Compared to EVs that don’t use fast charging at all, vehicles that primarily do use it show a battery deterioration by nearly 0.1%.
The US Energy Department lab concluded that while an electric car’s battery will deteriorate faster if its only power source is Level 3 charging (which is almost never the case), the difference isn’t particularly pronounced.
The INL tested two pairs of the 2012 Nissan Leaf under the exact same conditions over the course of a year, in Phoenix, Arizona.
The first pair was charged with Level 2 chargers, and the second pair with Level 3 fast chargers. Both pairs were charged twice a day.
After all four test cars had been driven for 80,467 kilometers, the Level 2 vehicles had lost around 23% of their original battery capacity, while the Level 3 cars were down by around 27%.
Considering that DC Fast Chargers (DCFC) cost approximately $28,000 to $140,000, it is unlikely that most owners would install on in their home, the primary location where most EV’s are charged.
I’m retired and I don’t need to work so I like spending my time volunteering. It keeps me active and engaged instead of just puttering around the house becoming an old couch potato like all too many retires seem to do. My volunteering is not totally altruistic, it provides benefits to me as well.
Snoopy, you shouldn’t worry about eating bunnies. If you are going to be a traveler, you need to worry about all of the places in the world that eat dog meat.
Wonderful of you to dedicate your time.
My Thanksgiving was good as well. I have been volunteering at at a local hospital 3 days a week since I retired a few years ago. Our hospital/medical network, always delivers meals to those patients in the Community Cares program, Transitional Care Clinic, Heart Failure and COPD Clinic who would normally not have a meal, as meals on wheels does not deliver on Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are people that do not have family near by or do not have family at all. Yesterday I spent my morning helping deliver meals to some of the aforementioned people.
As Mark Twain observed, Never put off till tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow.
You have a glass of water next to you, ease your arm out from under the covers and get a drink.
Aunty, how would you know, you’re always drunk anyway and drunks have terrible memories.
Gee Lila, maybe you better go shoe shopping to make yourself feel better.
So it’s not a pay phone, it’s a pre pay phone.
Only Brutus Thonrapple would be thankful that Mother Gargle isn’t there for Thanksgiving, not realizing that it means she will be there for the WHOLE Christmas Holiday.