Well, to be honest, I have only used a level 1 charger a few times. We bought a level 2 charger almost immediately after purchasing the PacHy. So I didn’t really time it to find out exactly how long it took to get from 0 to 100% but I’m sure 9-10 hours is a conservative estimate.
I was just curious. I know the PacHy has a large battery, as well as a 6.6kWh charger, and figured that explained why a level 2 charger can get a complete charge in a relatively quick, slightly more than two hours, while a level 1 charger takes considerably longer.
I mean, the 12-14 hour level 1 estimate, if accurate, rivals one of the earliest (and slowest) modern BEV charging times, that being the Mitsubith i-MiEV. On top of having the slowest charge time, it also had one of the shortest EV ranges (60 miles). Imagine living with the range anxiety, coupled with the long level 1 charge time. They were the cheapest BEV but still sold poorly. If you could live with the charge time and low range, they were quite a bargain at the end of production.
'18 PacHy Ltd, red/alloy, 18" whls, roof, AST
Last edited by rudiger; 02-19-2019 at 01:02 AM.