I've yet to hear from anyone who has attained anything even remotely close to 100 kW DC charging speeds—however briefly—with the AWD model. Knowing what we now know of the battery's true usable capacity (about 60 kWh to "0" on the gauge, and another 4-5 kWh remaining past zero), a ~10%-80% DC fast charging session would only be adding about 40 kWh to the battery.
How long should it reasonably take for a battery rated at 100 kW peak charging speeds to charge a mere 40 kWh on a 100 kW+ fast charger?
We really need to figure to what extent Toyota is simply throttling these CATL batteries (and if so, why), or if the CATL batteries are of a legitimately inferior design. Since the decision to use them only on North American AWD's seems to be a head scratcher, there has to be more to the story. It's not as if other manufacturers aren't utilizing CATL batteries as well...and charging them at much higher speeds. I wonder if there are other hardware differences between the vehicles with CATL batteries, vs. the Panasonics.
In any case, what's the point of offering an industry leading battery retention warranty if the battery's capabilities are stunted from the get-go?