2022 Audi e-tron GT Preview

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] The brand of four rings luxury marque is going full electric in a big way.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 13, 2022

    2022 Audi e-tron GT RS

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    Beginning with the e-tron, in 2019, Audi has quickly rolled out a number of BEVs across its lineup. Along with the e-tron SUV, they soon after offered the e-tron Sportback, a more efficient large hatch vs the SUV body of the original e-tron. In 2022, the brand of four rings introduced two new e-trons, the Q4 e-tron, a compact CUV and now the e-tron GT/RS GT Sports sedan.

    This write-up will focus on the e-tron GT which is available at Audi dealerships nationwide and supported by an Audi ecosystem designed to make going electric seamless. The 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are the brand’s first electric sports sedans that are the backbone of the ever-growing Audi electric portfolio. All the while Audi as a brand has stated they are committed to global net CO2 neutrality for its entire lineup from design through production and delivery by 2050.

    2022 Audi e-tron GT Design and Appointments

    The all-new Audi e-tron GT features a sleek long, low, wide, and exhilarating exterior with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles for the e-tron GT, and 232 miles on the 637 HP RS e-tron GT.

    The beautiful design is accentuated by large wheels, a wide track, and long wheelbase all delivering a low center of gravity and massive curb appeal. The flat greenhouse with sloping roofline creates a sleek esthetic, while a spacious interior creates a four-door GT with seating for five.

    U.S. models will come to market with standard 5-spoke, 20” alloys w/ gray accents while the RS e-tron GT sits on 5-spoke, 20” aero alloys or available 21” wheels. Standard for RS e-tron GT models is a lightweight, high-strength, carbon roof panel. Available Matrix-design headlights with Audi laser light for additional high-beam visibility. A leather-free interior incorporating synthetic Dinamica and Alcantara standard. Nappa leather is available.

    2022 Audi e-tron GT RS

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    The driver sees the 12.3-inch and a 10.1” MMI touch response displays angled towards him or her.

    Standard is a full-circumference, flat-bottom steering wheel, wrapped in Alcantara while a perforated, leather-wrapped wheel is available.

    Offered in two trims, the e-tron GT delivers performance and comfort to deliver a fun to drive everyday driver. The entry, premium plus, trim offers standard 14-way adjustable heated sport seats, adaptive air suspension, and matrix-design LED headlights with high beam assist. Optional packages include a premium Driver Assistance system, full leather interior with ventilated and massaging seats, and performance package offering e-torque vectoring plus, Black optic appearance features and Audi laser headlights.

    The top-of-the-line Prestige trim comes standard with the premium Driver Assistance package, head up display, top view camera, dual pane windows for a near-silent ride, remote park assist, and Bang & Olufsen Sound.

    Optional packages for the Prestige trim are full leather interior with ventilated and massaging seats, Performance Package offering e-torque vectoring plus, Black optic appearance features and Audi laser headlights, and 21” wheels on top of the performance package.

    The high-performance RS e-tron GT takes the sports sedan to a whole new level. This 637 HP derivative arrives with a Carbon fiber roof panel, Driver Assistance package, heads up display, power steering plus, e-torque vectoring plus and carbon fiber accents on the front and rear bumpers standard. Available supplementary packages include the Carbon Performance Package with rear wheel steering, an upgraded 21” 5-spoke design wheel, carbon fiber accents on the exterior door trims, Audi laser headlights, and black exterior badging. Full leather interior is also available.

    A Year One Package is also available with the Carbon performance and full leather packages, a unique 21“ wheel with red ceramic brakes and the RS interior design package featuring a black interior with red contrast stitching and red seat belts

    All-in, the e-tron GT is offered with a choice of nine vibrant exterior colors, and paired with six interior Dinamica/Leatherette or Fine Nappa leather options.

    2022 Audi e-tron GT RS

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    2022 Audi e-tron GT Drivetrain

    The 2022 Audi e-tron GT is driven by its dual motors, producing 469 horsepower, or up to 522 HP in overboost with launch control, and 464 lb-ft of torque (472 lb-ft with overboost). This allows the e-tron GT to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds on the way to a top track speed of 152 mph.

