I applaud Kia for unthrottling their charging curve and allow batteries to heat up (from Bjorn's video). Ford went the opposite direction and are ultra-conservative. Ford throttles the Mach-E at 80% - dropping the charging to 9 kW (L2 speeds). They want to keep the battery below a certain temp for longevity I guess (8 year/100K warranty is standard across the industry due to US laws). Bean counters I'm sure made this decision.Yeah. Tesla's efficiency is still class-leading (industry leading I suppose) but the EV6 can offset that with faster charging. These comparisons are interesting to know because in Canada, we have 200kW chargers as well, which is closer to the EV6's theoretical max of 240kW. This means, in the winter, I could save money and use the 200kW chargers instead of the 350kW chargers if I know I won't be getting Vmax anyway.
Um, while I'm a Kia Soul fanboy... what you described is exactly what happened with the direct injection engine fiascoI guess KIA/Hyundai has the better charge curve due to the fact they have more experience. They've had all those e-Niros and Ioniqs out there that they will have been grabbing data from via the app. At the moment Ford and VW are going to have to play it safe until they get more real world usage. The last thing they can afford is to be too generous and discovering a couple of years down the line that they need to replace thousands of batteries under warranty. Pre heating should bring the EV6 up to nearer the Tesla level if they do fit it- although the range lost by heating V's the charge speed is an interesting calculation. With charge costs hitting 40p+ in some places, I'm not sure I would want to blow say £2 in electricity for a saving of 4 minutes charging time. Actually I probably would!