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Re: VW ID.4 EV

Don, congrats! Do keep us up-to-date, and I hope the CCS charging infrastructure in your part of the country will be sufficient to meet your long-distance needs.
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Re: VW ID.4 EV

JoeS wrote:Don, congrats! Do keep us up-to-date, and I hope the CCS charging infrastructure in your part of the country will be sufficient to meet your long-distance needs.
:lol: is there any EV that can really be considered useful for long-distance travel, other than T with the SC network?
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Re: VW ID.4 EV

Congrats Don! These newer EVs sure have come a long ways.
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JoeS wrote:Don, congrats! Do keep us up-to-date, and I hope the CCS charging infrastructure in your part of the country will be sufficient to meet your long-distance needs.
The car comes with 3 years of free EA fast charging and they have a few cross country networks already up and running. We have one station in Gulfport about 12 miles from my house, so I can even drive locally on free juice if I choose. You can drive from Jacksonville to San Diego along the southern route and there are others too. Atlanta, Dallas, no problem. Can also use Tesla destination chargers at 11 Kw

https://www.electrifyamerica.com/locate-charger/

. . . . and, it charges to 40% at 125Kw and from 5% to 80% in 38 minutes. I think we're going to be able to get by :lol:

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Don wrote:... Can also use Tesla destination chargers at 11 Kw...
https://www.electrifyamerica.com/locate-charger/
. . . . and, it charges to 40% at 125Kw and from 5% to 80% in 38 minutes. I think we're going to be able to get by :lol:
Do they provide you with a Tesla-->J1772 adapter? I use one with my i-MiEV.

You will probably never get down to 5%SoC, but their CCS charging speed is pretty awesome, if the EA charger is working :evil:
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Re: VW ID.4 EV

I test drove the ID 4 and the iPace on the same day. I was suitably impressed with both, but if I had to choose between the two, it would be the ID 4.

Beyond that, wife likes the Model Y, so when the time comes, that’s probably what we’ll get, assuming that the iMiev and Volt expire, which at this time they show no sign of!

Between the two, we are over 100,000 electric miles.

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Re: VW ID.4 EV

Stopped and took a quick look at one this morning. It was already sold, so I couldn't sit in it, but it's a decently-sized vehicle with a nice looking interior. A little over $41,000 for a Pro model (RWD) with 260 mile range. Looks like they can even option up and get AWD and towing capability.

Being knee-deep in the Bolt fire issue, it makes me rather nervous that they use LG cells. I wonder if they will have the same problem GM and Hyundai are having with battery defects.
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JoeS wrote:Do they provide you with a Tesla-->J-1772 adapter? I use one with my i-MiEV.

You will probably never get down to 5%SoC, but their CCS charging speed is pretty awesome, if the EA charger is working
No, you don't get a free one like Tesla gives you to be able to use the J-1772 chargers, but then the Tesla one is like $75 and a 'Tesla Tap' 50 amp to go the other way is $200. I ordered one yesterday. There are cheaper ones rated at 40 amps, but the car will use 48 amps when the destination chargers are set up to deliver that much, so $40 more for the 50 amp was a no brainer

The two most common EA CCS chargers are 150Kw and 350Kw and the car really charges quickly using either. Don't know how many times I'll be using them, but we drive right by the one in Gulfport at least once or twice a month, so if I hold off on home charging when we're planning to be over that way . . . .

I ordered a GoPlug Pro 32 amp EVSE which is a pretty nice bit of kit for $400. WiFi, current adjustable and has it's own app and comes with a 3 year warranty

https://www.goplug.com/goplug32.html

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Re: VW ID.4 EV

This guy drove from Jacksonville Florida to Ft Collins Colorado in an ID.4 and he was able to charge at 125Kw at most every EA charger he used

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikheO2Nb3-k

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