    The front and rear motors in the more powerful RS e-tron GT produce a net 590 HP and up to 637 HP with overboost, the most powerful Audi yet. The RS’ total system torque is 612 lb-ft which can accelerate the sedan from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds with a 155-mph top speed. That places the acceleration of RS e-tron GT on par with the V10-powered Audi R8 supercar – all while generating zero local emissions.

    The e-tron GT can be equipped with an optional rear wheel steering system allows the rear wheels to turn in the opposite direction from the front wheels at speeds up to about 30 mph, a maximum of 2.8 degrees, while above 30 mph they turn in the same direction.

    An available e-torque vectoring plus includes a locking rear differential for cornering and also brakes the inner wheel for improved handling.

    2022 Audi e-tron GT Charging

    With the release of the 2022 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, owners are provided with three years of complimentary CCS DC fast charging (DCFC) through the Electrify America network. With a maximum 270 kW charging speed, 5 to 80% battery charging can be accomplished in as little as 22-minutes, very similar to the Porsche Taycan from which the GTs drivetrain and charging hardware is based.

    2022 Audi e-tron GT Customer Care

    Audi has implemented electrification experts at critical touchpoints. The dedicated Audi Customer Care teams are staffed with e-tron advocates to help provide a customer centric concierge level experience with a wealth of EV knowledge, be it charging or technical information that a customer may be searching for. On the road, the standard roadside assistance provides peace of mind.

    Audi e-tron GT customers are also offered seven Silvercar by Audi rental car days at no additional cost with the purchase of their vehicle. This Always Audi solution enables Audi customers the ability to select a complimentary rental Audi at a participating dealer. Whether it be to test drive another Audi model, to drive an Audi during a business trip or a trip with the family to a location where charging may be more difficult, Always Audi gives e-tron customers the flexibility to match their multifaceted lives.

    2022 Audi e-tron GT

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    2022 Audi e-tron GT Specs and MSRP

    e-tron GT|RS e-tron GT

    HP: 469|590
    Torque (lb-ft): 464|612
    0-60 (sec): 3.9|3.1
    Top speed (mph): 152|155
    Battery (kWh): 93|93
    Combined EPA range (miles): 238|232
    Starting MSRP: $99,900|$139,900

    The Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT are manufactured in the Böllinger Höfe plant near Neckarsulm, Germany. Its production is certified as net CO2-neutral.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    An RS is on its way and should be here within hours.

    2022 Audi GT RS

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    I wish it were the std. $99,900, 238-mile range GT with All-seasons vs the 232 mile range $139,900 RS with Summer Performance tires but this will not be the case. :(

    Wayne
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I like it !
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Great looking car, saw one recently (except wish it would be closer to the concept and a less rounded Porsche design from the side).
    Range is somewhat disappointing especially at that price point. But maybe with a refresh (if there will be one) it will reach 300 mile one day..
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Edwin:

    The Audi e-tron GT RS has its own distinctive characteristics vs the Taycan but just like its sibling, it is very pleasing to the eye.

    Next up, the 232-mile range rated AWD Audi GT RS arrived with summer Goodyear performance tires on 21's which is going to whack the range a bit vs the RWD Taycan on Continental Pro Contact All-seasons. I have the initial displays reset and the stills collage complete. I am planning to do a long RT run between my home in Carlsbad, CA and LA this afternoon during rush hour to see what she is worth. At least the displays are reset which took a few minutes to figure out where everything was. ;)

    2022 Audi e-Tron GT RS

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    The pertinent displays are reset and ready to rock and roll in Southern California's finest.​

    Wait until you see the Monroney in a few minutes. OMG! :D

    Wayne
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Presenting the all-new, great looking, Audi e-tron GT RS...

    2022 Audi GT RS

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    The hero shot... 590 (637 w/Boost) HP and 612 lb-ft of torque provides a 0 to 60 dash in 3.1 seconds and a limited top speed of 155 mph.

