Vancouver, BC 2023 Solterra Tech Pkg
I would like more than 2 fast charges in a day. When on trips with my Kona, which had similar charge speeds and times to the Solterra), we would plan our stops with a bite to eat or bio breaks. These were sometimes 30 min or less, so there were more in a day if I had a long drive. Is it actually restricted today, or just a recommendation?Enabling more than two fast charges in a day doesn’t concern me to much as I would probably never do this myself with this car, but I can see how some will and definitely want this. What I care more about is the charging curve itself. The car needs to hold max rates longer to cut the charging time down. Also, the 80-100% is just insanely to conservative on the curve. Fix that. I know Charging to 80% at DC fast chargers is the recommended. But on a road trip, sometimes you need that extra bit of range to make it to a destination or next charger. So it should not take hours to charge to 100% at a DC station if someone needs to.
Just my two cents 😁
After 80% fast charging slows down on all EVs to protect your battery. Toyota might be more than others, but would rather them err on the conservative side. And on fast chargers, paying by the minute becomes very expensive after 80%. With my Kona, while I always used free chargers, I tried to plan my stops when the SOC was 40% or less, and closer to 20% (my personal bottom limit). That's because it charged faster at lower SOC then and got more out of of my stop time.