timer was only off while eating lunch and during the time at the Outlet Mall.
2011 SL; 44,598 miles. 2013 S; 44,840 miles.2016 S30 deceased
. 29,413 miles. 2018 S40; 25,185 miles SOH 92.23%
My Blog; http://daveinolywa.blogspot.com
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