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    $161k The GT RS looks and feels even more than the price tag suggests. How much you want to bet it is more efficient than its 2.38 mi/KWh rating suggests? ;)

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    The fuel robbing but damn sticky Goodyear P265/35R21 F1s in the flesh. Racing inspired ceramic brakes (optional) provide all the fade free slow down anyone could ever ask for.

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    The e-tron GT Puddle Lamps provide the highest resolution projection I may have ever seen on an automobile. The handles however are unusually plain for an exotic imho.​

    Wayne
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    What I am particularly interested in is both the efficiency and charging performance. Will it match the Guinness World Record setting Taycan? Some Porsche specs listed the Taycan with an 850V DCFC charging system and others with an 800V DCFC charging system. Some Audi specs list the e-tron GT as having a 750W charging system and others - see the Monroney above, with an 800V DCFC charging system. Will it be as efficient and charge as fast as the Taycan?

    2021 Porsche Taycan Measured Results

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    Unlike the Taycan, I have not seen a battery temp display for the e-tron GT so I will have to complete the precharge battery warmup procedure blind. The best way is to turn on sport mode with the destination set in the Taycan NAVI and it we would consume KWs to heat. I am not sure if the e-Tron GT does or not?

    Another few items. The central display only shows the SOC and bar graph while the driver display with the charging display pulled up/selected - only visible when charging, displays the charging rate (KW). I will try and setup my phone on a cupholder phone mount to record the central displays SOC and bar graph AND the Drivers display rate video inside the car and the GoPro HB9 on a tripod to record the Electrify America charger cabinet display. I am not sure if I will be able to catch all of this given my camera mounting limitations? I am not sure if the e-tron GT RS is setup for Plug and Charge either? That option in the MMI display is greyed out for some reason?

    2022 Audi e-tron GT RS Central Charging/SOC Display

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    That is the approximate max charge power I saw on the Taycan as well. Sometimes it crept into the 272 KW range but not for long and onboard accessories including the Inverter cooling fan and coolant pumps could have drawn some of that 272 KW while the pack was absorbing slightly less than the displayed charging cabinet output.

    It arrived with 95% SOC so I charged it on my 9.6 KW/40A MUSTART L2 in the garage to 100% last night. It was charging at 8.5 KW from 95% through 99% which matches up nicely with the Audi spec of 10.5 hours on a fully rated L2 from flat (0 KWh) to full (84 total useable KWh) with the std. 93.4 KWh pack.

    Wayne
     
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  8. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    While those tires will be pretty bad for rolling resistance, at least they'll allow for some pretty good cornering without having to brake :D
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mike:

    With the sticky summer Goodyear F1s, rear wheel steering, low center of gravity, and perfectly balanced weight distribution, damn, I would have to drive at 200 percent beyond my capabilities to break this thing loose! :D

    Wayne
     
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  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I ran the 2022 Audi GT RS down from 100% to 5% with a 303-mile jaunt between my home and San Diego, back to Orange County, back to my home, and all the way to LA when finally taking on a DCFC at an Electrify America just north of LAX.

    The traffic sucked of course as this is Southern California... ;)

    2022 Audi GT RS in Orange County

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    The HUD is pretty slick.​

    Wayne
     
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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I arrived at the Electrify America (EA) DCFC at the Westfield Mall in Culver City, CA just north of LAX. The displays showed the Audi GT RS traveled 303.3 miles actual per the Garmin vs 300.2 miles per the Audi's Trip.

    2022 Audi GT RS

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    On the plug!​

    Wayne
     
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  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    When I was 10-minutes out, I setup the Audi MMI NAVI to navigate to this charger in order to "hopefully" bring the temp up above 87 degrees F. There is no battery temp display for this in the Audi so it was a complete guess.

    When I arrived, there were (2) VW ID.4s attached to the only two F'ing 350 KW Electrify America (EA) cabinets!!! When in the hell are these damned EV owners going to learn to not block out the 350s when their vehicles cannot even take in 150 at max rate!!! One of the VWs was attached for 71-minutes after being fully charged and the second guy was sitting in his car while I waited for over 30-minutes for them to clear the hell out. Remember that if you are parked at a location and not charging, the battery temp is dropping and once below that minimum 87 degrees F - per Porsche spec, you will not be able to charge on the highest charging profile. If the Audi did not charge at its peak rate due to these (2) dumbasses camped on the only two 350 KW cabinets, I was going to add 10% and drive to Anaheim for another attempt on a 350 KW in Orange County.

