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      08-08-2019, 11:00 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Mo@BMWofFairfax View Post
My pleasure.

What jumped out at me is this:

"Although details are still sketchy, we hear that BMW M is zooming in on 500V charging with a possible 800V upgrade by 2023, which would reduce the charge time of a large battery to less than 20 minutes. "

What range anxiety?

P.S. What happened to your quadruple clutch super rare M3? :P
The overwhelming majority of non Tesla DC Fast Chargers out in the world are 50kw. That means they can max out the charging speed of an i3, and nothing more. Most Tesla superchargers max out at 100kw, and slow down to share power when multiple cars are charging in the same location.

It's not as simple as swapping out there (~$100,000) fast charger, either-- 50kw is already around the power consumption of an average US neighborhood. The infrastructure won't be there for a while to power faster chargers.

I suspect most of these fast charging cars won't be able to utilize anything close to their max charging speed for a long time yet.
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