So a 305mi round trip today to Orlando created my first need to fast-charge remotely-outside the home. I stopped at the Electrify America station at the Florida Mall. They had 2 350kW stations and 4 150kW stations, all empty at 4pm. I pulled into a 350kW station (merely because it was convenient, before I realized they were not all the same), plugged in, and charged. FAST. I charged 35% to 80% in exactly 30 min, got a text message that I was at 80% (after entering my cell number for that purpose) while inside for a bite to eat. I came out to check on the car/charge, then went back for another beverage (another 25 min - including 5-7 min walk each way to/from the mall entrance, they didn't position these for convenience to shoppers!) and upon return had charged to 100%. So basically added 150mi in 55 min (the last 20% was slower, as expected). Credit card was charged $22.28 for 53 kwH - so about 3.5x as costly per kwH as at home, but was happy for the ease of remote fill-up! My faith in the burgeoning EV infrastructure was definitely boosted today!
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