    While I was there, an Ioniq 5 owner appeared, and he wanted to charge on the same cabinet but other port/cable that the ID.4 with no driver anywhere near was attached to. I told him that EA only allows one vehicle to be attached and if this abandoned VW ID4 owner had not locked the cable to his or her VW while charging, he could pull it and start the charge of his Ioniq 5 afterwards. He pulled the cord from the jackass' ID.4 and started charging his own Ioniq 5. Except he arrived with a 50% SOC. I was telling him that if he arrives with anything over 25 to 30%%, he will never charge at peak rates and sure enough, he is now attached to the 350 KW charger and pulling in just 110 KW. Since he only owned his Ioniq 5 for a week, he needed help and I was not going to jump on him about it. I just spoke with him for the next 15-minutes about what to do to maximize his rate and shorten his time parked at a charger, how to protect his packs longevity by charging to just 80% while at home and not needing a full charge for a lengthy trip, plus some charging netiquette like "Do not tie up a 350 KW when your car will never be able to charge over 150%." He was grateful and I was more than happy to help.

    Ok, the Ioniq is charged, he is on his way, and the 71-minute idle time VW owner appears and drives off allowing me to park in his space and grab a 350 KW cord. Well over 30-minutes has passed and I was expecting to see an initialization in the low 200s and by 20%, down near 150 KW... This would be far off the peak charge performance curve and way down to one of the lowest DCFC curves that the Audi has built in for pack protection.

    Here is where I F'ed up as I was still really pissed off about these two VW owners... I set my phone up in the car to record the internal display(s) and my GoPro to record the 350 KW Electrify America Charging Cabinet. When attached to a DCFC, the internal displays - both the central and driver, do not show the charge power in KW or rate unlike when I was attached to the L2 at my home and the rate was clearly showing. SOB!!! Ok, that was a waste. And then my GoPro HB9. I thought I started the recording in std. 1080p mode before I started the charge from my EA App but actually started and shut off and did not catch this mistake until I was at almost 60%. If I were to post that segment where I restarted it, you would hear a minute of harsh expletives.

    In any case, the Audi GT RS has the same charging capability as the Porsche Taycan and for minutes it was taking in 260 and even > 270 KW up through 40% SOC. And it occurred while the battery had cooled off for more than an hour!!! Somebody has worked on the charging profile the Audi will accept without being over 87 degrees F for sure. Wow was that cool! Except I did not have a recording of it!!!

    I did pull a pic from the vid at 80% and it just rocks!!!

    2022 Audi GT RS Charging from 5 to 80%

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    The Audi's DCFC spec is 5 to 80% in 23-minutes but just like the Porsche Taycan, 5 to 80 percent occurred in a staggeringly fast 19-minutes! Whatever SW updates the VW Group has done to the Porsche has also been uploaded into the Audi and damn boys and girls, it kicks @$$. :D
    Wayne
     
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  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Without the video of this kick @$$ charge while camped on the highest charging profile, I am back to the standard Energy Consumption Display (ECD) calibration and some interesting data points were availed.

    2022 Audi GT RS

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    5 to 100% on 88.15 KWh in 55-minutes.​

    For one, 88 KWh from 5 to 100% SOC indicates it would take ~ 92 KWh to charge from 0 to 100%. If the maximum actual useable pack capacity is 84 KWh, this indicates a charging efficiency of just 91.3 percent. I thought it would have been higher actually. OR that more than 84 KWh is useable? A Question I have not found an answer too. :(

    In any case, 303.3 miles (actual) on 88.15 KWh = 3.44 mi/kWh. If the actual pack charge was 84 KWh * .95 (5 to 100%) or 79.8 KWh added to the pack and not lost to heat from the cable to the Inverter to the pack, this would indicate 303.3 miles/79.3 KWh = 3.82 Miles/KWh which is almost exactly what the Audi display indicates at 3.8 mi/KWh. I am not sure what to use for the offset when I complete the Speed vs Energy Consumption data collection and subsequent curve from the after-midnight data collection sometime this weekend. Should I use a 0 percent offset or a negative 9.5% offset? Please let me know your thoughts on this but I am leaning to the 0 percent offset now.

