As we all know, one of the biggest drawbacks of electric vehicles compared to petrol / diesel cars is the slow charging. For 5 minutes at a gas station, you will fill up with 500-1000 km of extra power reserve, all depending on your tank. How is this in modern electric trains?
Our Norwegian Automobile Association conducts inspections twice a year (summer and winter) regarding the range and charging speed of electric vehicles. About the last I wrote the Power Reserve Test here. Well, here is the data about charging speed:
Cars with 800 volt batteries won (first three places on the list). With special 800-volt chargers, they can be charged very quickly. Here is an example of Porsche’s charging schedule (light green for winter and dark green for summer):
At the same time, the fact that a Porsche is charging fast does not mean that this car will arrive faster: Porsche consumption is very high and it will often have to stop charging. Looking at the indicator of how many kilometers can be charged in a given period of time, the winner is quite different:
That is, in the Tesla Model Y, you will charge an additional 131 km of power reserve in 5 minutes. Interestingly, some brands, such as the Tesla, focus on accelerating to a certain speed when the battery is idle. Tesla’s charging schedule contributes to:
As you can see, the Tesla starts very strongly, but when the battery is full, the power drops quickly. At the same time, for other brands like Mercedes, the charging schedule is flat, which means that the charging speed is more or less the same regardless of the battery charge:
When you have 60% of the battery, stop buying a can of Firfit and it’s good when one is recharging.
Well, one more comment on the test: the Chinese were very disappointed. They are all under one or two tables.
Well, what do you think, can you relax for 10 minutes every 200 km and stretch your legs?
Here is my post about one of the previous experiments. By the way, in my posts on the tag Charger You can find a lot of interesting things about how electric cars are charged.
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