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Old 08-01-2017, 07:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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True, the theoretical example above assumes that DCFC are as commonplace as petrol stations.

In practice, it's probably fastest to travel as quickly as possible to reach the next DCFC on the route, or perhaps skip some closely spaced chargers.

Maybe I'm overthinking this. Perhaps there is a threshold where the decreased efficiency of increasing speed is less time efficient given a linear (for ease of calculation) charging rate.

Anyhow, I like attempting to solve complex problems using Excel modeling. I've even used Excel to decide if I should take a job offer over keeping my current job.
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