    Wayne
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Zero. The car display is the only consistent way to measure with available, public knowledge. If you can somehow find out the software version, that may be useful in the future in case release notes indicate changes to their charge measuring algorithms, and/or the usable capacity changes with software updates.

    The charging efficiency is interesting, but only if you need to compare vehicles or charging methods. Otherwise, that's just part of the cost of running a battery and moving energy around. We're also not calculating charge loss over time from the battery sitting idle. Most people won't really care or think about it, like the phantom charger loads all around one's home and the huge number of batteries always discharging and having to be recharged. That's a new part of my life. I just have to accept it and try to minimize the cost of replenishing that wasted energy.
     
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  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Bill:

    Thanks for your input. I still have a lot of work to complete including recording a full 5 to 80% charge, creating the charge profile, and the Speed vs Energy Economy curve but I will use a zero offset on that last curve with a note about this very discussion.

    I am heading out to see my son in Corona, CA in a few minutes and will drive the Audi RS GT down to hopefully near 5% SOC this evening and try again to get the charging video for the Charging Profile.

    Wayne
     
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  16. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Another even more interesting note. The Audi e-Tron GT RS covered 303.3 miles on $27.28 of electricity from a high-speed public EA DCFC. This is equal to $0.0899/mile.

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    With the lowest cost of fuel near me at $5.34/gallon at my local Costco - the actual average price for a gallon of gasoline in California is now at $5.72/gallon as of this morning.

    In my 2021 Toyota Prius Prime, the most efficient gas hybrid available in North America and probably the world, the cost to drive 303 miles on the 5/405 corridor here in Southern California, would be derived from ~ 85 mpg on the same route in the same traffic yesterday afternoon. 303.3 mi/85 mpg = 3.57 gallons * $5.34/gallon =$19.06.

    With me behind a 0 to 60 time of 3.1 seconds, AWD super car, it cost me $27.28 to drive the 303.3 miles or 43 percent more than I could in my Prius Prime.

    Similarly, the avg. driver in a Prius Prime on the same route would have achieved ~ 60 mpg (5.05 gallons) and would be paying $5.72/gallon avg. California fuel price leading to a cost to drive the 303.3 miles at $28.89. This is 6% more than I paid to drive the super car the same distance.

    All in, the Audi Super Car vs Prius Prime are quickly nearing equivalency in terms of "Refueling" cost per mile!

    Wayne
     
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  17. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    And in the states where DCFC billing by the kWh is not allowed, the EVs able to charge at 250+ kW have an even better deal for the energy they consume. (currently, of course...)
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I'd say the Prime still beats the "Super Car" easily in TCO.
    But that's apples and oranges.
     
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  19. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Not to mention, charging at home (probably the way that the car would usually be charged) would probably be much cheaper than DC fast charging. I doubt that many people are cross-shopping a Prius Prime with an e-tron GT, but it's still impressive just to see how quick and efficient an EV can be compared to even the best combustion powered vehicle.
     
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  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I have a News Crew coming over in less than 6-hours so I cannot complete the Speed vs Energy Economy or the Charging Profile curves, but I do have the speed vs ECD data and I recorded the entire 5 to 80% charge so I can create the profile. As expected, the 21 Summer performance Goodyear F1s took the AWD Audi GT to the woodshed vs the RWD Taycan with the 19" all-season Continental Pro Contacts. Even the Audi's adaptative/lowering suspension could not make up for the hit. With all of that said, the Audi's 74 mph EPA crossover is still one of the best we have recorded.

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    Charging on a 350 KW Electrify America DCFC in Oceanside, CA just over an hour ago.​

    Did I blow the focus on this one or what!!! ;)

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    64.5 KWh in 19-min and 17-sec from 5 to 80% w/ a peak of 257 KW at 30% SOC.​

    I will post all the graphs tomorrow.

    Wayne
     
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