I have used that very same CHARGEPLACE SCOTLAND charger within last few months and got the full rated 125A current at pack voltage: nothing wrong with the charger.Yes. start from 5-10% ideally, and stop at 70-75% on your vehicle.
It's not necessarily the outdoor temperature that's important but rather the battery temperature. If you drove up the road from your home to charge there you'd have a cold battery so charge slower. But if you've just arrived there after a 100 mile motorway run it would be nice and warm and achieve the maximum charge speeds possible.Temp was about 4 degrees
Lol I got mine in Jan 2020, I've only used a rapid about 6 times, on long journeys between lockdowns!I have had the car since December but with lockdown I like many others havent used the car much or travelled outside my local area. There could be a deluge of new EV users dipping their toe in all at once soon!
the weather in NE Scotland has been very cold overnight frosts: battery temperature may well have been less than 5 deg C.I think the issue is I drove a few miles to the charge point with a cold battery at 45% full. It was 5 degrees and snowing so perfect conditions for a slow charge I am beginning to understand.
Me too in a slightly longer period of ownership. I'm reasonably low at the moment so might forgo charging at home and spend a few quid to test out a local CCS and one of my RFID cards, although which one of the small collection I'm not sure!I have had the car since December but with lockdown I like many others havent used the car much or travelled outside my local area. There could be a deluge of new EV users dipping their toe in all at once soon!
Are you based in the East of Scotland? CPS will cover a good chunk of all your away from home charging with maybe Instavolt covering trips to Greater Glasgow.Yes also dipping my toe into the number networks out there! Surely this is not the way forward once mass EV ownership gets going!! I was quite surprised you couldn't just turn up and swipe your credit card and off you go!!