Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
There are three schools of thought on this site about charging.
Those worried that 7kW will harm the battery if allowed over 80% SOC.
Those worried that the car will not charge at 100kW when over 80% SOC.
And my school of thought:
If JLR engineers thought that 7kW at 99% would harm the battery if plugged in daily, they would not allow it.
If the oldest EV mfr's see decay when DCFC charging and nerf the crap out of the software limits when past 50%, I'm thinking they learned this the expensive way.
When I travel long distances, I use an airplane. If I wanted to drive 1000 miles ASAP, I would drive anything EXCEPT a BEV. No EV has good range and infrastructure for driving 95 mph for extended distances. And the term Direct Current Fast Charging is a misnomer. It's actually Direct Current Fkgslow Charging at this point in technology. Fast is large mouth diesel refueling. Like 50 gallons a minute. When it's a 25 mpg pickup, it Ultrafast fueling.
The best of both worlds is still the Chevrolet Volt, especially the 2019. You can drive up to 101 mph sustained with reasonable economy for long distance runs, but for most your driving done each year, it's pure electric. It's true fast-refueling when desired, and it's pure EV when desired.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.