Something else to consider is the impact higher charging rates will have on a battery's longevity. Evidently, it's common knowledge that increased rates of charging, while more rapidly bringing a battery up to 100% charge, will also decrease a battery's life. It likely won't be significant over a relatively short period of time like, say, the term of a lease. But it might on a longer scale.
A case in point will be the just released Tesla V3 charger, which has been dubbed the "1000 miles per hour" charger. More accurately, they supposedly supply the latest Tesla Model 3/Y vehicles with a charging rate of 75 miles every 5 minutes (making more like '900' miles in an hour, but who's counting). However, jamming that much electricity into those batteries that quickly will surely have an impact on how long the batteries last before they start degrading.
Other interesting aspects of the Tesla V3 charger is how it will 'condition' a Tesla's battery while the vehicle is on the road as it approaches the charge station to optimize charging when it does arrive. Likewise, the cable for the charger plug is very thick, due to the need for coolant to surround the cable to keep it cool as it charges.
Technical aspects of high-power, high-speed Tesla chargers aside, unless someone truly needs (as opposed to wants) Level 2 charging for their PacHy (or any EV, for that matter), the supplied Level 1 charger, although it will take 12-14 hours to get a fully depleted battery back to 100%, will not only be enough for most people's needs, but will also better maintain the battery's health over time, as well.
'18 PacHy Ltd, red/alloy, 18" whls, roof, AST
Last edited by rudiger; 03-17-2019 at 02:41 PM.