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In my mind, if the charge time is less than a quarter of the drive time, it's rapid, half the drive time is fast, slower than that is slow.

So in Jon's picture, 30 mins will give 165 miles, which will take about two hours to drive off, perfect.
For a Leaf on a rapid where 30 minutes MIGHT give 60 minutes of driving if you're a slow driver, not so much.

The future is ~200kw charge rates IMO. 10 minutes (about the quickest I've been able to run into a services, use the loo, and run back out) of 200kw gives you about 100 miles of range. If you really need more than that then a 20 minute stop to also grab a cup of tea isn't a problem, if you're going to be on the road for another 200 miles/3 hours...
 
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It's a shame I will never be able to afford one, iv seen 2 in MiltonKeynes now real nice
Never say Never! A new S Class costs £67k+. But you can buy one for £15k if you don't mind having one that's 5 years old. I expect Model S prices to be similar once they are 5 years old :)
 
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What kind of charge rate would push a charger into the "rapid" zone for you?
Ecotricty call 22kW medium. ~50kW they are calling fast.

With our LEAF, I'd call 50kW rapid. 7kW takes hours to charge the car, it certainly isn't rapid.

With a 80kWh Tesla 22kW isn't even medium. The car takes as long on 22kW as our Leaf does at 7.
 

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No, was after three minutes charging and is what happens when another Tesla is charging at Birmingham...
So given its reporting 21kw and your seeing 72miles per hour, that 1.2 miles per minute your charging, so your + miles would show at least 3 possibly 4 after 3 mins not 0,

Also if there was another car there when you arrived and he was charging he would be allocated 80% of the charge rate across the two stalls (superchargers are pairs of stalls on a single charger) so you would get 20% until he begins the final ramp down when you should ramp up. so if he was taking about 96kw (80% of 120) that would leave you about 24 if the supercharger was limited to 120kw (which I believe most are)

Last time I was in Birmingham I was seeing about 250miles per hour (I was 70% full when arriving)
 
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