Renault Zoe ZE50 GT-Line Rapid Charge
You make complete sense ....There are lots of people who rarely, if ever, do over 100 miles in a day. For example, I do over 15,000 miles/year and have only done over 100/miles in a day 6 times in two years (all in rented ICEs, 3 times towing which EVs in my price range cannot do).
The two people that I work most closely with have ICE on PCP - one recently got a new car after their old car completed 6,300 miles in 3 years, the other managed 12,000 in four years. I haven't converted either to EVs as they are not bothered by efficiency etc., and there were not EVs in the segment that they chose. The alleged new small SUV from Renault will suit one, the other is awaiting a soft-top. Both will only change based on PCP price.
The problem with that is pushing more juice into the same amount of cells means a higher C rating.Normally a smaller less dense pack doesn’t get so hot during rapid charging. If you could therefore charge at an average of 80kW from 20 to 80%, it would be perfect for city dwellers who like to get away a couple of times a month to visit family and friends.
A 15 minute charge at a 150kW CCS charger would add a useful 60 miles to your range even at a consumption of 3mpkWh. These higher powered chargers are becoming more common. It would save urbanites lugging around an unnecessarily large battery for the sake of a couple of longer journeys a month. Faster charging is also handy if you rely on public charging points due to not having any off street parking at home.