Full regen becomes available around 93% SoC when charged using Type 2. Full regen is available even when I've charged 95% on Rapid.Good advice re-the regenerative braking being reduced dramatically above 80% charge.
My understanding is that rapid charging is more effective at cell balancing than 100% charging, but I stand to be corrected.
In terms of your occasional long journeys, speed is a major factor in electricity consumption so just knocking off 5 MPH makes a major difference and may be enough in the marginal need for a second charge. You could also look at increasing tyre pressures and blanking the front grille which make a different if you haven't already done so.
Balancing is a function of BMS not charging system. AC charging involves conversion to DC before charging. Rapid is DC they meet at a later point.
Above 90% the amps drop enough even on rapid for it to not be faster than AC charging.
- Leaf 30 kWh
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