Re: Living in Apartment Building - Charging questions
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:36 pm
The new BC Hydro rates for DCFC are much cheaper than what EVgo charges in Arizona (but still much more expensive than charging at home). I found that actual DCFC charging rates were similar for my 2011 and 2015. My experience was that battery deterioration does decrease the maximum DCFC charge rate as well as maximum regeneration when the battery is cold (for both 2011 and 2015), but charge rate (and regeneration) was close to normal when battery was warm. The 3.3 kW onboard charger in the 2011 and 2012 LEAF's is actually 3.3 kW to the battery (AC input power is about 3.8 kW) so the 6.6 kW onboard chargers in later cars are not twice as fast. I think the OP will enjoy the car as long as its limited range meets the need. Once they have charging at home, they will really enjoy it. The 2011 and 2012 models have some features that were deleted from later models.