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One of my major fears of going EV relates to the balance point between charging speed, and range, and the fact that upto now it's appeared to me that I would have to add somewhere between half and a full hour every couple of hours, which on a long road trip, and when that doesn't fit the way my wife and I travel, just extends the journey time by too much. You see the way we travel is to stop often, say every 3/4 hour, for a quick pee (we're getting older!) and then off again - that pee break might be only 5 minutes, so a 400 mile trip, might take 8 hours of driving, plus 7 * 5 minutes, so a total of 8 3/4 hours. In an EV, with 150 mile range, If we drove as per usual, but with 3 extended pee breaks of 3/4 hour, that gives a total journey time of almost 11 hours. My question is this - is it possible to use each of those 5 minute breaks, possibly extending them to 10 minutes, as actual charging stops, getting what, a max of 50kw * 0.6 = 27kwh and thus increasing range by 75 miles each stop, which actually is what I would use up on each leg - so I'd never need the big 10 - 80/90% charge on top of the pee breaks ?
sorry it took so long to describe, and I guess I know it's possible in theory, I just wanted to get some other peoples ideas on how the idea could or won't work in practice.
sorry it took so long to describe, and I guess I know it's possible in theory, I just wanted to get some other peoples ideas on how the idea could or won't work in practice.