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Here's my most recent fast charging session, at an "EV Go" station. This is from a 50 kW DC charger with a "10/10" rating on PlugShare, with lots of happy customers according to reviews (including very recent ones).
Prior to charging, the vehicle had been driven for approximately half an hour @ 50mph with climate control on, then parked for about an hour, then driven for another 15 minutes to the charging station. Outside temperature was ~30 degrees Fahrenheit.
I'd really thought that an hour of charging would have gotten me to at least 80%—especially considering that the starting point was 40%.
Unfortunately, with only a 63% charge and the vehicle currently averaging about ~2 miles/kWh, I had to cancel my other plans for the day and head home...I likely wouldn't have been able to make it to my next destination and back (~40 miles one way).
While I'm at least happy that the charging session was free, due to the EV Go/Toyota promotional period, I am worried that once this expires, these 15.318 kWh—or about 31 miles of range added—would have cost me nearly $20.00 at 35 cents a minute. Twenty dollars worth of gas usually gets me more like 200+ miles. This is like getting <7 miles to the gallon, or paying ~$25/gallon for gasoline.
Not really sure what the problem is here.