Thank you all. I've been reading the forum for a couple of months, but reading without a way to apply what you learn isn't retained as well. Now that I can try things out it will definitely be easier.
I have ChargePoint setup, but still need to test using it out. I'll probably do that next weekend if the rain subsides by then (would rather not be trying to figure it out while getting soaked. The charger at the dealer was installed a week ago and didn't seem to be working, but the L1 charger included w/ the car works at least.
I'm getting solar installed in a couple of months, so I have to check w/ the installer to see if I need to worry about any changes while installing the new circuit for an L2 charger. I'm probably going to install a 50A circuit so I can use a 40A charger (short-term future proofing for next car).
I definitely noticed the speed penalty on the way home from the dealer last night. Was doing 70-80 most of the way and 30 miles consumed 20% of the battery. I'm sure that was also because I was driving it like my first sports car as well (last few cars were a 2012 A6, 2006 A3, and 2005 Mustang v6, none of which compare to this thing in terms of performance or comfort). I'll likely calm down in a few weeks after the novelty wears off and my wife complains a few times about launching.
One thing I was looking for in the settings is how to change the regenerative braking between low and high. I thought I looked in all the menus, but just couldn't find it. I believe it is set to low right now, and I wand to work on getting used to high at some point.
's point about the EV efforts, I'm definitely not fond of the plan for how it is being done, but I sort of understand EA's choices of where to focus. While they have to be neutral to all makes, they are obviously focusing on the areas that VAG's expected EV customer base is focused in. I wish the state was providing better incentives to open 100kw+ chargers in more remote places on major highways based on traffic levels. Maybe then ChargePoint and EVgo would upgrade and expand faster.
were those EA chargers 150kw, or something less? Even with the car limited to 84kw charging it seems it should have done considerably more than that.